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W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center - Salisbury, NC
- VA 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.
- Local 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.
- Program 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.
- Grounds 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.
- 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.
- Salisbury 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.
- Salisbury 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.
- VA 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.
- Salisbury 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.
- Help 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
- Two Forms of ID Now Needed to Request VHIC Card
- VA has strengthened the ID requirements to request the new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Enrolled Veterans now will need two forms of ID. See the acceptable ID documents in this story.
- Seeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
- Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
- "Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
- Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
- Stand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
- Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
- Veterans: Have a health question? Search here!
- We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
- Helping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
- VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
- National Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
- The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
- The Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
- Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
- Veterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
- Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
- Vanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
- VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.