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

 

Local Features

Image of a phonePhone 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.
Chuck Maulden, an Emergency Department nurse, recently gave a Veteran the shoes off his feet while treating him in the ED.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.
Linette L. Baker, Salisbury VA Medical Center Associate Director, signs her name on last beam to be placed for the construction of the Charlotte Health Care Center during a “Topping Out” ceremony held Nov. 13.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.
Sahirah Hobes, Department of Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program supervisor, talks to a Veteran about the some of the services offered by the Homeless Veteran program during the Veterans Walk-In Claims Clinic and Resource Center event held in Winston-Salem Nov. 8Salisbury 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.
Image of Robin HurleyHurley 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.
Final products are inspectedNew 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. Clancy at podiumDr. 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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman checking a mailboxVeterans Can Now Track Delivery of Prescriptions
A VA employee thought if he could track the delivery of his gifts online, why not make it possible for Veterans to track the delivery of their prescriptions the same way? Now, they can.
Close up of an elderly man's face, standing in front of a treeVeteran Survived the Battle of the Bulge
Seventy years ago this month, stubbornly brave American soldiers fought the Battle of the Bulge. Arthur Berkowitz, 91, was one of them. He recalls the battle and a bullet that later shattered his knee.
A nurse prepares to draw blood from a female VeteranObjective: Help improve health care for Veterans
Over 300,000 Veterans have joined the Million Veteran Program, a partnership between VA and Veterans to establish a database of information which may lead to preventing and treating illnesses in Veterans.
Cartoon of a man showing a presentation on managing stressSeven Ways to Manage Stress during the Holidays
Holidays should be about family, friends and fun. But what about all those demands and deadlines? Here are some tips to help Veterans and their families manage all that stress, now and all year long.
Smoldering navy ship, USS ArizonaUSS Arizona Survivor Recalls Pearl Harbor Attack
Lonnie Cook, 94, is one of nine USS Arizona survivors still living. His plans for a day of liberty in Honolulu came to a halt just before 8:00 on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.
Elderly woman in a wheelchair hugs a young womanAt Wyoming VA, No Veteran Dies Alone
Since 2012, volunteers at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Wyoming have been spending hours sitting at the bedside of dying Veterans, keeping them company as they near their final journey.
Woman and man talkingGiving Thanks ... with Empathy and Hope
PJ Johnson knows about recovery. She was hit by a car while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. During her rehab, the Veterans she usually helps encouraged her to get better and come back to them.
Close up portrait of Dr. Matthew FriedmanBrain Bank to Help in Treatment of PTSD
A new brain bank in Vermont will help with understanding abnormal brain activity in PTSD and could pave the way for new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of individuals with PTSD.
Male Veteran on a beach inhailing the fresh air.Quit Smoking for Your Health and Breathe Easier
November 20th is the Great American Smokeout. Join the Smokeout by quitting or making a plan to quit smoking that day. Succeed with helpful tips from Dr. Timothy P. Carmody.
Image of a male doctor taking the pulse of a female patient.Just Saying No to Pain Meds
Specialists at the VA in Charleston, South Carolina, have helped more than 400 patients ease off their chronic pain medications. How did they do it? The answer might surprise you.

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