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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

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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.
Cochlear Implants Now Offered To Minneapolis VA Patients with Profound Hearing LossCochlear Implants Now Offered at Minneapolis VA
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.
Minneapolis VA Offers Same Day Services For Veterans ‘When They Need It’Minneapolis VA Offers Veterans Same Day Services
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.
Minneapolis VA women’s program held their first annual Baby Reunion Picnic on Oct. 8 at the medical center.Minneapolis VA Hosts Its First ‘Baby Reunion’
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.
Minneapolis VA prosthetics staff working with a VeteranStrengthening Veterans Quality of Life
“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.YMCA Waives Joiner's Fee for Veterans and Families
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.
WATCHMAN implant (courtesy of Boston Scientific)Minneapolis First VA to Perform WATCHMAN Implant
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.

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