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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

Local Features

Soldier in AfghanistanMcGuire Doctor Participates in TBI Study
An ongoing study is enrolling at least 1,100 service members and Veterans who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan to learn more about mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how it can be best evaluated, prevented and treated.
Governor McAuliffeGovernor McAuliffe Visits McGuire
On Feb. 17, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visited the Richmond VAMC to meet with Veterans and thank them for their service. Joining him was John Harvey, the Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs.
Prosthetics technology photoMcGuire Doctor Tests New Prosthetics Technology
Dr. Douglas Murphy, a physician here at McGuire VA Medical Center, is working with ground-breaking technology to allow Veterans to control prosthetic legs using only their thoughts.
Parking updateParking Garage Construction Update
Work has officially begun on the construction of a new parking garage, which is going to impacting parking lots around the medical center. We are implementing new parking instructions for patients, staff and visitors.
Hanover High School BandNational Salute to Veterans Week
The week of February 12 to 18 is National Salute to Veterans Week. There will be musical performances to honor our Veteran patients here at McGuire each day in the Mall area.
Dr. Manning FrankeStudy: EEG can help tell apart PTSD, mild traumati
Scientists have tried to distinguish between TBI and PTSD in hopes of improving treatment options for Veterans. A recent VA study points to a possible breakthrough in differentiating between the two disorders.
Parking GarageNew Parking Deck Construction Begins
The construction for our new parking deck will begin Monday, January 9th. The new 500-plus space parking deck will be in Parking Lot 1 – near the Emergency Department and Primary Care entrances.
McGuire gymSpotlight on Wellness as 2017 Begins
Since January, McGuire Wellness has been able to reach 1,599 staff members through health information updates, exercise class offerings, walking group, basketball and volleyball employee leagues, and more.
Secretary McDonaldMcDonald, Gibson Take USA Today to Task
Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, posted a letter in response to a recent USA Today article about the various levels of SAIL ratings in the VA system.
Norris McMillerMcGuire VA Patient is Walking ‘Miracle’
During a performance at a local comedy club, Norris McMiller entertained the audience with jokes about his past—particularly an event that happened exactly one year earlier.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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