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South Texas Veterans Health Care System Press Releases


San Antonio VA Medical Center surpasses 45,900 video visits in 2020 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that video telehealth appointments to Veterans’ homes increased over 1000%, as Veterans increasingly chose virtual care through VA Video Connect during the Covid-19 pandemic. In San Antonio, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System has conducted over 45,900 telehealth appointments between October 2019 through July 2020. (07/08/2020)

SAN ANTONIO VA COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER RESIDENTS BEING TRANSFERRED TO KERRVILLE VA MEDICAL CENTER - The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital (ALMMVH) is transferring twenty-one residents from its Community Living Center (CLC) to the Kerrville VA Medical Center. The transfer is expected to take place beginning Wednesday, July 1. (06/30/2020)

VA encourages donations to help vets homeless or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic - he U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access to health care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals and organizations are asked to donate essential items such as nonperishables to combat food insecurity and new mobile phones to enable Veterans to access VA telehealth services. (05/18/2020)

STVHCS updates vistation policy - A temporary “no visitor” policy has been adopted at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio.    (03/16/2020)

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2019 Mental Health Summit Media Advisory - South Texas VA hosts annual Mental Health Summit. The South Texas VA is hosting a Mental Health Summit Thursday, 8 August at St. Phillips College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas. The formal program begins at 8:20 a.m. Joining South Texas VA Mental Health Service staff are community partners and mental health providers from around the South Texas region. The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to enhance the mental health and well-being of Veterans and their family members through increased collaboration between the VA and community stakeholders. (08/07/2019)

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South Texas VA to host Kerrville Veteran's Day Town Hall Meeting November 8 - The town hall is one of many VA is holding around the country. The meetings are intended to provide local Veterans a wide-open forum and for VA officials to hear directly from beneficiaries as a step toward improvement and to rebuild trust among Veterans. The meeting is open to Congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, Veterans and their family members. South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Houston VA Regional Office and National Cemetery Administration staff will be on hand to listen to Veterans and field questions. (10/30/2018)

Kerrville campus is Hosting 8th Annual Veteran Heroes Charity Golf Tournament - The Kerrville Campus of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System invites all golfers to participate in the “8th Annual Veteran Heroes Charity Golf Tournament”, Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Scott Schreiner Golf Course, 1 Country Club Dr., Kerrville, TX 78028. (04/19/2018)

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2017 Kerrville Veterans Day Car Show and Parade - Please join us for raffles, food, music, and hundreds of beautiful classic and contemporary cars with all proceeds going to support Veterans. (10/30/2017)

Audie L. Murphy Hospital Hosts National Salute to Veteran Patients - The Annual National Salute to Veteran Patients Program will be held Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Local community and business leaders and service organizations will be on hand to honor our Military Veterans. (02/13/2017)

VA National Cemeteries lead Nation in satisfaction survey - SAN ANTONIO, TX – For the sixth consecutive time, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) was ranked first in customer satisfaction among the nation’s top corporations and federal agencies in an independent survey conducted by the CFI Group utilizing the science of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). (02/10/2017)

Improvement Projects Fort Sam Houston VA National Cemetery - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (FSHNC) has undergone several renovation projects in 2016 to improve their customer experience such as remodeling the old Administrative building for a new Public Information Center (PIC) and public restrooms; and resurfacing San Antonio Blvd. In addition, work continues with Southern Contracting, the contractor providing improvement to the cemetery’s irrigation system. (01/20/2017)

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Kerrville 15th Annual Veterans Day Car Show & Parade - The car show is an annual fundraiser and 100% of the proceeds are used to support local Veteran programs such as recreational programs, social work funds for homeless Veterans, providing needed items to hospice patients, and creating a home-like environment for extended care patients. (11/01/2016)

South Texas Celebrates 2016 National Salute To Veterans - The annual VA National Salute program began in 1978 when VA took over sponsorship of a program started in 1974 by the humanitarian organization, No Greater Love, Inc. VA Voluntary Service staff plan and execute local events and activities at VA medical facilities. The National Salute is observed annually during the week of Valentine's Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute's expression of honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient Veterans. (02/17/2016)

South Texas VA Health Care System presents the 25th Annual Salute to Women Veterans - San Antonio, Texas – Veterans, friends and families are invited to the 25th Annual “Salute to Women Veterans,” sponsored by the South Texas Veterans Health Care System Women’s Health Program. The event will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main Street in Kerrville, Texas. There is no charge. (02/08/2016)

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South Texas VA Staff hosts local families for holidays - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) is hosting local Veteran families at the third annual Adopt-A-Veteran program December 18, 2015 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Recreation Center at the Audie L. Murphy Hospital. Individuals pick up from 2 to 3 p.m. and families pick up from 3 to 4 p.m. (12/16/2015)

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STVHCS Dedicates Nations 5th VA Polytrauma Center - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has dedicated a new Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) in San Antonio. The state-of-the-art, $66 million inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation center will treat Veterans and active duty Servicemembers with multiple, traumatic injuries. This is VA’s fifth polytrauma center nationwide. (10/30/2011)

STVHCS STAFF PROVIDE WORLD CLASS CARE THAT IS SECOND TO NONE - South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) received accolades from an independent agency who completed an unannounced survey during the last week of August. (09/13/2011)

STVHCS Patient Advocates Get A New Home - The new STVHCS patient advocate suite has a ribbon cutting dedication. (06/29/2011)

20TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO WOMEN VETERANS - The Salute to Women Veterans is an annual event sponsored by the South Texas Veterans Health Care System Women’s Health Program and is held to honor and celebrate the service of Women Veterans. With 155,625 Women Veterans, Texas has the 2nd largest population of Women Veterans in the United States. (02/01/2011)

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South Texas VA Wins Trophy - It’s no secret, South Texas is home to award-winning health care and services for Veterans. This will be reinforced once again on Friday, October 29, when South Texas Veterans Health Care System leaders will bring home the coveted Robert W. Carey trophy (10/25/2010)

STVHCS wins Carey Award - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System wins the coveted Carey Award. (10/25/2010)

VA Announces Reopening of Clinics - The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) announces the reopening of clinics. (07/01/2010)

STVHCS Canteen wins "Canteen of the Year" - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System Canteen wins the "Canteen of the Year" award for 2009. (06/01/2010)

Canteen of the Year Award - The STVHCS, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) was chosen “Canteen of the Year” for 2009! (06/01/2010)

South Texas Veterans Health Care System Recognized for Performance Excellence - South Texas Veterans Health Care System is among six organizations recognized by The Quality Texas Foundation for Achievement in Organizational Excellence with well-deployed, effective, systematic approaches to organizational management. (03/31/2010)

South Texas Salutes Women Veterans - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) serves over 10,000 enrolled women Veterans and Ms. Barbara J. Hector, a 30-year U.S. Army Veteran, is advocating for their health care needs. (03/22/2010)

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