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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.
Minneapolis VA’s Amy Candy Heinlein, MD, (left) reviews chart with residents (l-r) Carlos Jarmillo, Matthew Hooks, Rima Chakraborty and Christopher ChooClinic Offers Advantages for Veterans and New MDs
“You have the enthusiasm of the recent medical school graduate, and the experience of a seasoned staff physician,” explained Amy Candy Heinlein, MD, who supervises the program.
Stacks of printer and copier paper in a copy machineMinneapolis VA a Leader in Federal Green Challenge
The Minneapolis VA received the EPA’s top award for environmentally preferable purchasing practices in FY 2016 by decreasing its printer and copier paper purchases by 44 percent from the previous year, saving $125,600.
A Veteran meets with Timothy Wilt, a physician-researcher with the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research at the Minneapolis VA Health Care SystemThe Prostate Cancer Debate
A Department of Veterans Affairs clinical trial spanning nearly 20 years finds that surgery does not significantly reduce all-cause or prostate cancer deaths for men who are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease.
Vern, a Veteran in the Minneapolis VA Medical Foster Home program, at his home.Veteran Thrives in VA Medical Foster Home
When the Minneapolis VA Medical Foster Home Coordinator initially met with Vern, he shared that his spirits were diminished. He wanted a family setting. Vern wanted a place to call “home.”

From the Veterans Health Administration

Staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center participate in a PINK OUT every Monday in October to promote breast cancer awareness.Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.

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