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Veteran looking at online patient self-scheduling website, Message Reminders & Online Self-Scheduling
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System is giving Veterans new convenient ways to schedule, cancel, and get reminders of upcoming appointments through Text Message Reminders and Online Patient Self-Scheduling.
Red Coat Ambassadors with leadership from George E. Wahlen Medical CenterThe Red Coats are Here
The Red Coat Ambassadors are a specially trained group of volunteers & staff who will assist Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Ambassadors will provide Veterans a good positive first impression of the hospital.
Volunteer helps Veteran look for presents."Santa's Helpers" Set Up Shop at VA Salt Lake City
The American Legion Auxiliary and VA Salt Lake City’s Voluntary Services ensure Veterans in need don't go without this Christmas.The gift shop allows a Veteran to choose free gifts for immediate family members.
Veteran, VA rec therapist, and other pose before skydiving.Rec Therapist Fills Bucket list for Dying Veteran
Sky Diving ✓, Diving ✓. Terminally-ill Veteran checks off two of his bucket list items as family watches, and it all happened because of a VA Salt Lake City Recreation Therapist
Food on shelf food pantryHoliday Help for Veterans in Need
The American Legion Auxiliary, VASLC Voluntary Services, and VA SLC Food Pantry helping Veterans in need this Holiday Season with Thanksgiving Day Meals and gifts for family members.
Veterans of MOVE! class out for a walkMOVE! Program Getting Veterans Active
The MOVE! program helps a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran getting moving again after a kidney transplant. The 16-week program can help Veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their overall health.
Army Veteran Audrey Miner instructing Veterans in Discover Your VA! ClassVA 101
A new class offered by VA Salt Lake is helping all Veterans navigate the programs available to them. Discover Your VA! is aimed at new enrollees, but all Veterans can benefits from it.
Homeless Veteran with members of VASLCHCS homeless outreach teamProject Homeless Connect
VA Salt Lake City's Homeless Outreach team typically holds a homeless Veterans Stand Down everywhere, but this year decided to take part in the community event Project Homeless Connect to reach homeless Veterans.
Veterans Court graduates with Judge Royal Hansen.Honor Returns
Veterans Court returns honor to Veterans, who have struggled with life out of uniform, and aligns them with benefits they've earned. The hope is through treatment and support, Veterans can reclaim their lives.
Navy Veteran overcoming fears at rec therapy retreat.Equine Therapy Helps Veteran with Fear of Horses
Navy Veteran Anna Kennedy was dreading a recent equine retreat. She hadn't been face to face with a horse since she sustained a TBI at a similar event several years earlier.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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