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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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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.
Houston VA Director Announces Retirement PlansHouston VA Director Announces Retirement Plans
Adam C. Walmus has announced his retirement as Director of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston after more than 38 years of federal service. Walmus was appointed Director in August of 2009.
Third Fisher House Coming to Houston VAThird Fisher House Coming to Houston VA
Veterans and visitors to the Houston VA will soon see a beautiful new home being constructed near the main Holcombe entrance to the campus. The Fisher Foundation recently announced plans to build a third Fisher House.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Army Veteran Michael Owen shaking hands with other volunteersWanted: Half a Million More Veterans to Volunteer
It's called the Million Veteran Program and we're half way there. A Veteran from Alabama became the 500,000th Veteran to voluntarily enroll in the program which may help to prevent and treat diseases.
Psychologist Dr. Mary Beth Shea with Veteran patientPsychologist Led VA Team Responding to Shootings
Some of America’s best doctors work for VA. We would like you to meet them. After the tragic event in Orlando, a VA doctor led a team of VA employees to help the families of the victims.
VA Employees and Veterans walk together to raise awareness and more for homeless VeteransVA Employees and Vets Walk for Homeless Veterans
19,000 VA employees and 8,000 Veterans donated clothing and other items worth more than $384,000 for homeless Veterans. And took a healthy walk along the way: VA’s Annual VA2K Walk & Roll.
VA Chaplin speaking with Veteran about spiritualityTalking Spiritual about Moral Injury
VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
Women Veterans Call Center EmployeeVA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online
The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran throwing Javelin at Golden Age GamesVeteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit
Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Image of Veteran outdoors with friends and his horseDying Veteran Emotional Last Request
Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.

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