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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System


Local Features

The staff of the sleep center of SLVHCSSLVHCS sleep center team explains sleep disorders
Getting a good night’s sleep can be more difficult for some people than others. Fortunately, the sleep center at SLVHCS is available to help Veterans sleep more restfully and live life with more energy.
VA Police help 88 year old Air Force Veteran Emelda Mitchell raise the flag.New Orleans VA Salutes the Flag
With temperatures over 90 degrees, over 100 people came to this year’s Independence Day event to see 88-year-old Air Force Veteran and New Orleans native Emelda Mitchell raise the American, POW-MIA and Louisiana flags.
Medical Center Director Fernano Rivera stands with Maureen Reed Detweiler in front of the Veterans medical center.Price of Freedom Can Be Seen Within These Walls
On the front of the VA New Orleans Medical Center is a phrase honoring service and sacrifice. It's said freedom is not free, but these words make the cost palpable. “The Price of Freedom Can Be Seen Within These Walls.”
Jamie Smith, the first female commander of VFW post 3337 in La PlaceVFW Post 3337 has its 1st female commander
Jamie Smith recently became the 1st woman to command VFW Post 3337 in La Place. This Independence Day, Smith will lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the annual Salute to the Flag ceremony at the VAMC in New Orleans.
Dr. Kara BrownWomens Health Clinic Adds Mental Health Provider
The women’s health clinic at SLVHCS continues to expand the services it offers to women Vets. Dr. Kara Brown, a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health, is now treating Veterans in the women’s health clinic.
Veterans throw prizes from the float to pride parade spectators.New Orleans VA has Pride!
With 24 floats, more than 60 marching groups and thousands of participants, NOLA Pride Parade is the largest LGBT parade on America’s Gulf Coast. The parade theme for 2019 was “celebrate diversity,” and SLVHCS was ready.
Dr. James Zadina, director of the neuroscience laboratory at SLVHCS and a professor at Tulane University School of MedicineVA researchers find results for safer pain meds
Scientists at SLVHCS and Tulane University have announced a breakthrough in research that could lead to safer treatment of pain. They've developed a new drug with less risk of addiction and overdose compared to opioids.
Audiology health technician Audrey Fleet puts real ear hearing device on Veteran Jerry Smith.That Sounds Great to Jerry in Baton Rouge
“In the Infantry, machine guns, rifles, hand grenades, all those noises blew my hearing away. Helicopters, artillery – everything happening at once. When I came home from Vietnam, they didn’t know how to fix that stuff.”
Physical therapist instructs Veteran on stationary bike.VA Mission Act: How to find a community provider
Under the VA MISSION Act, it will be easier for eligible Veterans to find a community provider in VA’s network and still keep the option to choose to receive care from a VA medical facility.
Women Veterans with doctor outside the Womens ClinicVA Mission Act: New urgent care benefit for Vets
VA MISSION Act will offer an urgent care benefit that provides eligible Veterans with greater choice and access to timely, high-quality care. With urgent care, Veterans have a new option for care for the treatment of...

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