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Photo of the Executive Leadership Team at VA Long Beach Healthcare SystemFirst Annual Success Fair
Our motto is simple: “it starts with me.” VA Long Beach Healthcare staff celebrate the milestones accomplished in our journey to become the #1 healthcare system in the nation.
Photo of a mobile device showing the “EPA’s SunWise UV Index” appIs There a Safe Way to Tan?
Unfortunately, there is no safe way to tan. Every time you tan, you damage your skin, and this damage accumulates over time. In addition to accelerating the aging process, it also increases your risk for skin cancer.
Photo of wheelchair bound Veterans gardeningSpreading the Seeds
If Veterans cannot come to the garden, the garden must come to them. Our Patient Garden staff bring plants and tools to Veterans with mobility impairments, so they can benefit from gardening and horticulture therapy.
Photo of VA Long Beach Critical Care TeamTime is Brain
During a stroke, 1.9 million brain cells die every minute. One-hour delayed treatment ages the brain 10 years! VA Long Beach Healthcare System revamped stroke-related services to serve Veterans timely.
Photos of a young female, young male, African American male and Vietnam Era male Veterans and the words “VA is becoming smoke-free on Oct. 1, 2019. Ask your provider for a treatment referral today! VA National Quitline 1-855-QUIT-VET”VA is Becoming Smoke-Free
VA is becoming smoke-free on Oct. 1, 2019. VHA Directive 1085 implements a smoke-free policy for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers and vendors. VA Long Beach is including a smoke-free policy for employees.
Photos of a teal ribbon, and the words “Military Sexual Trauma, Education Series, Wednesday June 26, noon – 1:30 p.m., Learning Center Auditorium”Military Sexual Trauma
You are invited to learn more about MST, treatment options and services offered at VA Long Beach. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center Auditorium, building 165.
Photo of members the VA Long Beach clinical team with 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker.Emerging Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
A novel treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder that is available to Veterans for whom traditional approaches have not worked will be featured on the national news program 60 Minutes this Sunday, June 16, at 7 p.m.
Image of a Veteran speaking with a doctor.Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a whole-body disorder, affecting the mind, body, and spirit. A Whole Health approach is thus critical to the long-term healing for PTSD as it helps Veterans live their lives to the fullest.
Photo of a Veteran shaking hands with a health care provider.The MISSION Act
VA Long Beach Healthcare System has been working very hard on implementing the MISSION Act, and it is ready to launch its new and improved community care program on June 6, 2019.
Photo of a girl posting American flags on graves of Veterans.A Day of Remembrance
VA Long Beach Healthcare System would like to invite you to a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, from 11 a.m. to noon, in Parking Lot F, in honor of the service and sacrifice of our nation's fallen heroes.

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