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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Disabled American Veterans Recognize Employee at Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic

June 29, 2007

HOUSTON — The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Texas awarded Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) employee Teresa A. Timmons, M.D., with their prestigious Veterans Health Administration Award.  Timmons serves as the director, Mental Health Clinic and deputy care line executive for the Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic in Lufkin.

Timmons was presented this award for providing outstanding medical services to disabled veterans.  Timmons has been a VA employee since 1999 and a member of the MEDVAMC team since 2003.  A graduate of the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN, Timmons also completed a psychiatry residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1988. 

DAV is a nonprofit organization that represents all of America’s disabled veterans, their families and survivors with a nationwide network of services free of charge.  The DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) serves as the primary health care provider for more than 116,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnostic care, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastro-intestinal endoscopy, ophthalmology, nuclear medicine, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases. The MEDVAMC is home to a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic; a Network Polytrauma Center; an award-winning Cardiac and General Surgery Program; and one of the VA’s six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. Including the satellite clinics in Beaumont, Lufkin, Conroe, Galveston, and Texas City, MEDVAMC outpatient clinics logged more than 800,000 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2006.