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Minneapolis VA Health Care System

 

Minneapolis VA Health Care System News


2017

EPA Recognizes Minneapolis VA As Leader in National Federal Green Challenge - The Minneapolis VA received the EPA’s top award for environmentally preferable purchasing practices. In FY 2016, the Minneapolis VA decreased its printer and copier paper purchased by 44 percent from the previous year, saving $125,600. (07/14/2017)

Minneapolis VA Recognized for Environmental Excellence - The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is among the nation’s top 25 health care facilities when it comes to environmental practices. (05/22/2017)

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2016

Minneapolis VA Offers Same Day Services For Veterans ‘When They Need It’ - The Minneapolis VA Medical Center (VAMC) has announced “same day service” for Veterans when they need it in primary care and mental health clinics. (12/01/2016)

Minneapolis VA to Open New Surgery Center - Minneapolis VA will open a new 28-bed Surgery Center located on 2T, close to the 2U Urology Clinic conveniently located near the visitor’s parking ramp elevators, adjacent to the operating room suites. (09/01/2016)

Minneapolis VA Recognized for Environmental Excellence - The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is among the nation’s top 25 health care facilities when it comes to environmental practices. (05/24/2016)

VA Study: Smoking Cessation Assistance Helps Smokers Not Yet Ready to Quit - A new study by Minneapolis VA Health Care System researchers suggests that smoking cessation assistance should be proactively offered to all smokers, even those who are not currently planning to quit. (04/25/2016)

VA Watchdog Clears Minneapolis VA of Wait-Time Allegations - The VA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), the internal independent “watchdog” of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has cleared the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in three cases of allegations of manipulation of patient appointments. (03/01/2016)

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2015

VA’s Compensation & Pension Clinic has moved to the Whipple Federal Building - The VA’s Compensation & Pension Clinic has moved to the first floor of the Whipple Federal Building, located at 1 Federal Drive, on the Fort Snelling Upper Post. It’s previous space at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center will be renovated for an expanded Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. (10/19/2015)

VA Begins “Summer of Service” to Bolster Volunteer Assistance for Veterans - As part of the new nationwide initiative - "Summer of Service" - the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is renewing its commitment to Veterans by inviting the community to visit and explore opportunities to serve during an open house the week of June 28. (05/26/2015)

Joint VA/DoD Collaborative Telemedicine Intensive Care Unit - In a groundbreaking collaboration between the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the Telemedicine Intensive Care Unit located at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center will be used to continuously monitor and assist in the care of critically-ill active duty service members at five US Air Force Bases around the country. (04/16/2015)

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2014

Minneapolis VA “Pain Rehab Program” Receives Accreditation - The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International announced that the Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s (VAHCS) Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) has been accredited for the maximum accreditation period of three years. (10/09/2014)

Minneapolis VA Research to Focus on Nondrug Approaches to Pain - The Minneapolis VA Health Care System will participate in two major research projects focusing on nondrug approaches to pain. (09/29/2014)

Minneapolis VA to Notify Veterans of Inadvertent Release of Information - An informational letter regarding the opening of the Minneapolis VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Shakopee, MN, was mailed to 500 Veterans with the name and address of a different veteran inadvertently duplexed onto the back side of the letter. The Minneapolis VA is investigating how the duplication error occurred. Veterans whose names appeared on the backside of the letters are being contacted. Veterans with questions should contact the Minneapolis VA Health Care System facility Privacy Officer, Kenneth Parsley at 612-467-2365. (07/16/2014)

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2011

Wreaths Across America - Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Fort Snelling National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans. (12/10/2011)

Minneapolis VA 5K - Back by popular demand, the Minneapolis VA Health Care System will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk/Roll on Saturday, Sept. 10, for veterans, VA staff, family members and the general public. A 1/2 mile fun run for kids starts at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K event at 9:30 a.m. The event is held at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, 55417. (09/10/2011)

Cancer Survivors Day - Our Festival For Life is a celebration intended for our Veterans impacted by Cancer. (06/30/2011)

Research Forum Dietary Management of Type 2 Diabetes - Research Forum Dietary Management of Type 2 Diabetes (06/08/2011)

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Day Program - A Memorial Day Program to remember and honor all military members who have served or are currently serving our Nation. (05/30/2011)

VA Medical Research and Health Education Community Forum - Please join us at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and participate in a conversation with one of our most accomplished physician-researchers. You will be able to learn the latest developments in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and strategies for recovery. (02/22/2011)

OEF/OIF Program reaches out to Wisconsin College Students - OEF/OIF Program reaches out to Wisconsin College Students (01/31/2011)

Minneapolis VA Health Care System at Government On Display - Minneapolis VA at Government on Display Exposition. Mall of America Jan 29-30th. 2011 (01/28/2011)

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2010

VA Awards Contract for New Mankato Clinic - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a contract to Sterling Medical Associates, Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, for a Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Mankato, Minnesota, with a satellite clinic in St. James, Minnesota. (12/08/2010)

NW Metro Outpatient Clinic Moving Ahead - Ground breaking event will be held Monday, Nov. 8, at 10:00am. The VA announced Oct. 19, 2010 that plans are moving ahead for a community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) to be built in Ramsey, MN, a suburb northwest of Minneapolis. (10/19/2010)

Night of the VA Medical Center Flood - Officially, it was called a “water break” but for the VA staff who responded to 8-inches of water (estimated at more than 14,000 gallons), filling the hallways, it was a “flood.” (09/23/2010)

Dr. Kathryn Rice Receives Medical Staff Award for Clinical Excellence - The eighth annual Medical Staff Award for Clinical Excellence was awarded to DR. KATHRYN RICE, a pulmonologist who provides care in the MICU, pulmonary consult service and in our outpatient clinics. (09/22/2010)

2010 Flu Shots Arrive at Minneapolis VA Health Care System - The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS) and its Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin has received the 2010/2011 Influenza Vaccine. (09/21/2010)

Palliative Integrated Care Unit Dedication - On September 7th from noon to 2 p.m. in the CLC dining room, there will be dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Palliative Integrated Care Unit (PIC-Unit). (09/01/2010)

VA Sets Goal: Eliminate Homelessness in Five Years - On any given night, approximately 700 Veterans in Minnesota find themselves without permanent housing. Lacking the luxury of an established residence, they seek shelter in a variety of places - community safe havens, the homes of loved ones or even outdoors. (08/19/2010)

VAMC Farmers Market Recipies - Weekly recipes from the Minneapolis VAMC Farmers Market (07/06/2010)

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