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Beckley VA Medical Center

Local Features

Proposed mobile clinic interior sample set-upMercer County Mobile Clinic
Responding to Veteran demand, VA Announces plans for a mobile clinic slated for Mercer County, W.Va., to be managed by Beckley VAMC when it opens near the Princeton Vet center next spring.
A sample of the new redesign.We’ve Re-Designed Our Entire Website for You!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. This redesign is based on feedback from Veterans and VA facilities around the country.
Soldiers and their families enjoyed a meal together Sunday at the West Virginia National Guard Armory2012 Welcome Home
Beckley VA Medical Center hosts annual celebration to honor Veterans and their families
Veterans participating in the wheelchair games opening ceremonySouthern West Virginia Veteran Competes in Wheelchair Games
Stephen Hudson from McDowell County, West Virginia, competes at the world's largest annual wheelchair sports competition - The 32nd Annual Wheelchair Games. Hudson bought home a Gold medal in weightlifting. He lost both of his legs due to blood clots, but is working hard toovercome the challenges of his disability.
holding handsOrgan Transplant Support Group
Don't take your organs to heaven. Heaven knows we need them here. - Organ and tissue donor bumper sticker Every third Monday at the Beckley VA Medical Center, a local support group for organ transplant recipients and their families meet to discuss topics from lifelong antirejection medications and their side effects to the spiritual and social issues of organ donation and receipt.
Caregivers, men and women, luncheonCaregiving: VA recognizes the Labor of Love
Caregivers are family members and loved ones who provide care for Veterans living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging. They deserve VA’s highest level of support. Caregivers are the critical link to ensuring Veterans have the highest quality care and optimal wellness. VA values the sacrifices caregivers make to help Veterans remain at home and Beckley VA Medical Center wants our caregivers to know that we are here to support them with resources, tools, answers, and a listening ear. Last month during National Family Caregiver Month Beckley VA Medical Center treated caregivers to a spa day and a special luncheon.
pharmacy, female, medicationsBeckley VAMC Celebrates National Pharmacy Week
Ever wonder who makes sure that you get the right medication? During National Pharmacy Week, the Beckley VAMC pharmacy staff provides patients with an opportunity to learn and ask questions about common Over-the-Counter cough and cold medications. Students from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy will aid Veterans in making proper over-the-counter choices.
Nurse providing Veterans with EducationBeckley VAMC's Rural Health Team
Beckley VAMC's Rural Health Team has been hitting the road in search of Veterans who are eligible for VA health care and in need of health education for their chronic health conditions.
nurse assisting telephone callers with health related issuesNurse Helpline Available Around The Clock
Staff of the VISN 6 Network Telephone Care Program assist callers with after-hours health related issues.
Woman Veteran Kathy Maynor at workSalute Women Veterans
Hiding in disguise at the Beckley VA Medical Center is a "super" woman and in honor of Women's History Month, her true identity is revealed

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
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.

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