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

Local Features

image of Medical Foster Home logoProgram provides Veterans comforts of home
Like many Americans, as Veterans get older or have debilitating conditions, some move into assisted living facilities. However, there are also those who would prefer to live in an environment that’s more homelike.
Silver Spoons Volunteer Feeding Program volunteer Robin Wiggins provides Veteran Jay Parker with some help eating his meal and conversation as a part of the Silver Spoons program. Silver Spoons is a program that provides aid to hospitalized Veterans who may have trouble feeding themselvesSilver Spoons provides Veterans a helping hand
There’s nothing that can make the day brighter for someone who has been admitted to a hospital than visits from family or friends – not only for the company but to help the patient get little tasks accomplished.
Town hall signVeterans Assistance Clinic and Town Hall March 5
The Salisbury VA Medical Center will host a Veterans assistance clinic, providing a range of services, and a town hall meeting Thursday, March 5 from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Photo of wedding ringsSalisbury to offer couple's retreat for Veterans
Most Veterans would agree that good communication is key to completing any mission successfully. What they may not realize is that this concept is also essential to having a healthy, successful relationship.
contact the Help for Homeless Veterans hotline at 877-4AID-VET or 877-424-3838.Salisbury provides services for homeless Veterans
Last year, the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans program at the Salisbury VAMC served more than 4,200 Veterans and their family members with issues of homelessness or preventing them from becoming homeless.
Illustration of liverSalisbury VAMC Hep C cure rates among best in VA
There have been many advances in the treatment of hepatitis C over the last decade, and the Salisbury VAMC has been a leader in treating and curing the disease, by staying on the cutting edge of treatment.
Knee diagramFirst 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.
Logo for art competitionSalisbury 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.
VA logoVeteran 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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

VA Chaplin speaking with Veteran about spiritualityTalking Spiritual about Moral Injury
VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
Women Veterans Call Center EmployeeVA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online
The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran throwing Javelin at Golden Age GamesVeteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit
Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Image of Veteran outdoors with friends and his horseDying Veteran Emotional Last Request
Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by treesPTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy
After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days
Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
 Image of a male volunteer handing out clothes to a male Veteran. I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.
Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.

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