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Photo of Ms. Brady walking with a white cane on a busy roadBlind and Confident
This is the story of Ms. Brady, a female Veteran who lost her vision along with her confidence during a surgery, but was able to transition back into the world, thanks to services offered at Blind Rehabilitation Center.
Interim Deputy Secretary of the VA, Mr. Scott Blackburn, during the Employee Town Hall at VA Long Beach.Visit from Central Office
VA Long Beach hosted an Employee Town Hall with the Interim Deputy Secretary of the VA, Mr. Scott Blackburn, on May 3, 2017. Employees had an opportunity to ask questions and share what makes VA Long Beach unique.
Photo of Doctors and Nurses and the words “Job Fair for Physicians and Nurses”Job Fair on May 6
The Human Resources Department of VA Long Beach is putting together a Job Fair featuring same-day interviews and on-spot job offers for qualified candidates. Event will take place on May 6, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Photo of a female and a male pharmacists.Medication Copayments Change
VA released new copayment amounts to be effective early 2017, and anticipates that 94 percent of copayment eligible Veterans will experience no cost increase, and 80 percent will save between $1 and $5 per 30-day supply.
A pen, a notebook and the words “Ask Questions. Get Answers.”Veterans Town Hall
VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Los Angeles Regional Benefits Office, invite Veterans, their family members, and community stakeholders to join us for a Town Hall on November 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Veteran Joseph Jacobson writing a poem while seating on a bench of a beautiful and quiet garden at VA Long BeachStories Revealed Through Art
When Joseph Jacobson attended Middle School, he could barely pass his English classes. Today, as a mature Vietnam-Era Veteran, he shapes stanzas, crafts words and translates past experiences into award-winning poems.
Photo of Veteran working out and his assistantBe Involved in Your Healthcare
You can play an active role when you have a visit with your health care team. To get the most out of your visit, plan the questions you want to ask and the things you want to discuss.
Shovels, grounds and Fisher House Foundation logoFamily is Good Medicine
A groundbreaking ceremony for new Fisher House at VA Long Beach will take place on October 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. The Fisher House in Long Beach will be the eighth Fisher House in the State of California.
Photo of a Veteran in a wheelchair and the words “Spinal Cord Injury Long Term Care Unit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony; September 09, 1-3 p.m.”First Long-Term Care SCI Unit in the West Coast
VA Long Beach Healthcare System would like to cordially invite you to our Spinal Cord Injury Center, Long-Term Care Unit Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Tours to begin after the formal event until 3 p.m.
Illustration of a doctor and a patient receiving the flu shotProtect Your Loved Ones From Flu
Get the flu shot to protect not only yourself but everyone else around you. When you get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through our community. VA Long Beach Flu Clinic is coming early this Fall!!

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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