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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
- Flu Shots: More Access, Seamless Documentation
- VA partners with Walgreens to expand real-time sharing of medical information of vaccines provided by Walgreens to enrolled Veterans. VA is covering the cost of about 75,000 flu shots.
- Free Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas
- VA has just made it possible for more of America’s Veterans living in highly rural areas to get free transportation to a VA medical center or other facilities that provide VA care.
- With a Little Help, a Veteran's Life Transformed
- One minute, Army Veteran Robbie Myers was living in a tent. The next, he was winning a nationally-televised cooking competition. His amazing journey began when he walked into a VA Medical Center.
- Dondi gets Flu Shot Along with 96-year-old Creator
- 96-year-old Veteran Irwin Hasen is the cartoonist who created the famous character Dondi, a war orphan. He recently sketched his famous creation reminding Veterans and VA staff to get their flu shot.
- Go Green for Mental Illness Awareness Week
- In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, VA facilities will be sponsoring events designed to educate Veterans, their families and staff on mental health recovery concepts and practices.
- Slimming Down Helps with Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
- Weight loss in overweight adults with diabetes can improve blood sugar levels, decrease the need for some medications, reduce blood pressure, improve heart function, and improve cholesterol levels.
- Male Breast Cancer: A Rare Disease, on the Rise
- Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancers in men and less than one percent of all breast cancer. VA researchers are helping to understand the phenomenon.
- VA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.
- High Heels a Snap With New Prosthetic Foot
- Veterans and others who have lost a lower limb and need prosthetic feet have been limited in the footwear they can choose. A VA researcher in Minneapolis and his colleagues aim to change that.
- The Blue Button is Literally a Life Saver
- Read how one married couple — both Veterans — use VA’s online Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet, all the time and encourage Veterans to sign up and take advantage of its many great features.