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A woman is giving a patient an injection in her forehead.Shining a light on those who suffer from migraines
June recognizes the almost one billion people around the world who suffer from migraines and headaches. It also provides an opportunity to learn about new treatments for those who suffer from migraines.
Sandy Carter receiving a Challenge Coin from STVHCS Medical Center Director/CEO, Christopher R. Sandles, MBA, FACHE during Morning Report on June 3, 2020A giving heart in a trying time
Sandy Carter, a volunteer with Soldiers’ Angels has been focusing her efforts on the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio for the past three and a half years.
A group of people standing in an outdoor formation."Swab Squad" assists senior Texas Veterans
A group of South Texas Veterans Health Care System nurses was dispatched to assist staff at a Veterans state nursing home to provide COVID-19 testing support. The staff at the home were impressed with the response.
people moving a large tableSTX Fisher House hunkers down
Fisher House closed to families and took on a new mission: provide accommodations for critical staff. Fisher House program manager, Erik Zielinski and many volunteers reconfigured the Fisher House for the new mission.
“This project has helped me stay focused and it helps me remember what’s important and keeps me going, every day. I very much appreciate Nurse Wilson. My health would not have been the same had it not been for VA,” said Air Force Veteran Shawn Lamm.Building with love - One Local Veteran's Project
During a recent virtual medical appointment, Air Force Veteran Shawn Lamm shared how he and his family were coping. He admitted it was a stressful time and that he missed spending time with his grandchildren.
Two women standing behind an SUV waiting to unload a food donationVolunteer Week: COVID does not stop this volunteer
As San Antonio VA celebrates National Volunteer Week – a bit somber because not all volunteers are here to celebrate – STVHCS wants to highlight a volunteer who, throughout this crisis, shined as a key player at ALM.
A man is speaking to a group of people on a hospital unit.Courage: Scared to death, but saddling up anyway
Nurse Manager Celida Martinez-Vargas knew her nurses on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit were feeling the stresses of COVID-19. Her next call was the Employee Assistance Program
“With virtual care, we are able to leverage available technology to make sure that our patients and staff are safe. We want to be able to connect with our veterans, educate them, particularly about COVID-19, and make sure we get them what they need during this period of time,” said Assistive TechnolUsing technology for Veterans' health care needs
Until recently, Veterans who needed to be fitted for a new wheelchair were required to physically go to the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
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.

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