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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
- DAISY Awards
- The DAISY Award is a very unique and heart-felt way to recognize and reward nurses who go above and beyond for our Veterans!
Photo: DAISY Award winner Brittny Briant with Veteran patient
- Aggressive Wound Care Heals Long-Term Wound
- An 81-year-old Houston area Army Veteran confined to a wheelchair for over a year and a half is crediting staff at VA’s Tomball Outpatient Clinic with providing him expert treatment that has him up on his feet again.
- New MEDVAMC Medical Care Line Executive
- A passion for quality patient care combined with a desire to help others is why Biykem Bozkurt became a doctor. After more than 17 years as a renowned cardiologist, she is the new MEDVAMC Medical Care Line Executive.
- Houston VA National Cemetery Memorial Day Service
- The Memorial Day Service, honoring deceased United States servicemen and women, is free and open to the public and will be held at the Houston VA National Cemetery on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
- Newly Redesigned Newsletter for Veterans
- Welcome to our newly redesigned quarterly Veteran newsletter: VA Locomotive. This Spring/Summer edition is filled with helpful and enlightening information for our Veterans and their families.
- U.S. Olympic Athletes Visit Former POWs
- Lolo Jones, Julie Chu and Kikkan Randall, who all three competed in the Sochi 2014 Olympics, recently visited our Fisher House, attended a special former POW Veteran celebration, and visited Veteran patients.
- Healthy Vets are on the MOVE!
- Hundreds of Veterans are already reaping the benefits of Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center’s MOVE! and TeleMOVE! Weight loss programs and many more are expected to enroll in 2014.
- New Technology to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Some military Veterans with heart conditions can now breathe easier thanks to new technology and a new procedure being employed by electrophysiologists at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
- Houston VA Re-Designated Magnet Hospital
- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center received one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can obtain: Magnet Re-Designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
- Custom Made Stent Available for Vascular Procedure
- VA surgeons successfully performed groundbreaking minimally invasive vascular procedures on two Veterans. It’s the City of Houston’s first implantations of a new type of stent graft, called a fenestrated endograft.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- 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.
- Brain's 'Error Messages' May Hold PTSD Clue
- VA researchers are looking at how Veterans with PTSD react to their own mistakes. The results could reveal clues as to why some Veterans are more resilient to traumatic events.