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A group of Veterans sits in a large room awaiting the start of the town hallSouth 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.
A man standing next to a hospital bed with a patientFor 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.
An image of a group of rocking horses on racks inside of a trailerPatriotic 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.
Mary Mather stands with her DAISY Award next to the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services, Valerie Rodriguez-YuWorthy_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.
An image of a small U.S. Flag in front of the South Texas VA Fisher HousePatriot 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.
An image of several individuals standing in front of a ribbon for the new Fisher House outdoor pavilion and kitchen.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.
A VA employee holds a microphone for a sitting patient while she addresses the hospital directorSouth 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.
Three VA employees standing for a picture in front of the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.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.
A group of visitors and family members surrounding an SCI patient for his birthdayRoberto 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.
Two DAV reps sitting at a conference table listening to a briefingTexas 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

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.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant 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.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl 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.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine 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.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.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.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA'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.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  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.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. 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
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.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.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring 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.

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