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As the recipient of the 2020 Clinical Excellence in Dentistry Award, Dr. Nora Metzger at the Kerrville VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Kerrville, Texas has answered the call and exceeded her own expectations in overseeing the daily operations at Kerrville VAMC.2020 Clinical Excellence in Dentistry Recipient
Dr. Nora Metzger at the Kerrville VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Kerrville, Texas has answered the call and exceeded her own expectations in overseeing the daily operations at Kerrville VAMC.
A man is in a hospitl bed with his wife by his side.STX VA staff brings family together during COVID
When families and loved ones are being separated, & medical facilities are at capacity for COVID-19 patients throughout Texas, the VA is working to ensure Vets & citizens continue to receive the best care VA provides.
A plane is being loaded with a patient that was taken from an ambulanceSouth Texas transfers patients to cope with surge
On Tuesday, July 14, the South Texas VA in San Antonio, Texas transferred eight Spinal Cord Injured patients to the North Texas VA Healthcare System to be ready for the surge that is working its way through south Texas.
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

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