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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

July 2, 2009

HOUSTON — The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Texas awarded Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) employee Flavil Lynn Chesser, RPh, MS, with their prestigious Veterans Health Administration Award.  Chesser serves as the supervisory pharmacist for the Charles Wilson VA Outpatient Clinic in Lufkin.

Chesser was presented this award for providing outstanding medical services to disabled veterans.  Chesser has been a VA employee and a member of the MEDVAMC team since 1982.  A graduate of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in Houston, Chesser also completed a pharmacy residency at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in 1984. 

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) is one of the largest and most complex medical centers in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Awarded the Robert W. Carey Organizational Excellence Award in 2005, the Robert W. Carey Circle of Excellence Quality Award in 2007, and re-designation for Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services in 2008, the MEDVAMC serves as the primary health care provider for more than 120,000 Veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnostic care, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, liver transplant, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases. Including the outpatient clinics in Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston Lufkin, and Texas City, MEDVAMC outpatient clinics logged nearly 900,000 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2008. For the latest news releases and information about the MEDVAMC, visit

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