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W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC
- First total joint replacement surgery completed
- Elliot Crawford was the recipient of the first total knee joint replacement at Salisbury VA Medical Center on Jan. 5. This marked the beginning of the VAMC offering total joint replacements for knees and hips.
- Salisbury taking entries for art competition
- The Salisbury VAMC is taking submissions for the local level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Winners will be announced Feb. 21 during a showing in the Building 6 Social Room at 2 p.m.
- Veteran and Family Advisory Council launched
- Any successful organization knows to be fruitful, you need to pay attention to your customers and get their feedback. The Salisbury VAMC is doing just that through the recently formed Veteran and Family Advisory Council.
- Phone system to be down during system replacement
- We will be switching over to a new Telephone System at the Salisbury VA Medical Center (Salisbury site only) on Friday, December 12, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Telephone downtime MAY run from 6 p.m. to approximately 10 p.m.
- Nurse goes the extra mile in Veteran care
- In early November, a Veteran came into the Salisbury VAMC’s Emergency Department seeking treatment for blisters on his feet. Little did he know that before he left the ED he would be meeting someone like Chuck Maulden.
- Topping Out held for Charlotte Health Care Center
- The sky was grey but spirits were bright as onlookers watched the last steel beam of the Charlotte Health Care Center (HCC) be put into place during a Topping Out ceremony Nov. 13 at the facility’s future location.
- Salisbury VAMC teams up with VBA during event
- Hundreds of Veterans recently attended the Veterans Walk-In Claims Clinic and Resource Center in Winston-Salem Nov. 8. Staff from Salisbury VAMC partnered with VBA to provide Veterans with a wide spectrum of assistance.
- Hurley recognized for TBI/PTSD research
- Salisbury VA Medical Center’s Dr. Robin Hurley, Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education, was recently recognized as the winner of the 2014 Eugene A. Hargrove, M.D., Mental Health Research Award.
- New dental equipment cuts wait time for crowns
- Traditionally, the process of getting a dental crown made for a patient at the Salisbury VA Medical Center Dental Clinic could take up to eight weeks, but now thanks to new technology it can be done in a few hours.
- Dr. Carolyn Clancy visits Salisbury
- The Interim Under Secretary for Health recently visited the Salisbury VAMC. During her visit, she met with leadership, held an employee town hall meeting and spoke to Veterans and staff while touring the facilities.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- VA Nurse Goes the Extra Mile in Veteran Care
- While treating a Veteran patient, Nurse Chuck Maulden noticed the Veteran's feet were in really bad shape with huge blisters probably due to worn out shoes. They both wore the same size shoe. So...
- Is This the Year You Will Volunteer on MLK Day?
- For Volunteers who work every day to help our Veterans, the MLK holiday is one more opportunity to repay the men and women who have sacrificed so much for America. Find out how you can join in.
- Dying Veteran Gets Married at Buffalo VA
- An Army Veteran with not long to live decided it was time to marry his girlfriend of 17 years. The staff at the Buffalo VA, where he’s receiving cancer treatments, helped him turn his wish into reality.
- Joint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
- During one of the coldest weeks of winter, it’s difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard to get help to America’s Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
- Helping Beneficiaries Stricken with Spina Bifida
- About 1,300 people are enrolled in the Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program where VA is looking at better ways to help people stricken with the disorder get the care they need.
- Glaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
- One-and-a-half million Veterans have a vision threatening eye disease, including 285,000 with glaucoma, which usually starts without any symptoms. Get tested now — it's quick and painless.
- 2015 New Year's Resolution: End Binge Eating
- VA Researchers are taking a close look at an issue threatening the health of many Veterans: binge eating. If you recognize this in yourself, follow the MOVE link at the end of the story. VA is here to help
- Top 10 Stories from VA Health Care in 2014
- Each year, we post more than 100 stories about health topics on the VA Health Care and VA Medical Center home pages. Here are the Top 10 stories from 2014, based on our reader’s visits.
- To Face Unafraid, the Plans that We've Made
- Food, fun and gifts: At VA medical centers across the country, hundreds of volunteers, community organizations and VA staff come together to help America’s Veterans celebrate the holiday season.
- Want Less Stress? Check Out This Veteran Resource
- Holiday stress for Veterans can be especially difficult with unique challenges, like transitioning into civilian life or being separated from your family. Here’s a great online resource…with Apps!