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

 

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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.
photo of shovels before groundbreaking ceremonyGroundbreaking complete for Charlotte HCC
Department of Veterans Affairs, federal and local government, and contracting officials ceremoniously kicked off the construction of the Charlotte Health Care Center (HCC) during a groundbreaking ceremony March 28.
Man petting Kimberly the service dogVeterans donate special gift to service animal
To commemorate their graduation, and the work Kimberly does, SIPI Group 135 donated a special gift to the hospital and Kimberly the service dog – a dog house decorated with a military theme.
Doctors looking at EKG resultsSalisbury VAMC doctors promoted to full professor
The staff and leadership at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC are always looking for ways to provide better care for patients, and that includes helping to mold future medical professionals.
Photo of Officer StormOfficer Storm sniffing out trouble at Salisbury
Special jobs sometimes take special tools to accomplish them. A new officer on the Salisbury VA Medical Center Police Department is bringing new tools to the force no one else can – in this case – a nose for trouble.
photo of Xenex machine emitting xenex rays to disinfect a hospital roomXenex UV robot enhancing sanitizing procedures
When most people think of a hospital, they think of a clean, sterile environment. The Salisbury VAMC has recently taken disinfecting to the next level by adding a new instrument to its arsenal of sanitizing techniques.
Photo of Jessie Spencer at her retirement partySalisbury employee retires after five decades
Jessie Spencer has spent the better part of her life taking care of our nation’s heroes. Now after 51 years as a nursing assistantwith VA, she’s finally going to take some time to take care of herself – she’s retiring.
Artist Rendition of the Kernersville HCCKernersville HCC groundbreaking set for Jan. 24
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Kernersville Health Care Center (HCC) is scheduled to take place Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. until noon. The HCC will serve Veterans who currently receive care through the Winston-Salem (CBOC)
Creative arts logoVeteran arts competition taking entries
The 9th Annual Creative Arts Show and Competition for Veterans will be held in the Social Room in Building 6 beginning at 2 p.m. March 15. Veterans who live in Salisbury VAMC catchment area are encouraged to enter.
MLK photoMLK to be honored during events at Salisbury VAMC
The W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center is honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through two events during January. The community and VAMC staff members are invited to attend both programs.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A man uses an iPad at a tableHelp with Concussions in Veterans' Hands Today
Knowledge learned by VA in treating Traumatic Brain Injury helped develop Concussion Coach, a mobile app with tools to assess symptoms and help with coping strategies.
A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.
Team USA Paralympics athletes parade with a US flagVeterans Compete in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
Veteran Paralympians are incredible role models. They share the same passion as Olympians to excel in their sport and inspire those who share the unique experience of representing America at the games.

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