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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Local Features

VA San Diego Nurse Researcher, Jill Bormann, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (center) during the award presentationBormann receives two prestigious nursing awards
VA San Diego Nurse Researcher, Jill Bormann, Ph.D., RN, FAAN received two prestigious nursing awards for her extensive body of research on the use of a Mantram Repetition Program.
Imperial Valley exterior photo of the front buildingVA Imperial Valley Clinic opens in new location
The Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) announced the opening of the VA Imperial Valley Clinic in the new location at 1115 South 4th Street, El Centro, Calif, 92243.
Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) AppThe Veteran Appointment Request App is Here!
As part of VA’s focus on ensuring that Veterans receive timely access to health care, VA Mobile has launched the new Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App to schedule or request primary care & mental health appointments.
female veteran during hearing testHaving Trouble with your Hearing?
Hearing loss is very common among the veteran population due in part to the high noise levels encountered on active duty. It can affect your ability to communicate, which can significantly impact on your well-being.
male veteran walking with grand daughter in a strollerWhat You Should Know About Diabetes
Diabetes is the single most expensive disease in the United States, with $101 billion spent in 2013 on diagnosis and treatment. In Veterans, nearly 1 in 4 of VA patients have been diagnosed with Adult Onset Diabetes.
Veterans Crisis LineFive things we’re doing about Veteran Suicide
In July, the Department of Veterans Affairs released its newest Veteran suicide report detailing new statistics on the Veteran suicide crisis currently affecting our nation’s heroes.
employees wearing headseat to answer phone callsConvenient Scheduling for Audiology and Optometry
We are happy to announce that VA San Diego Healthcare System now offers enrolled Veterans the opportunity to directly schedule routine ear and eye appointments with Audiology and Optometry clinics.
va san diego staffCare & Share Provides Holiday Meals for Veterans
'Tis the season to give back and employees at VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), for the past 32 years, have been providing Veterans a holiday meal through the Care & Share program.
man on wheelchair using video with his providerVASDHS Pilot Program helps Patients and Providers
VA San Diego Healthcare System is piloting a program called vPACT (video patient-aligned care team), which uses wireless technology to connect patients with their providers through video visits.
leadership staff receiving the awardVASDHS Earns Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality
VASDHS received the 2016 Press Ganey NDNQI® Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality. This award recognizes the top-performing academic medical center for excellence in overall performance in nursing quality measures.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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