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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Local Features

Daniel GlanzVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand with world-class technology which gives him the ability to adjust hand functions on the fly in ways that weren’t possible in the past.
Easter Egg HuntEaster Egg Hunt at McGuire
Seniors at McGuire VA Medical Center helped twenty kids from a local Richmond childcare center during an annual Easter Egg Hunt in the south mall courtyard on Thursday, April 13.
BrachytherapyBrachytherapy
A national referral program has allowed Veterans from around the country to descend on the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
HeritageLocal Youth Celebrate Easter With Veterans
Veterans and patients at McGuire enjoyed an early Easter celebration on April 5, sponsored by the Disabled Veterans Association and the Culpepper Chapter of the American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA Troop for boys.
Access and Quality WebsiteVA Makes Wait Times Transparent for Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency, launching a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans with easy access to wait time and quality of care data.
McGuire VA Medical CenterVA Statement regarding animal testing
Providing the best care and services to the nation’s Veterans is paramount to the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA’s research and innovations have resulted in products that are both life-changing and lifesaving.
Clinical Command CenterClinical Command Center adds efficiency
The 600-square-foot Clinical Command Center is home to a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and social workers charged with managing patient flow for hospitalized Veterans entering and exiting the facility.
KMU Students Visit McGuireKMU Students Visit McGuire
Students from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan learned about American medical practices at McGuire VA Medical Center Thursday, March 9. They come each year to learn about American government hospitals.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
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.

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