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- Two VA Staff Earn Healthcare Analytics Certification
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) employees recently completed coursework and received certification in Healthcare Analytics through the VA Office of Information and Analytics (OIA) Field Analytics program. These new skills will continue to improve performance and decision-making, leading to more efficient Veteran services at MEDVAMC.
- Houston Million Veteran Program reaches 8,000th Veteran
Last week, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) reached the milestone of enrolling 8,000 participants in the Million Veteran Program (MVP): A Partnership with Veterans, and is leading the nation in enrollment efforts. The MEDVAMC is one of 49 VA medical centers serving as an enrollment site for this national, voluntary research program conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research & Development. The knowledge gained will help better understand how genes affect Veterans’ health and illness, with the ultimate goal of transforming health care.
- Nurses Honored During National Nurses Week
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) joins the American Nurses Association in honoring America’s nurses during this year’s National Nurses Week.
- Katy VA Outpatient Clinic opens with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) held a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony officially opening its new VA Outpatient Clinic in Katy on April 22, 2013 at its new location.
- A Volunteer Who Cares
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) recently selected Houston resident Theodore “Ted” Pantallion as its Volunteer of the Year. Pantallion has given 2,170 volunteer hours assisting the Prime Care Outpatient Clinic as well as the Voluntary Service Office as a volunteer for the past two years.
- Houston VA Wins Clinical Nutrition Award
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) recently named the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) as one of the recipients of its 2013 Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction award.
- Houston VA Targets the Nation’s Leading Killer
In an effort to improve the health of Veterans, volunteers, visitors, and staff, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) will severely limit smoking on its campus this year. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.
- Telesleep at Houston VA: New Source of Support for Veterans
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is providing care to Veterans with sleep related breathing disorders in its rural areas with telemedicine technologies.
- Four Veterans Win Local Creative Arts Contest
Four local Veterans who receive their health care at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) had their creative work selected to compete in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national creative arts competition.
- Memorial Day - When America Remembers
Memorial Day — a time for the nation to pause and remember the service of deceased Veterans and military members who died on active duty, a time when Americans honor the fallen.
- VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new hotline to respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.