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VA Fires Former D.C. Medical Center Director

Sedona AZ (September 20, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has fired former Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center Director Brian Hawkins for his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center. Washington D.C. Medical Director Brian Hawkins was removed from his position with the Veterans Administration. The department undertook this... 

Not Every GI is a Joe

Sedona AZ (June 3, 2016) – There’s been a lot of chatter out in the “mediasphere” lately about women’s health care at VA. Being an employee not just of VA, but of the Veterans Health Administration, my ears perk up a bit when I catch wind of such content, and get a bit of a sting when it has less than positive overtones. Recently, sitting at home, watching Gangster Squad with my wife,... 

BPO Elks Pledge Four Million to End Veteran Homelessness

Sedona AZ (October 14, 2015) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is strengthening community and non-profit partnerships to better serve Veterans. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America (BPO Elks) today announced that it has committed $4 million over a 4-year period to help end Veteran homelessness. This partnership and pledge embodies the mission of... 

New Rules for Service Animals in VA Facilities

Sedona AZ (August 17, 2015) – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing... 

Helping Your Provider Understand Military Culture

Sedona AZ (July 14, 2015) – A new online course helps private clinicians understand Veteran terminology and issues. The Veterans Choice Program is making it easier for thousands of Veterans to receive their health care from providers outside of the VA system. Many community providers are not trained or experienced in treating this unique Veteran patient community. To make it easier for health... 

Cornville Memorial Day Program

Sedona AZ (May 15, 2015) – On May 23, 2015, beginning at 11:00 a.m., the American Legion Post 135 and Auxiliary will host its fifth annual Memorial Day Observation program at Windmill Park, 9950 East Cornville Road, in Cornville, Arizona. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Keynote speaker will be Camp Verde Mayor Charles German who served four years in the U.S. Naval Security Group... 

2015 Golden Age Games

Sedona AZ (March 23, 2015) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently accepting applications from Veterans interested in competing in the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games. Applications can be completed online at www.veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov and will be accepted through May 15, 2015. Veterans ages 55 and older enrolled for VA care are eligible to participate. The 2015 National... 

Denver VA Center Project to be Investigated

Denver VA Replacement Medical Center price tag soars to $1 billion from $604 million Sedona AZ (January 19, 2015) – In a statement released today, the Department of Veterans Affairs said it will continue the work to complete the Denver replacement VA Medical Center project without further delay, while delivering the best value to taxpayers under current circumstances. It finds the situation in... 

Binge Eating Disorder

Sedona AZ (January 4, 2015) – A young Veteran has recently returned from a grueling deployment in Afghanistan. But his battles are far from over. When his wife and kids go to sleep at night, he starts downing chips, cookies, beer and pretty much anything else he can find in the refrigerator. It’s well after midnight before he finally hits the sack. The next morning he feels guilty and depressed.... 

National Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative

Sedona AZ (January 1, 2015) – As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing effort to improve Veterans’ access to healthcare, VA is announcing the launch of a national Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative (HSI) to encourage diabetic Veterans receiving VA care to seek support to lower the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The new initiative will enable Veterans living with diabetes... 
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