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South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)
South Texas holds Victoria Town Hall The Director of the South Texas VA, Mr. Robert Walton, accompanied by key officials, traveled to Victoria, Texas March 9, to hold their annual town hall. Besides the traditional Q&A, there was an info fair.
For paralyzed Veteran, football is not just a game Disabled Vietnam Veteran and Cowboys fan Don Townsend, uses his study of the game of football to keep his mind active and to learn life and share it with his son and grandson.
Patriotic Pony for the South Texas Fisher House Scott and Trish Snyder delivered a Patriotic Pony to the South Texas VA Fisher House for the children of guests of the house to enjoy. It fulfills a promise the Snyder's made to a Gold Star family.
Worthy_of_the_DAISY:Mary_Mather The South Texas VA DAISY committee awarded its third DAISY Award to Frank Tejeda Nurse Manager Mary Mather. It was the third DAISY given, since the program started in late 2015.
Patriot Day at the South Texas VA On September 9, South Texas VA patients and staff, along with their families and volunteers from around the community, gathered to honor the active duty military, Veterans and first responders.
Fisher House: now even more like home The South Texas VA Fisher House (FH) had a ribbon cutting for an outdoor pavilion and kitchen. 200 people including FH Foundation President David Coker officially christened the $63,000 project.
South Texas holds quarterly Veterans Town Hall On June 23, the South Texas VA held its most recent town hall at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to the town hall, the hospital offered an information fair for patients.
Happy Fathers Day: Growing up VA At South Texas, Veteran employee, and nurse perfusionist Ruben Mireles, has raised his children by example, and that has led both of them to their own careers, taking care of America's Heroes.
Roberto Gonzalez: Not a casualty of war Roberto Gonzalez, Vietnam Veteran and one of South Texas VA's first patients recently passed away, but not before he was able to see his horses one last time with help from the South Texas SCI staff.
Texas State DAV Commander visits STVHCS Department of Texas Disabled American Veterans Commander, Jay Johnson visited the South Texas VA May 27 to meet staff, get an overview of the mission and tour of the facilities.
From the Veterans Health Administration
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.
Important 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.
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.
Marine 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.
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.
VA'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.
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.
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
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.
Honoring 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.