- Richmond Welcomes New Medical Center Director
Richmond selectes Brandecker as new Medical Center Director. "We're thrilled to bring Mr. Brandecker on board as the new Director for our flag ship medical center in Richmond," said Daniel F. Hoffmann, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) Director. "His strong leadership and experience leading complex health care facilities will yield hefty returns for the employees, volunteers, and most importantly, the Veterans we serve."
- New Technology in Orthotics to Benefit Veterans
The new C-Brace! Among the many benefits, Veteran will enjoy the ability to change speeds, to walk with controlled knee flexion, and to move more efficiently. The C-brace will also support the Veteran on all types of terrain. The device also provides stumble control by resisting uncontrolled knee flexion when sensors read a moment of instability, providing the time necessary to recover.
- Richmond VA Refreshes Laundry Services
The Richmond VA Medical Center is a busy laundry that serves the medical center, Hampton VA Medical Center, Ft. Lee, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Camp Perry, Ft. Eustis and Langley Air Force Base. With the new equipment, the laundry’s capacity will greatly be enhanced and offer the medical center and community partners the opportunity for additional services.
- Access Your Personal Health Record
At Richmond VA Medical Center, you can enroll for online access to your Personal Health Records using My HealtheVet.
Access Your Personal Health Records – Anywhere, Any Time; Internet Access to VA Health Care Records!
- April is Parkinson's Disease Month
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurological disease, commonly referred to as a movement disorder.
- How Social Workers Help Veterans
You will find social workers in all program areas in McGuire VA Medical Center who are ready to help you with most any need. If you have questions or problems, the social worker will be able to help you or can refer you to the right person for help.
- March Is Women's History Month
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) theme for Women’s History Month 2013, “Women Veterans Make History,” recognizes the profound contributions women Veterans have made in defense of our country, and stresses the importance of capturing and telling the stories of women.
- Centralized Registration at Richmond VA Medical Center
The Centralized Registration Unit "CRU" staff provides exceptional customer service by exceeding customer expectations. The staff works one on one with each Veteran and actively listens to customers with respect and concern.
- National Salute to Veteran Patients Week at the Richmond VA
There were smiles all around on Valentine’s Day at the Richmond VA Medical Center. In addition to the day being recognized for traditional Valentine’s activities, the medical center staff, volunteers and community leaders joined in to recognize National Salute to Veteran Patients Week.
- Delicious Desserts Kick-Off Salute to Veteran Patients
The Richmond VAMC Food and Nutrition Service is offering delicious desserts during National Salute to Veteran Patient Week.
- VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new hotline to respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.