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"I have been interested in those ‘gray zones’ of uncertainty that inevitably arise in health care when it is unclear what is the right thing to do." said John P. Billig, PhD, ABPP, Minneapolis VA Psychology Supervisor.
Earlier this year, the Veterans Health Administration’s National Surgery Office approved a cochlear implant program at the Minneapolis VA. Only about 40 programs exist in the VA system, the closest being Iowa City.
The Minneapolis VA Medical Center has announced “same day service” for Veterans when they need it in primary care and mental health clinic. This is part of a nationwide effort to improve the Veteran experience.
To celebrate the “baby boom,” Minneapolis VA women’s program, in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, hosted the first annual Baby Reunion Picnic on Oct. 8 at the medical center.
“We are here to serve Veterans and make a positive difference in their lives and that is what keeps us coming to work each day with a smile on our face,” said Lisa Curnes, Acting VISN 23 Prosthetic Manager.
Effective November 1, all YMCAs in Minnesota will waive the joiner’s fee for Veterans and their families. The fee waiver applies to all Minnesota Veterans, including those who are not receiving VA benefits.
A cardiologist team at the Minneapolis VA has performed the first WATCHMAN implant in the Veterans Health Administration. The procedure treats Atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia.