VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) hosted its 30th annual employee-sponsored “Care and Share” Drive to bring joy to local needy Veterans and their families in San Diego County this holiday season.
“By housing incarcerated Veterans in the same dormitory, it’s easier for me to assist with re-entry planning and to support treatment efforts,” said Angela Simoneau, Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist for VASDHS.
For the convenience of our Veterans, VASDHS recently installed new kiosks throughout the San Diego VA Medical Center that allows Veterans to check in easily and securely for appointments with no waiting in line.
In an effort to provide more convenient access to primary care and mental health appointments, VASDHS has started offering extended patient hours at the Medical Center in La Jolla, Mission Valley and Oceanside Clinic.
Up to 50 percent of heart patients fail to take their medications correctly after they leave the hospital. VA’s solution? A simple one: persistent, friendly reminders from your health care professionals.
Natalie Dell, a medal winner at the 2012 Summer Olympics, conducts mental health research for VA. As the next Olympics approach, here are 20 questions about her Olympics experience and her work for Veterans.