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A woman is standing behind the lectern that is located on a stage.STVHCS holds annual VA Salute to Veteran Patients
STVHCS held its annual VA National Salute to Veteran Patients at its main and Kerrville campuses. Community members came to the hospitals on February 14 to visit and distribute Valentines cards.
A group of people waiting to cut a ribbon, standing in front of a health clinic.STVHCS expands services for vets in San Antonio
On March 2, VA patients, Veteran Service Organizations, politicians and staff members attended the ribbon cutting for the newest upgrade to the medical system, The North Bexar Outpatient Clinic.
Men are standing on a stage behind two signs that are on easelsALM designated at 1st Purple Heart hospital in USA
On February 24, the Military Order of the Purple Heart officially designated the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital as the 1st Purple Heart VA Hospital in the country and STVHCS as a Purple Heart Network.
A group of people sitting in a large room eating Thanksgiving dinnerVoluntary Service puts the thanks in Thanksgiving
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect while breaking bread with family. For some Kerrville inpatients, that is not possible so Voluntary Services changes that. Something they have done since 1999
An image of the Golf Tourney banner with spoonsors names on itGolfers hit the fairways for Fisher House
Almost 200 golfers hit the links at two golf courses in Boerne, Texas to raise money for the Fisher House. In 2019, they set the highest mark ever, at $63,388.50 raised. The funds support Fisher House programs.
A group of people are visiting employers at their info tablesSTX VA holds inaugural hiring summit for Veterans
The South Texas VA CWT program held its first hiring summit to assist local Veterans with their job search. Over 100 Vets strolled through the summit visiting nearly 50 employers representing a variety of industries.
A group of people are sitting around in a room.STX VA looks upstream for suicide prevention
The South Texas Veterans community began meeting in an effort to come up with solutions to combat the suicide epidemic. The monthly meeting brought in veteran service organizations, veterans, and community providers.
A group of people sitting around a table looking at a large screen.South Texas VA Nursing holds first tele-Town Hall
The South Texas VA Nursing Service held its first-ever tele town hall September 19. Using telephone systems enabled the service to reach the 1500 staff members and update them on the service's latest initiatives.
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.

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