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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

 

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Minneapolis VA ALS Team. Front L to R: Erin Stern, Dan Greenwood, Anne Bateman, Mike Seabeck; Middle row: Patricia Stewart, Ila Roske, Ezgi Tiryaki; Back row:  Sean Mangan, Katie Bradshaw, Beau Bedore, John Hansen, Chris SchiefferMinneapolis VA Receives ALS Certification
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System has been named a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association. Only four VA centers have received this designation.
VA nurse Mary Bauer cares for patient in makeshift hospital room in sports coliseum in Puerto RicoMinneapolis VA Staffers Help in Hurricane Recovery
Four Minneapolis VA staff spent two weeks on the Island of Puerto Rico as part of the VA’s Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (DEMPS) emergency response program following Hurricane Maria in September.
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System will celebrate the opening of its new Center for Integrative Health and Healing with an open house and brief ceremony on December 12.Center for Integrative Health and Healing
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System will celebrate the opening of its new Center for Integrative Health and Healing with an open house and brief ceremony on December 12.
For six years in a row, the Minneapolis VA Health Care System has maintained a five-star rating based on the Department of Veteran Affairs' internal measures.Minneapolis VA Receives Top Quality Rating
For six years in a row, the Minneapolis VA Health Care System has maintained a five-star rating based on the Department of Veteran Affairs' internal measures.
At the ribbon cutting Veterans East was renamed Richard A. Brustad Homes to honor Richard Brustad, founder of Community Housing Development Corporation, Sept. 22, 2017.New Apartments for Homeless Veterans Open
"This is a new start that has taken a heavy burden off my shoulders, helping bring stability and hope into my life," said Nathaniel Green, a Veteran and one of the first tenants.
Veterans Town Hall will be held on September 28, from 4-6 p.m. in Hibbing, MNVeterans Town Hall in Hibbing, Minnesota
The next VA-sponsored Veterans Town Hall will be held on September 28, from 4-6 p.m. in Hibbing, MN. The event is open to Veterans, their spouses, VA stakeholders and the general public.
Minneapolis VA nurses Emily Ehmke, Jamie Lang, Faith Broman and Jonathan Gair were winners in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine annual Nurses Awards. Four of 16 awards went to VA staffers! (VA photo by April Eilers)Four Minneapolis VA Nurses Receive Top Honors
The Minneapolis VA took home top honors in four of 16 categories in the annual Mpls.St.Paul Magazine “Outstanding Nurses Awards” competition for 2017. Four other VA nurses were “finalists” in the competition.
Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos, director of the Brain Sciences Center in the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, was presented The American Legion’s Distinguished Service Medal.VA Researcher Receives American Legion's Top Award
Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos, director of the Brain Sciences Center in the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, was presented The American Legion’s Distinguished Service Medal.
Lederle, a core investigator for the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, is noted for his seminal work on surgical management and treatment for patients who have abdominal aortic aneurysms. (VA photo by April Eilers)Dr. Lederle Receives Top VA Research Award
Dr. Frank A. Lederle received the 2017 John B. Barnwell Award - he is noted for his seminal work on surgical management and treatment for patients who have abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Steve Kirkhorn, MD, (L) with Director Patrick Kelly and Cindy Tomczak, Employee Occupational Health Nurse Manager (VA photo by April Eilers)Top VA Workplace Wellness Award for Minneapolis
Minneapolis VA one of only 8 VA Medical Centers to receive gold award. This new award is designed to recognize VAMCs that have developed a strong culture of employee well-being.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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