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A nurse is standing in front of a computer on wheelsSouth Texas VA HRO Journey: Anticipate Risk
Nurse Kanzika 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.
A ggroup of specialists, including the Director of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System observe the dashboard that was used to facilitate the town hall.South Texas holds inaugural tele townhall
On April 30, the South Texas VA held its inaugural tele townhall to provide information and answer questions about the upcoming MISSION Act implementation. About 700 Veterans attended.
A veteran in a hospital bed is holding up a lapel pin presented to him on March 29South Texas VA honors its Vietnam-era Veterans
On March 29, several members of the South Texas VA staff went mobile, throughout the hospital, to honor Vietnam-era Veterans who were hospitalized as part of the 2019 Vietnam War 50th Commemoration event.
A picture of a man standing and reading names off of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica wallThe Wall That Heals visits San Antonio
For four days, "The Wall That Heals," a 375 foot long replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was set up at the Ft. Sam Houston national Cemetery in San Antonio. An estimated 8000 visitors viewed the display.
A group of people are sitting down and are getting ready to listen to a presentationCaregiver Program: Setting families up for success
The South Texas VA has one of the most robust Caregiver Support Programs in the country. They recently held an appreciation lunch for their participants, and provided them updated program information.
Three people kneeling down in front of a rock gardenSTX Rocks!
On October 25, the South Texas Recreation Therapy Service hosted its inaugural "Positivity Project." Veterans, their families and staff were invited to bring their creativity and brighten the hospital grounds.

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