Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
News from the Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to tailor cancer care for patients based on the genes and proteins associated with their tumors. The tri-agency program will create the nation's first system in which cancer patients' tumors are routinely screened for gene and protein information, with the goal of finding targeted therapies for each individual patient. The process will also continually generate new information to boost clinicians' ability to treat the disease.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for Veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders.
Note: This release was updated on August 5. The Joint Commission today provided the results of its Special Focused Surveys of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities to VA leadership. The special focused surveys, prompted by reported allegations of scheduling improprieties, delays in patient care and other quality-of-care concerns, were conducted October 2014 to September 2015 and focused on measuring the progress VA has made to improve access to care and barriers that might stand in the way of providing timely care to Veterans.
Posted: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:00:50 +0000
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Phil Mulkey.
Phil was born in Monett, Missouri, on Jan. 7, 1933. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, U.S. Army during the Korean War and later as a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor.
Phil was a decathlete on the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team. He also competed at the World Masters Athletics Championships and Pan-American Games. During his time as an athlete, he set several world records.
Phil is currently an inpatient in the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Thank you for your service and dedication, Phil!
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