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The group of nurses that work in Unit 2 West at the South Texas VA2 West is the Best!
The 2 West Med-Surg unit at the South Texas VA wins PRISM award, the first in VA to do so. The unit scored near perfect in almost every category, winning the award by a landslide.
Two girls are sitting at a table waiting for their meal to be deliveredBefore COVID: Celebrating Vets with Military Ball
Before COVID-19 hit, ALM CLC staff started a tradition honoring residents with a military-style ball complete with all of the pomp and circumstance. This is a lookback at the last event that was held in late 2019.
a group is sitting on chairs and doing yogaVets feel at home in Medical Foster Homes
MFH is an alternative to placing Veterans in a nursing home. Most are candidates because they cannot live independently. The homes are chosen by the Veteran from a list of MFH that meet a nursing home level of care.
Exterior sign of the Dermatology ClinicCollaboration fuels clinic at South Texas VA
An outpatient clinic at the South Texas VA allows for collaboration to help Veterans with skin cancer. The partnership between VA, DoD, and the University of Texas Health Science Center sets up patients for success.
People are standing around a table with a few coolers containing vaccination dosesSouth Texas VA implements SAVE Lives Act
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) acquired a lease in a vacant department store at a San Antonio mall. On April 12, they began using the space to accommodate the provisions of the SAVE Lives Act.
A man standing behind a hospital bed with a patient in it.Never Forgotten: A heartfelt birthday to remember
On February 11, a VA Chaplain saw something out-of-place and did something about it. The result was turning a COVID-19 disappointment into birthday joy, keeping a family together during the pandemic.
Medical Center Director/CEO, Christopher R. Sandles addresses the crowd of employees.COVID Reflection and Healing at South Texas
Employees at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital gathered on a cool Friday morning in Polytrauma Courtyard to reflect on the last year of the COVID pandemic and begin to bring about the healing as we recover.
A man is getting vaccinatedHCBC: Delivering vaccinations and commemorations
Members of the Home and Community Based Care team went to vaccinate several Vietnam Veterans and took the opportunity to honor their Vietnam service. Most of the Veterans became emotional when pinned.
South Texas Leadership officially opening new welcome centerSouth Texas celebrates new welcome center
Veterans may notice a new addition to the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital during their next visit; a brand new welcome center that was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday.
picture of a hospital with people managing a drive thru clinicCOVID vaccine comes to the Hill Country
The COVID vaccine made its way to Hill Country Veterans January 16, as Kerrville VAMC hosted its first vaccination clinic. The clinic was focused on Vets 70 or greater, in line with Centers for Disease Control guidance.

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