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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Local Features

man standing under the sun, drining waterStay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Take Care this Summer
Summer is here! VA San Diego Healthcare System reminds everyone to take care of yourself, stay cool, drink plenty of water, and protect your skin when under the sun during summer.
ptsd logo1 in 5 Recent Combat Vets in San Diego have PTSD
Veteran Jordan Miller came back from his last deployment to find that home no longer felt like home. Six months out of his discharge from active duty in the Navy, his environment was the same as always, but he was not.
female pharmacistSafe Pain Treatment a Priority at VA San Diego
Nearly 60 percent of Veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older Veterans suffer from chronic pain, leading to an increase in the use of opioids over the years.
female researcher with multiple test tubesSan Diego VAMC Hosts Research Symposium
The San Diego VA Medical Center will host a Research Symposium on May 20, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the VA Medical Center Multipurpose Room, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA.
VASDHS Cancer Survivor Clinic staff discuss their program March 9.VASDHS Opens Cancer Survivor Clinic
“We realized a need that was missing so we put in a proposal to have a clinic here,” said Paula Muehlbauer, VA San Diego nurse and organizer of last year’s cancer survivor event.
ribbon cuttingSan Diego VAMC Emergency Department Remodel
VASDHS celebrated the Emergency Department remodeling project on April 15, with the addition of 4,000 square feet to the existing space, to improve patient flow and reduce wait times.
2016 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality logoVASDHS is a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
VASDHS has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender civil rights organization.
huey helicopterVietnam Veterans to be honored at Ceremony
Vietnam War Veterans are invited to a free ceremony to recognize, honor and thank them for their service. The commemorative event will be held on March 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Scottish Rite Event Center.
Profile picture of Bob GunnoeVolunteer honors Veterans
Although Gunnoe isn’t a Veteran, he believes volunteering at the VA has enriched his life and allows him to give back to his community. “Veterans need and deserve all the help we can give them,” he said.
physician taking notes, holding a pen and clipboardVASDHS awarded new physician resident positions
Leaders at the VA San Diego Healthcare System learned on November 9, that they have been awarded new physician residency positions by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Bush and Army Veteran Michael Fuller I am here to help, that is my gift to you.
VA Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush lost her hearing as a child and understands the challenges of Veterans with hearing problems. Read her inspiring story of turning her experiences into helping Veterans.
Army Veteran Michael Owen shaking hands with other volunteersWanted: Half a Million More Veterans to Volunteer
It's called the Million Veteran Program and we're half way there. A Veteran from Alabama became the 500,000th Veteran to voluntarily enroll in the program which may help to prevent and treat diseases.
Psychologist Dr. Mary Beth Shea with Veteran patientPsychologist Led VA Team Responding to Shootings
Some of America’s best doctors work for VA. We would like you to meet them. After the tragic event in Orlando, a VA doctor led a team of VA employees to help the families of the victims.
VA Employees and Veterans walk together to raise awareness and more for homeless VeteransVA Employees and Vets Walk for Homeless Veterans
19,000 VA employees and 8,000 Veterans donated clothing and other items worth more than $384,000 for homeless Veterans. And took a healthy walk along the way: VA’s Annual VA2K Walk & Roll.
VA Chaplin speaking with Veteran about spiritualityTalking Spiritual about Moral Injury
VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
Women Veterans Call Center EmployeeVA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online
The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran throwing Javelin at Golden Age GamesVeteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit
Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Image of Veteran outdoors with friends and his horseDying Veteran Emotional Last Request
Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.

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