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South Texas Veterans Health Care System Press Releases


2017

Audie L. Murphy Hospital Hosts National Salute to Veteran Patients - The Annual National Salute to Veteran Patients Program will be held Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Local community and business leaders and service organizations will be on hand to honor our Military Veterans. (02/13/2017)

VA National Cemeteries lead Nation in satisfaction survey - SAN ANTONIO, TX – For the sixth consecutive time, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) was ranked first in customer satisfaction among the nation’s top corporations and federal agencies in an independent survey conducted by the CFI Group utilizing the science of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). (02/10/2017)

Improvement Projects Fort Sam Houston VA National Cemetery - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (FSHNC) has undergone several renovation projects in 2016 to improve their customer experience such as remodeling the old Administrative building for a new Public Information Center (PIC) and public restrooms; and resurfacing San Antonio Blvd. In addition, work continues with Southern Contracting, the contractor providing improvement to the cemetery’s irrigation system. (01/20/2017)

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2016

Kerrville 15th Annual Veterans Day Car Show & Parade - The car show is an annual fundraiser and 100% of the proceeds are used to support local Veteran programs such as recreational programs, social work funds for homeless Veterans, providing needed items to hospice patients, and creating a home-like environment for extended care patients. (11/01/2016)

South Texas Celebrates 2016 National Salute To Veterans - The annual VA National Salute program began in 1978 when VA took over sponsorship of a program started in 1974 by the humanitarian organization, No Greater Love, Inc. VA Voluntary Service staff plan and execute local events and activities at VA medical facilities. The National Salute is observed annually during the week of Valentine's Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute's expression of honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient Veterans. (02/17/2016)

South Texas VA Health Care System presents the 25th Annual Salute to Women Veterans - San Antonio, Texas – Veterans, friends and families are invited to the 25th Annual “Salute to Women Veterans,” sponsored by the South Texas Veterans Health Care System Women’s Health Program. The event will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main Street in Kerrville, Texas. There is no charge. (02/08/2016)

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2015

South Texas VA Staff hosts local families for holidays - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is hosting local Veteran families at the third annual Adopt-A-Veteran program December 18, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Recreation Center at the Audie L. Murphy Hospital. Individuals pick up from 2 to 3 p.m. and families pick up from 3 to 4 p.m. (12/16/2015)

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2011

STVHCS Dedicates Nations 5th VA Polytrauma Center - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has dedicated a new Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) in San Antonio. The state-of-the-art, $66 million inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation center will treat Veterans and active duty Servicemembers with multiple, traumatic injuries. This is VA’s fifth polytrauma center nationwide. (10/30/2011)

STVHCS STAFF PROVIDE WORLD CLASS CARE THAT IS SECOND TO NONE - South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) received accolades from an independent agency who completed an unannounced survey during the last week of August. (09/13/2011)

STVHCS Patient Advocates Get A New Home - The new STVHCS patient advocate suite has a ribbon cutting dedication. (06/29/2011)

20TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO WOMEN VETERANS - The Salute to Women Veterans is an annual event sponsored by the South Texas Veterans Health Care System Women’s Health Program and is held to honor and celebrate the service of Women Veterans. With 155,625 Women Veterans, Texas has the 2nd largest population of Women Veterans in the United States. (02/01/2011)

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2010

South Texas VA Wins Trophy - It’s no secret, South Texas is home to award-winning health care and services for Veterans. This will be reinforced once again on Friday, October 29, when South Texas Veterans Health Care System leaders will bring home the coveted Robert W. Carey trophy (10/25/2010)

STVHCS wins Carey Award - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System wins the coveted Carey Award. (10/25/2010)

VA Announces Reopening of Clinics - The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) announces the reopening of clinics. (07/01/2010)

STVHCS Canteen wins "Canteen of the Year" - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System Canteen wins the "Canteen of the Year" award for 2009. (06/01/2010)

Canteen of the Year Award - The STVHCS, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) was chosen “Canteen of the Year” for 2009! (06/01/2010)

South Texas Veterans Health Care System Recognized for Performance Excellence - South Texas Veterans Health Care System is among six organizations recognized by The Quality Texas Foundation for Achievement in Organizational Excellence with well-deployed, effective, systematic approaches to organizational management. (03/31/2010)

South Texas Salutes Women Veterans - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) serves over 10,000 enrolled women Veterans and Ms. Barbara J. Hector, a 30-year U.S. Army Veteran, is advocating for their health care needs. (03/22/2010)

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