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A woman is explaining directions to two nurses.Simulation: giving clinicians HRO tools
South Texas VA Hospital Education recently held a suicide simulation exercise for employees to test their ability to locate items and objects that could harm patients or staff.
A woman with a faceshield talks with a man standing next to her.Del Rio: No Veteran Left Behind
Del Rio is also home to almost 2,200 Veterans. The focus of this trip was to highlight the Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) Home Health, Home Hospice, Community Nursing Home, and home telehealth services.
The Million Veteran ProgramThe future of medicine is in your genes
The Million Veteran Program is a National research program whose goal is to one day give Veterans specialized care with targeted treatments and preventions based on their genetics and medical history.
a woman is attempting to place a line into a plastic medical manikinSTVHCS Awarded Simulation Center Accreditation
What started off with a few manikins at the South Texas VA, has grown into a full-blown Simulation Center. The sim center received SimLEARN Innovation Cell for Education or (SLICE) accreditation.
A man is working on a computer and speaking to a man and a womanUvalde Info Fair: Serving rural Veterans
The South Texas Veterans Health Care System mobilized to bring services to Uvalde Veterans by participating in a Veterans Information Fair. The first, since COVID began in early 2020.
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.

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