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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Local Features

First babyRichmond Fisher House Celebrates First Baby
Marine Cpl. Dustin Braun, 24, a field radio operator, is currently recovering in McGuire’s polytrauma center. His wife Samantha gave birth to their first son, Hunter Curtis Braun, on Nov. 29.
Talent ShowMcGuire Holds Annual Talent Show
More than 200 guests gathered Dec. 19 for the fifth annual McGuire’s Got Talent show. Employees and Veterans at McGuire VA Medical Center performed 11 acts to showcase their diverse talents.
Colorbook artMarine gifts artwork to caregivers
Hanging on a wall at the foot of the bed lies a rendition of Santa Claus in colored pencils. The image depicts a jolly face with a red hat and gray beard nestled by holly on each side.
Art CompetitionMcGuire Veterans Place in National Art Competition
Two McGuire Veterans received awards at the 2017 Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Brian Kausek won third place in digital art for "Derby Quinn" and Charles Marshall won first place in knotting for "Windows to the Soul."
Women Veterans ArtWomen Veterans Express Themselves Through Art
For the first time in VA history, the inner artist of female Veterans across the nation could have their voice heard in an exclusive Women Veteran art exhibit. The exhibit came to McGuire on Nov. 15.
Veterans DayVeterans Day, USMC Birthday Celebrated at McGuire
More than 200 Veterans, staff and community members attended McGuire’s Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9 to honor sacrifices made by Veterans, as well as the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps.
Project HeroMcGuire VA, Project Hero host training program
In early October, the McGuire VA Medical Center welcomed a specialized training team from Project Hero to help spread the sport of cycling to other VA facilities around the nation.
Elizabeth MurpheyWomen Veteran Program welcomes new manager
Elizabeth Murphey has held several positions at McGuire in areas such as geriatrics, hospice and more, and says her ultimate goal is always to help underserved populations.
Room ServiceNew, Improved Room Service
“We’ll be giving Veterans what they want, how they want it, when they want it,” Shealey-Hill said. “They can choose their meals whenever they’re ready to eat.”
Sweat Lodge at McGuire VA Medical CenterSweat Lodge
According to Chaplain O. Dewane Stone, chief of chaplain services, the sweat lodge at McGuire VA Medical Center is a place where one can go to cleanse the evils and toxins of life.

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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