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VA San Diego Healthcare System
- Introducing 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.
- VASDHS 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.
- Recovery 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.
- Home-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.
- VASDHS 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.
- Female 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.”
- VASDHS 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.
- Community 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.
- VASDHS 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 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
- Once 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.
- Fighting 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.
- Summer 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.
- 10 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.
- VA 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.
- Nurse 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.
- VA 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.
- Senior 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.
- I 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.
- Connecting 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.