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Dr. James Johnson, Infectious Disease Specialist at the Minneapolis VA, professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, Highland piper.James Johnson: Clinician at Work, Piper at Heart
When you first meet Dr. Johnson, one is impressed by his soft spoken, intellectual, quiet manner. And then he starts talking about his passion: his love for the majestic Highland bagpipes.
Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, Associate Chief of Staff, Research and Dr. Steven Fu, CCDOR director.New Name Comes with a Renewed Purpose and Approach
Minneapolis VA’s CCDOR focuses on high-impact research projects and recently celebrated 20 years in the pursuit of clinical knowledge with a name change, renewed purpose and a new approach.
(L-R): Director Patrick Kelly, Dr. Tonkin, Dr. Senk, Ms. Brady, Helen Pearlman, nurse executive; Dr. Weissman, Martina Malek, chief experience officer; and Ms. Brady (VA photo by Thomas Stoner)Human Connection is Theme of Annual Education Day
"His philosophy is relationship-centered, and I see him cultivating meaningful connections...and this makes other professionals and colleagues feel appreciated and respected."
Rochester VA Community Clinic nurse, Shari Kjos, LPNVA Nurse Helps Woman Suffering Seizure Roadside
“I became a nurse to help people and absolutely love being a nurse; I would do it for anyone,” said Shari Kjos, LPN, after the Rochester VA Community Clinic nurse helped a woman suffering a seizure roadside.
Showing your support can be as simple as sending a message.Be There for Veterans and Servicemembers
You don’t need to have special training to support the Veterans in your life, and we can all do something to help a Veteran who is going through a difficult time. Even seemingly small actions can have a huge impact.
2017 Minneapolis VA 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Roll participantsMinneapolis VA 5K Family "Fun Run, Walk and Roll"
It's almost fall in Minnesota - time for the monarch butterfly migration, beautiful autumn foliage and our favorite - the annual Minneapolis VA 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Roll!
Fisher House guest Emma holding the gift she donated to the outdoor fairy landFisher House Creates Imaginary World For All Ages
Fisher House staff felt they needed something else to occupy younger guests. Creating this outdoor treasure hunt of mystical creatures provided outdoor activities for all ages. The only limitation is one’s imagination.
Veteran Miguel (l) and Medical Foster Home Caregiver Amro.Navy Veteran Flourishes in Home Environment
A VA nurse encouraged him to look at the Medical Foster Home Program. "I didn’t want to give up my independence," Miguel said, "I had my own place, but I wasn’t independent anymore. I couldn’t take care of myself."
NCI and VA collaborate to boost Veterans’ access to cancer clinical trials. Credit: National Cancer InstituteMore Cancer Treatment Options for Veterans
Veterans at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System with cancer will now have more access to the latest treatment options, thanks to a partnership between VA and the National Cancer Institute.
Patrick Powers has been a hospice/palliative care and “Last Watch” volunteer on the Community Living Center for more than five years.Volunteer Spotlight - Patrick Powers
Patrick was motivated to volunteer because of the excellent service he receives here as a Veteran himself. He has been a hospice/palliative care and “Last Watch” volunteer for more than five years.

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