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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

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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