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A group of people in a crowd sitting and listening to a speaker on a stageVBA Regional Outreach Event held in San Antonio
On 30 August, dozens of Veterans Affairs and stakeholders came together in San Antonio for the VBA outreach event. The host of the event was the Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office in Houston, Texas.
A large room filled with summit attendees listens to Veteran testimonials.South Texas VA hosts 2019 Mental Health Summit
On August 8, the South Texas VA hosted the 2019 Community Mental Health Summit on the St. Phillips College campus. Over 150 mental health providers, VA staff and Veterans attended.
A man and a girl are standing in front of a building with an oversized check.Veteran's daughter becomes youngest fundraiser
Danielle Resendez took part of her summer break to run a lemonade stand and help raise money in support of the local South Texas VA Fisher House. She raised $750 in one weekend.
A group of several people standing with shovels for a groundbreaking ceremonySTVHCS breaks ground on NW Health Care Center
On July 12, over 100 people attended the groundbreaking for the new San Antonio Northwest Health Care Center. The new facility, part o STVHCS, is slated to open in 2021 to meet the healthcare needs of local veterans.
A woman is presenting a quilt to a man laying in a hospital bed.They are brothers in arms, and in hearts
South Texas VA engineering employees, David Tolliver and Daniel Janson Jr., raced to the room of Mario Medina when they found out he had been admitted as an inpatient. They have known Mario for 25 years.
A nurse is standing in front of a computer on wheelsSouth Texas VA HRO Journey: Anticipate Risk
Nurse Kankiza Wegman was recently presented a "Good Catch" award for outstanding patient safety. Her actions demonstrate that the South Texas VA is well on their HRO journey.
peopple standing in froont of the entrance to a surgical wing.San Antonio VA holds first Honor Donor Walk
On June 6, Veteran and organ donor Rochelle DeLeon served her country and community when she made the final journey. More than 130 South Texas VA staff who honored her with the hospital's first-ever Honor Donor Walk.
People trying on 3D printed bracesThe Future of 3D at the South Texas VA
The South Texas VA Prosthetics Service continues its modernization trek as it gets ready to make room for their third 3D printer. The third printer will be able to accommodate and build full leg pieces.
An image of the new MISSION Act Urgent Care BenefitVA MISSION Act Urgent Care Benefits
Ensure you qualify for the new Urgent Care benefit. Veterans must have been seen in the VA system or by a VA community care provider within the last 24 months in order to use this benefit.
A line drawing of the Heimlich ManeuverHR staffer makes personnel, personal
South Texas VA HR Assistant, Alan Thompson, was getting ready for the New Employee Orientation briefing when he saw his colleague was choking and needed help. He used the Heimlich Maneuver.

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