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Minneapolis VA among top 25 medical facilities recognized by Practice Green Health for environmental excellenceMinneapolis VA's Commitment to Sustainability
For the second year in a row, Minneapolis VA among top 25 medical facilities recognized by Practice Green Health for environmental excellence and a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
Erin Krebs, MD, MPH, Research Health Science Specialist, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Healthcare SystemOpioids Not Better than Non-opioid Pain Medication
Researchers from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System have found that opioid medications achieve no better results than non-opioid medications for long-term treatment of chronic back pain and osteoarthritis pain.
Dr. Kris Ensrud and her father, E. Richard Ensrud, MD, a Korean War VeteranDr. Ensrud Named To Prestigious Physicians Group
Kristine Ensrud, MD, MPH, a Minneapolis VA and University of Minnesota physician/researcher, was inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians at its annual meeting.
MyHealtheVet features screenshotCan We Talk Secure Messaging?
You may have heard of MyHealtheVet, but did you know Veterans can also send Secure Messages to their VA Care providers? Secure Messaging is fully encrypted - designed to protect Veteran’s privacy and security.
Minneapolis VA to Hold Town Hall June 21Minneapolis VA to Hold Town Hall June 21
Minneapolis VA will hold a Town Hall on June 21 at the Whipple Federal Building,1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, St. Paul, MN. The event is open to Veterans, their spouses, VA stakeholders and the general public.
Ribbon cutting on March 29. Pictured l-r: Sara Otterness, chief nurse, Primary Care PSL; Lisa Gunderson Assistant nurse manager; Lori Pawelski, RN, nurse manager, 4D; Director Pat Kelly; Areef Ishani, MD, medical director, Primary Care PSL; and nurse Cyndi Young.Minneapolis VA Opens Primary Care ‘Super Clinic’
Why open a super clinic? Simple. A Veteran may come for a medical visit with multiple diagnoses and problems, these issues can all be dealt with in one physical location - the 4D super clinic.
MVAHCS Hiring Event for MSAs from 2-6 pm on April 5 in the 1st floor auditoriumMinneapolis VA to Hold MSA Hiring Event
MVAHCS is holding a hiring event for medical support assistants/health unit coordinators from 2-6 pm on April 5 in the 1st floor auditorium. For more information, call 612-467-2060
Minneapolis VA Clinical Psychologist John P. Billig, PhD, ABPP (left) receives the VHA William A. Nelson Award for Excellence in Health Care Ethics presented to him by Patrick J. Kelly, Director, (right) Minneapolis VA Health Care SystemMinneapolis VA Doctor Wins National Ethics Award
"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.
New hybrid operating room opens at Minneapolis VA medical centerHybrid Operating Room Opens at Minneapolis VA
A new hybrid operating room suite is opening January 2017 at the Minneapolis VA medical center. This allows for shorter lengths of stay and quicker recovery times for the Veteran population.
Minneapolis VA: A 5-Star FacilityMinneapolis VA: A 5-Star Facility
For five years in a row, the Minneapolis VA Health Care System has maintained a five-star rating based on 28 measures in areas such as length of stay and customer satisfaction.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.

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