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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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DAISY Award winner Brittny BriantDAISY 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 Quickly Heals Long-Term Wound for Army VeteranAggressive 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.
Experienced and Prestigious Clinician Takes Over as new MEDVAMC Medical Care Line ExecutiveNew 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.
Memorial Day Service at Houston VA National CemeteryHouston 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 NewsletterNewly 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 & Other VeteransU.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!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.
Houston VA Doctors Employ New Technology to Prevent Sudden Cardiac ArrestNew 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 by American Nurses Credentialing CenterHouston 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 ProcedureCustom 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

A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
Two men talk and point to a bulletin board in a facility hallwayOnce Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
A man with a stern look has his boxing gloves laced upFighting 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.
A woman hiker wearing sunglasses smilesSummer 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.
Woman looks at her smile in a mirror being held by a dentist10 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.
Back of a mobile health clinic showing a door and wheelchair liftVA 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.
A woman talks to a man in an officeNurse 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.
A smiling girl with a US flagVA 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.
A senior man in a swimming pool smilesSenior 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.
Close up of a woman with an angry expressionI 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.

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