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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan


Local Features

Nearly 40 Veterans entered their work in the March 8th show.Detroit VA 2018 Veteran Art Show
Amazing art was on display at the Detroit VA on March 8th, as Veterans in the art therapy program showed off their work. The local show is a qualifier for the National Veteran Creative Arts Festival.
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.

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