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Safety office personnel have caution tape strewn over the entrance to the Victoria Outpatient ClinicSouth Texas VA works to get Victoria Clinic opened
After Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Victoria clinic took a good hit, losing power and water for almost a week. South Texas mobilized, and through a team effort, brought the clinic back on line.
A man lays in his hospital bed surrounded by four people standing by his bedside.The Frozen Chosin: Fidel Gomez
Fidel Gomez is a Marine and Korean War Veteran that is also a member of the Frozen Chosin. He joined the corps in 1949. Only a third of his unit made it out alive in one of the most epic battles in Marine Corps history.
a picture of a plaster cast of clasped hands.Barbara Seiler: Leaving a legacy
Barbara Seiler, a VA Social Worker, passed away on May 30, 2017 after a battle with cancer. While on hospice, she was presented an opportunity to take part in a legacy project.
A group of young cadets are standing in formation and holding flags at a funeral serviceMissing in America: 5 Vets come home
The Missing in America Project painstakingly identified the cremains of six Veterans in Potter County, Texas and collaborated to get them interred at the Fort Sam National Cemetery.
A plate of saladNutrition is tasty medicine
South Texas VA Registered Dietitian, Charles Coleman uses his background in diabetes research, and love for cooking to create lasting and impactful change for San Antonio Veterans.
A group of Veterans sits in a large room awaiting the start of the town hallSouth Texas holds Victoria Town Hall
The Director of the South Texas VA, Mr. Robert Walton, accompanied by key officials, traveled to Victoria, Texas March 9, to hold their annual town hall. Besides the traditional Q&A, there was an info fair.
A man standing next to a hospital bed with a patientFor paralyzed Veteran, football is not just a game
Disabled Vietnam Veteran and Cowboys fan Don Townsend, uses his study of the game of football to keep his mind active and to learn life and share it with his son and grandson.
An image of a group of rocking horses on racks inside of a trailerPatriotic Pony for the South Texas Fisher House
Scott and Trish Snyder delivered a Patriotic Pony to the South Texas VA Fisher House for the children of guests of the house to enjoy. It fulfills a promise the Snyder's made to a Gold Star family.
Mary Mather stands with her DAISY Award next to the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services, Valerie Rodriguez-YuWorthy_of_the_DAISY:Mary_Mather
The South Texas VA DAISY committee awarded its third DAISY Award to Frank Tejeda Nurse Manager Mary Mather. It was the third DAISY given, since the program started in late 2015.
An image of a small U.S. Flag in front of the South Texas VA Fisher HousePatriot Day at the South Texas VA
On September 9, South Texas VA patients and staff, along with their families and volunteers from around the community, gathered to honor the active duty military, Veterans and first responders.

From the Veterans Health Administration

HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.

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