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.
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.
Dr. Hardeep Singh has been named a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and will receive the award from President Obama at a White House ceremony later this year.
Gene Williams, RN, has been named the 2013 Employee of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He was recognized for his hard work and dedication to caring for spinal cord injury Veterans.
A new peer support program aims to break the stigma and connect those Veterans with others who understand. There are more than 800 peer support specialists nation-wide, 14 of which work at the Houston VA.
More than 50 physicians affiliated with MEDVAMC in Houston appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013. Only 5% of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, which is decided by impartial peer review.
MEDVAMC physicians are now employing cutting-edge laser technology for military Veterans needing eye surgery. We obtained a state-of-the-art LenSx image-guided femtosecond laser for Veterans who need cataract surgery.
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.