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W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC

 

Local Features

VA Secretary visits with a VeteranVA Secretary McDonald visits Charlotte CBOC
The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs, visited Salisbury VAMC’s Charlotte Community Based Outpatient Clinic Aug. 26, touring the facility and speaking to Veterans, clinic staff and leadership.
Festival logoLocal Veterans place in national arts competition
Winners for the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF) were recently announced and four local Veterans were among the winners. One of those winners was Daniel Huneycutt, a 89-year-old Navy Veteran.
image of pillsProgram helps those battling substance abuse
Overcoming an addiction can be a monumental task without support, but substance abuse services at the Salisbury VA Medical Center offers Veterans a helping hand on the journey to recovery.
Groundskeeper trims shrubsGrounds crew keeps Salisbury campus beautiful
Everyone knows the Salisbury VAMC is full of specialists who provide care to patients on a daily basis, but there’s one team that also provides care across the campus that may go overlooked at times – the Grounds Crew.
Nurse takes patient's vitals in the Oncology clinic.Small clinic staff provides large clinic service
Battling a serious illness like cancer could seem overwhelming, but the Oncology staff at the Salisbury VA Medical Center is doing everything possible to be a partner to Veterans during treatment.
photo of ribbon cuttingSalisbury celebrates mental health ribbon cutting
Department of Veterans Affairs, federal and local government officials ceremoniously opened the new Mental Health Center for Excellence on the Salisbury VA Medical Center campus during a ribbon cutting ceremony June 11.
gearySalisbury VAMC now providing vascular surgery
In an effort to expand available services, the Salisbury VAMC has recently begun offering vascular services at the facility. Inpatient and outpatient consultations began recently and the first surgeries began in January.
Prince Moses, a peer support specialist at the Salisbury VA Medical CenterVA employee honored at Goodwill event
A peer support specialist the Salisbury VA Medical Center was recently presented with the 2014 Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont GoodWork! Award for his work with Goodwill Industries.
Homeless Veteran aid phone number 877-4AID-VETSalisbury VA to hold homeless Veteran Stand Down
The Salisbury VAMC is presenting its first Homeless Veteran Stand Down May 21. Registration for Veterans will take place in the Building 6 Gymnasium and services will be provided in several locations on campus.
Photo of Clothesline Project tshirts hung for displayHelp available for Military Sexual Trauma victims
It’s important that Veterans don’t let misconceptions keep them from getting help for MST. Staff at the Salisbury VAMC are recognizing this through a Clothesline Project display.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Soldier throwing waste in burn pit.Burn pit exposure? Sign up now in VA Registry.
Exposed to burn pits or other airborne hazards while deployed? Believe you have health conditions related to these exposures? Join VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Learn how here.
Man and his art.Veterans Arts Festival is Fun and Therapeutic
VA's Annual Creative Arts Festival is a nation-wide talent competition that lets thousands of Veterans express themselves creatively while helping with their mental and physical health and recovery.
Woman receives flu shot from nurse.Flu Shots: More Access, Seamless Documentation
VA partners with Walgreens to expand real-time sharing of medical information of vaccines provided by Walgreens to enrolled Veterans. VA is covering the cost of about 75,000 flu shots.
Volunteers help a Veteran into a VA vanFree Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas
VA has just made it possible for more of America’s Veterans living in highly rural areas to get free transportation to a VA medical center or other facilities that provide VA care.
Man in uniform stands in a building service entry areaWith a Little Help, a Veteran's Life Transformed
One minute, Army Veteran Robbie Myers was living in a tent. The next, he was winning a nationally-televised cooking competition. His amazing journey began when he walked into a VA Medical Center.
Senior man holds up a tablet with a cartoon character drawn on itDondi gets Flu Shot Along with 96-year-old Creator
96-year-old Veteran Irwin Hasen is the cartoonist who created the famous character Dondi, a war orphan. He recently sketched his famous creation reminding Veterans and VA staff to get their flu shot.
A woman with a sad expression is comforted by a therapist with her hand on the woman's shoulderGo Green for Mental Illness Awareness Week
In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, VA facilities will be sponsoring events designed to educate Veterans, their families and staff on mental health recovery concepts and practices.
Senior woman stands on a scale as a doctor adjusts the balancesSlimming Down Helps with Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
Weight loss in overweight adults with diabetes can improve blood sugar levels, decrease the need for some medications, reduce blood pressure, improve heart function, and improve cholesterol levels.
Two men wearing pink bracelets bump fistsMale Breast Cancer: A Rare Disease, on the Rise
Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancers in men and less than one percent of all breast cancer. VA researchers are helping to understand the phenomenon.
Health tech helps a woman getting a mammogramVA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.

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