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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!!
Illustration of a couple shopping for health food and the words “VA Health Care Defining Excellence in the 21st Century”Diabetes: Making Choices
Learn how to compare items, read food labels, find the healthiest foods, count carbohydrate, utilize insulin and much more by attending VA Long Beach educational classes focused on Diabetes.

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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