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

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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

A male patient seated on an exam table in an exam room shakes hands with a female doctorTen Things to Know About the Choice Program
If you are enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Here are the answers to ten of the most asked questions about the program.
Woman with a clipboard and pen looks at a man speaking to herHelping Your Provider Understand Military Culture
VA is offering a free online course to private sector health care professionals to help them better serve Veterans and Servicemembers. Hear from a social worker who thinks the course is a good idea.
Two women talk and smile in an exercise roomSummer! Time to swim and picnic ... and volunteer!
Across America, thousands of Americans are pitching in to help our Veterans. Learn about the “Summer of Service” and how you can volunteer at your local VA medical center ... no sunblock needed!
A wife smiles at her husband seated facing her. Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat
About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.
man lifting barbellWheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games
Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Two people walking with nordic walking sticksTips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down
You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
black and white photo showing three combat soldiers crouching in a forestU.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14
VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
doctor taking notes as patient relays his storyVeterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records
Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.
Two women working in an office setting.  One woman is talking on the phone.How Do You Save Someone’s Life?
Good listening skills and a cool head are prerequisites when you work at the Pittsburgh VA’s Suicide Prevention Office. “You always have to remain calm at this job,” says Veronica Lucious.
Ron Whitcomb working in a gardenThe Most Peaceful Place on Earth
For many years after he came home from serving in Vietnam, Army Veteran Ron Whitcomb thought the Viet Cong were surrounding his house. With VA PTSD therapy, he learned that he was safe.

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