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VA San Diego Healthcare System


Local Features

VA San Diego Healthcare System Interactive Campus MapIntroducing the New Interactive Campus Map
Finding your way around San Diego VA Medical Center just got easier with the new interactive campus map on our Internet website. It can be found by clicking under Locations & Directions on the VASDHS left navigation bar.
Two medical volunteers converse during last year’s Stand DownVASDHS Hosts Medical Tent During Stand Down
For the 27th year, VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) will be organizing and managing the medical tent at this year’s Stand Down for homeless Veterans, July 18 - 20, at San Diego High School.
young veteran sitting in the waiting areaRecovery from PTSD Possible with Treatment
“The two main tools for recovery are psychotherapy and medication, which is sometimes combined,” said Dr. Sonya Norman, PTSD Consultation Program Director for the National Center for PTSD.
Veteran patient & female nurseHome-Based Care Available at San Diego VAMC
VASDHS provides a wide range of home-based services such as homemaker/home health aide, respite care and adult day healthcare to help chronically ill or disabled Veterans to remain in their homes.
female researcher with multiple test tubesVASDHS celebrates National VA Research Week with symposium
In association with National VA Research Week, May 19 – 23, the San Diego VA Medical Center will host a symposium to share the latest in local research advances with the public.
man and woman in military uniformFemale Veteran Finds Solace at the Aspire Center
“I was not the same person, could not provide for my kids and no one understood what I was going through,” Davis said. “I told my mom and she recommended I get in touch with the local VA medical center.”
SCI 25th Anniversary CeremonyVASDHS celebrates 25th year of Spinal Cord Injury
VASDHS celebrates 25 years of serving paralyzed Veterans in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center. The SCI Center's building dedication was held on October 15, 1988 and admitted the first patient on March 27, 1989.
group photoCommunity Advisory Board Co-Chair Retires
After four years, Joseph Brunner has stepped down from his position as co-chair of the VA Community Advisory Board (CAB). Taking on his duties is Ron Stark, a Veteran of Vietnam and Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
High Five drop box and formVASDHS Introduces New Employee Recognition System
Starting April 1, VASDHS will introduce its “High Five” program to patients by placing feedback boxes in waiting rooms around the San Diego VA Medical Center and supporting outpatient clinics.
Canteen Chief Joseph Crisostomo (right) helps prepare food for hungry customersCanteen changes to improve customer smiles in 2014
As a multi-award winning manager with decades of experience behind his belt, VA San Diego Healthcare System’s (VASDHS) new Canteen Chief Joseph Crisostomo is ready to put a new face on his team’s service.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Two men talk and point to a bulletin board in a facility hallwayOnce Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
A man with a stern look has his boxing gloves laced upFighting is My Meditation
After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
A woman hiker wearing sunglasses smilesSummer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.
Woman looks at her smile in a mirror being held by a dentist10 of the Stories Most Read by Vets on VA Web Site
The web site for the Veterans Health Administration is a helpful gateway to numerous resources for Veterans and their families. Here are just a few of the most popular features posted this past year.
Back of a mobile health clinic showing a door and wheelchair liftVA Health Care System Named Most Wired - Again!
For the second year in a row, VA has been named to the 2014 “Most Wired” hospitals list, a national survey ranking hospitals leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways.
A woman talks to a man in an officeNurse Navigator Simplifies the Maze for Patients
Hospitals can be a maze. That’s why Joan Stewart and Debera Charlton are amazing. The Nurse Navigator steer patients through the treatment systems at Montana’s VA Medical Center.
A smiling girl with a US flagVA Hosts July 4th Ceremonies for Veterans
Hundreds of VA employees and volunteers at VA Medical Centers across the country spend their July 4th holiday hosting special events for the men and women we serve — America’s Veterans.
A senior man in a swimming pool smilesSenior Veterans Going for the Gold - One More Time
Hundreds of Veterans are heading to the Ozark Mountains for the Golden Age Games, designed to improve the quality of life for older Veterans with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.
Close up of a woman with an angry expressionI Cannot Be This Person
Finding it hard to be home alone or feel comfortable in public places, Laura Hendrixon is determined to get better for her family and her career.
A nurse and Veteran talk with a physician through a video conferenceConnecting Veterans with Telehealth
The relationship between patients and the health care system will dramatically change with telehealth. High levels of patient satisfaction and positive outcomes say this is the right direction.

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