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VA police officers prevent tragedy
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VA police officers prevent tragedy

Two ladies are alive today thanks to the quick action of five police officers from the Columbia VA Health Care System. On Oct. 5, Columbia VA Police officers Major Calvin Rascoe and officers Colt Clark, Ronald Turner, Robert Evans and Shawn Bethea were returning to the Columbia VA from training. Rascoe observed fire and smoke...

3 things Veterans should know about VA’s new electronic health record
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3 things Veterans should know about VA’s new electronic health record

VA is implementing its new electronic health record (EHR) system on Oct. 24 at initial sites in the Pacific Northwest. The implementation improves how clinicians store and manage patient information, including visits, test results, prescriptions and more. This will also mean some changes to how Veterans access their own health data online if their VA facility has...

Inclusive veterans care program to expand across VA
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Inclusive veterans care program to expand across VA

A program including caregivers into Veterans’ medical teams is expanding across all of VA, Secretary Robert Wilkie announced Oct. 19 during a virtual 5th annual VA-Elizabeth Dole Foundation Convening event. The Campaign for Inclusive Care Academy equips doctors, nurses, social workers and frontline medical personnel with training to support Veterans and caregivers. Long Description The training focuses on...

Helping homeless Veterans prepare for winter
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Helping homeless Veterans prepare for winter

Parts of New England are already experiencing the first frost of the season. That’s a sure sign that winter is fast approaching. Specialists with the VA New England Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program are starting to look ahead to the winter months and homeless Veterans’ needs. A good start to the season occurred when regional Veteran...

An essential list of fall virtual events VA job seekers should attend
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An essential list of fall virtual events VA job seekers should attend

Fall brings changing leaves, shortening days and cooler temperatures. At VA, it also means a slew of conferences and conventions. Normally, you’d find us all over the country at various professional health care conferences. While in-person events are currently off the table, there are still plenty of chances to catch us at virtual career events....

Promoting safety in the use of antibiotics for Veterans
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Promoting safety in the use of antibiotics for Veterans

After more than a decade of perseverance and dedication, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio has been designated by the Infectious Diseases Society of America as a Center of Excellence (CoE). Since 2009, the program has been promoting safety and optimization in the use of antibiotics for care...

Veterans: Exercise online at your pace on your schedule
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Veterans: Exercise online at your pace on your schedule

Exercise is important for individuals of all abilities. Even a few minutes of activity a day provides both physical and mental health benefits. Many people struggle with maintaining exercise habits due to a lack of knowledge about the type and safety of exercises, accountability or fear of injury. Did you know there is a program...

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