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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

 

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Eight students and their art teacher from St. Regis School pose in front of their recently painted mural in the Detroit VA.Mural Painted by Kids at Detroit VA
Eight young students from St. Regis School in Bloomfield Hills recently painted a colorful mural on the first floor of the Detroit VA, on a temporary wall installed during construction.
Team Motown gathers at the kickoff to the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Biloxi, MS in May.Team Motown Brings Home Medals from ’17 NVGAG
Detroit area senior athletes competed again as “Team Motown” in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, held this year in Biloxi, MS. The team won a total of 42 medals in various events.
Ernest Moore, RN, MSN, is a Vietnam Era Veteran and employee at the Detroit VA. He volunteered at this year’s National Veterans Golden Age Games in Biloxi, MS.Detroit VA Nurse Heads to 2017 NVGAG as Volunteer
Ernest Moore, RN, MSN, took what he learned from volunteering at last year’s NVGAG in Detroit, to this year’s Games in Biloxi, Mississippi, along with other VA employees from around the U.S.
Three Veterans at the 2016 National Veterans Golden Age Games.Vietnam Vets Reunite at 2016 Games in Detroit
Detroit’s 2016 National Veterans Golden Age Games, held in July, becomes the perfect place for a reunion of three Vietnam Veterans who had not seen each other in more than 50 years.
Detroit VA staff pays tribute to Vietnam Veterans.Vietnam Vet Pinning Ceremony at Detroit VA
Detroit VA Healthcare System staff and patients, all Vietnam War Vets, participated in a commemorative pinning ceremony on May 19th, as part of the 50th anniversary of the War.
Detroit VA Volunteer, Helen Kushnir.Dedicated Detroit VA Volunteer Honored
In mid-March, Detroit VA Volunteer, Helen Kushnir, an original “Rosie the Riveter”, was flown to Washington DC and honored for her war efforts. The program was sponsored by Ford.
Patient Advocate LiaisonsYou Have a PAL at the Detroit VA!
What is a PAL at the Detroit VA? A Patient Advocate Liaison is a member of the Detroit VA staff that can provide answers to questions and solutions to issues in his or her own service.
Employees voulunteer at the “VA Cares” project.Detroit “VA Cares” Program Gives Back
In 2014, the Detroit VA started a program to help employees recognize need in the community in which we work. “VA Cares” has become popular with employees who love to meet and help others.
Detroit VA Mental health professionals listen to a lecture in a classroom setting.Game Helps Educate Professionals at the Detroit VA
Continuing education took on a new look at the Detroit VA Healthcare System in July, as the BHIP team took to game-playing with the entire team. The game was a unique approach to teaching.
Most Wired Survey awards.Detroit VA is Most Wired in 2015
The Detroit VA Healthcare System was once again recognized as one of the country’s most wired medical centers, winning a “Most Wired” award for its technology and improvements for patients.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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