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

 

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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.
Groundskeeper trims shrubsGrounds 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.
Nurse takes patient's vitals in the Oncology clinic.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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Child hugging dad and smiling.Thousands Sign Up for Dental Insurance
Over 60,000 Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries have signed up for a dental insurance plan for Veterans with no dental coverage and those eligible for VA dental care who want more coverage.
Veterans Day graphic Honoring All Who Served.Parades Planned Across America on Veterans Day
On Veterans Day, November 11, Americans pause to honor and salute the men and women whose service and sacrifice made our freedom possible an annual day of thanks from a grateful nation.
Close-up of an orange cat sitting in a hallway.Tabby Cat Makes Life Easier for Dying Veterans
An orange tabby cat named Tom lives on the hospice unit of the Salem VA Medical Center in Virginia, providing comfort, amusement and companionship to dying Veterans and their family members.
Staff member in a caregiver classroom course.VA Offers Programs for Family Caregivers
The job of caregiver is not easy. It can lead to frustration and burnout. That's why VA has developed two very helpful programs to make the task of caring for your loved one easier and healthier.
Soldier throwing waste in burn pit.Burn pit exposure? Sign up now in VA Registry.
Exposed to burn pits or other airborne hazards while deployed? Believe you have health conditions related to these exposures? Join VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Learn how here.
Man and his art.Veterans Arts Festival is Fun and Therapeutic
VA's Annual Creative Arts Festival is a nation-wide talent competition that lets thousands of Veterans express themselves creatively while helping with their mental and physical health and recovery.

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