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It’s important to find the things that work for you” shares Thomas Clanahan.5 Tips to “MOVE!” into a Healthy Lifestyle
This Veteran became part of the MOVE! Thomas Calahan lost more than 60 pounds, and shares the impact this program has made in his life as well as tips and tricks to a healthy, beneficial lifestyle.
VAMC Marion DirectorVeteran Newsletter
Secretary Shulkin has made clear his drive for real change at VA. The latest issue of Veteran Matters is available now, and features blogs from key staff as well as other relevant information for stakeholders.
Marion VA directorNew Veteran Newsletter
Just recently, we launched a new monthly newsletter, Veteran Matters. We want this information to be valuable to you. So please feel free to contact us and make suggestions for content.
Veterans Town Hall MeetingVA Schedules Town Hall
On Wednesday, Jan. 17, a Town Hall is scheduled at VFW Post 1157, 2401 Hart St., Vincennes, Ind., at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The purpose is to allow and enhance feedback from Veterans and other stakeholders.
Chief of Staff Marion IL VAMCVA Appoints Chief of Staff
Garrett Shawn Lynchard, MD, FACC, FACP, was appointed chief of staff at the Marion VA Medical Center effective Dec. 24. Dr. Lynchard has served as interim chief of staff since August 2017.
Marion VA Hiring EventVA Schedules Hiring Event
Interested in working at the Department of Veterans Affairs? Well, VA is Hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Marion VA Medical Center, conference room D100
Veterans Town Hall November 16th at 5:00pm.Veterans Town Hall
On Thursday, Nov. 16, a Veterans Town Hall is scheduled at our Hanson Clinic, 926 Veterans Drive, Hanson Ky., at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The purpose is to allow and enhance feedback from Veterans and other stakeholders.
Wishing our doctor's a Happy National Doctor's Day!Time to Thank our Doctors!
Even though doctor’s carry medical instruments versus weaponry, they are not exempt from the stresses of war. They come in to work with our Veterans and listen to their stories, share experiences, and care
Shelby and her classmates put together 18 backpacks for homeless Veterans to help them prepare for the Winter.Elementary Kids Unite to Help Homeless Veterans
What started as a 5th graders selfless Christmas list for Santa turned into a community project that would help over 18 Veterans get through the cold winter months. It all started with a simple letter to
HM2 Tammy Sisco nominated her supervisors Susan Hicks and assistant nurse supervisor Melinda Perry for the Patriot Award for outstanding support of Tammy’s duty in the reserves.Marion VA Supervisors Receive Patriot Award
HM2 Tammy Sisco nominated her supervisors Susan Hicks and assistant nurse supervisor Melinda Perry for the Patriot Award for outstanding support of Tammy’s duty in the reserves.

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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