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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Veteran Town Hall in KatyVeteran Town Hall in Katy
The Houston VAMC is hosting a town hall meeting at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic in Katy, Texas on October 24, 2016 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
Dr. Nader MassarwehPost-operative Outcomes in the VA Improved
A study of the post-operative outcomes in the VHA shows that rates of complications and mortality following complications, known as failure to rescue, improved significantly within the VA during the last 15 years.
Francisco VazquezVA Names New Houston Medical Center Director
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Francisco Vazquez, as the new Director of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Silver Eagles Team Bring Home MedalsSilver Eagles Team Bring Home Medals
Twenty-three Veterans from the Houston area recently participated in the 30th National Veterans Golden Age Games in Detroit, Michigan. The Silver Eagles Team brought home 14 gold, 4 silver, and 5 bronze medals.
VA Prescription Shipment NotificationsVA Prescription Shipment Notifications
Have you signed up for the new My HealtheVet prescription refill shipment notifications? Receive a notification when your prescription refill is in the mail & a tracking number to monitor the shipment to your doorstep!
Veterans Town HallVeterans Town Hall
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall meeting in Houston, Texas on June 22, 2016 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
VA Locomotive Newsletter: Summer 2016VA Locomotive Newsletter: Summer 2016
The Summer 2016 edition of the VA Locomotive quarterly Veteran newsletter is available. This newsletter is filled with helpful and enlightening information for our Veterans and their families.
Veteran Justin Wilson using the kiosks to check-in.Check-in Kiosks Increase Convenience
Veterans at the Houston VA Medical Center and all nine of the Houston-area Community Based Outpatient Clinics can now use new technology to check-in for scheduled appointments and manage their personal information.
Memorial Day Service at Houston VA National CemeteryHouston VA National Cemetery Memorial Day Service
Memorial Day Service at the Houston National Cemetery, honoring deceased United States servicemen and women, is free and open to the public on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
VA2K Walk and RollVA2K Walk and Roll
The Houston VA will host a 2K “walk and roll” event May 18, 2016 at the Medical Center. The VA2K is to encourage employees and Veterans, at all levels of fitness, to join in a fun, short walk.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Elderly men, sitting at a table enjoying a cup of coffee while talking to one anotherAre You Ready to Make Your Choices?
Are you ready to make your choices? Advance Care Planning: Your preferences for future health care. Advance Directive: Tell others your preferences and who you have chosen to be your Health Care Agent.
VA nurses Heather Frank (L) and Jill Jefferson along with Simulator SAM during  ICU simulation training at the VA medical center in Des Moines, Iowa.Heather Frank - One of VA’s Top Nurses
Introducing Heather Frank, one of VA's and Iowa's, Top Nurses, whose extra effort has helped Vietnam Veterans in her Iowa Veteran Affairs hospital, receive awards for their service.
Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran Robert Hall and Primary Care Physician Dr. Sabrina FelsonVietnam Marine Corps Veteran – Forever Proud
Vietnam Vet, given grave cancer prognosis, says his top priority is family and his 11-month-old spirited grandson. “When my dad lies down next to him, Jayden just falls asleep.”
Veteran Lewis Taylor in Medical Foster HomeCouples Caring for Veterans in Foster Homes
There is an alternative to a nursing home for eligible Veterans. VA's Medical Foster Home Program is for Veterans no longer able to safely live independently. Here are two couples who participate.
Doctor and Veteran PatientSan Diego VA Doctor Patients’ Best Friend
He reminds his patients of “those doctors from 50 years ago where they sit down and talk to you and are like your best friend. ”Meet Dr. James Michelson of VA San Diego.
VA Nurse and patient talkingCaring for Veterans at Work and at Home
VA has great employees and some of the best are our nurses. Drema Bratton, a VA nurse for 37 years, was recently named Nurse of the Year at her Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
A parent and Veteran sitting together“They Saved My Son's Life”
Families of Veterans with problems have a remarkable confidential VA program designed to assist them in finding the help they need with compassion, patience and understanding.
Social Add, Be there for a Veteran in CrisisBe There for a Veteran in Crisis
September is Suicide Prevention Month and VA is asking for the entire nation’s help in reducing Veteran suicide and calling on everyone to Be There for Veterans and Service members.
Veterans planking at the GymHealth and Fitness for Older Veterans
VA's Gerofit fitness and health promotion program reduces the risk of the need for nursing home care by developing individually tailored, functionally-based exercise for America's older Veterans.
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.

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