- Planting a Seed of Hope VVRC
The Veterans Villages Recovery Center at the Villages of Cabrillo (VVRC) offers intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation through a 30-90 day program.
- Veteran Speaks on the Fight Against Heart Disease
Marlene Richards, one of our women Veterans, speaks on her experience in dealing with heart disease and urges everyone to be checked for signs of heart disease.
- Veteran Capt Bob Meyer Donates to VALB
Beyond serving in the military for 20 years, Captain Bob Meyer still serves tirelessly, sending supplies to troops and conducting seminars for Veterans. He runs an organization with his son known as “Operation: A Bit of Home,” reaching out to our men and women across the country and overseas.
- Veteran Donates Record Amounts of Blood
At the age of 94, VALB patient George Amthor has donated a jaw-dropping 338 pints of whole blood.
- Nursing Staff Takes Steps with Pathway to Excellence
VA Long Beach is working to be designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Pathway to Excellence program. This is geared toward creating a better work environment and, in turn, a better patient care environment.
- VALB Employees Take I CARE to Heart
VA Long Beach Employees in Nursing Education take the I CARE campaign to heart with a discussion, video and decorative poster.
- VA Long Beach Pharmacy Gets New Look
VA Long Beach Pharmacy recently made the move to building 164, one of VALB’s newest additions. Hoping to foster a better patient-centered-care environment, Pharmacy has a completely new look and smoother function than its previous location.
- My HealtheVet's Secure Messaging Arrives for PACT Teams at VA Long Beach
Through the use of encrypted messages, Veterans can communicate with their doctors and health care teams about their recent lab results, rescheduling appointments, or renewing medications using the Secure Communication via the internet.
- VA Long Beach HIMS Department Leads the Way in Technological Advancement
The Health Information Management Service is committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of all Veteran records. CPRS has vastly improved the connectivity of VHA medical files with the use of paperless, electronic records.
- Recognize Our Heroes' Heroes
National Caregiver Month recognizes that behind every Veteran, is the Hero that cares. Find out more about Family Caregiving and what is available to you.
- Memorial Day - When America Remembers
Memorial Day — a time for the nation to pause and remember the service of deceased Veterans and military members who died on active duty, a time when Americans honor the fallen.
- VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new hotline to respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.