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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

 

Local Features

Veterans can receive their flu shot at a drive through clinic at the New Orleans Veterans medical center and Baton Rouge South clinic Oct. 7.Drive-Thru flu shots for Veterans!
Veterans are receiving inoculations at drive-through flu shot clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge Oct. 7. Putting innovative ideas into action like this improves access to quality health care for Veterans.
VA researcher Dr. Franck Mauvais-JarvisVA Diabetes Researcher Awarded Grant
VA researcher Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis was recently awarded a VA research grant for being the principal investigator in groundbreaking research on the role of male and female hormones in diabetes.
Post 9/11 Veterans discuss ways to improve VA care during the 2016 discussion group.2017 Post-9/11 Veterans Discussion Group
Registration to participate in SLVHCS' 2017 Post-9/11 Veterans Discussion Group is open from June 5-July 28. The event takes place Aug. 3 inside the Baton Rouge South Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
New Orleans Nurses Hiring Fair April 8, 2017Nurses Hiring Fair
A Hiring Fair for RNs and LPNs was held April 8 at New Orleans Veterans medical center from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. More than 500 perspective employees visited to compete for positions in the new Veterans medical center.
Horticulture therapyHorticulture therapy
Health care providers have helped service members and Veterans deal with the effects of serious mental illness since at least the 1860s, according to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
July 4 flag raising ceremonyJuly 4 flag raising ceremony
On July 4, we raised the flag for the first time over the new Veterans medical center in New Orleans and more than 250 Veterans, staff, family members and the public participated.
SLVHCS hosts town halls for New Orleans and Bogalusa area VeteransSLVHCS hosts town halls for New Orleans and Bogalu
In April and May, SLVHCS hosted three town hall meetings for Veterans, their families and others to share the progress of the new Veterans medical center, access to care information and benefits issues.
SLVHCS welcomes home Vietnam VeteransSLVHCS welcomes home Vietnam Veterans
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System joined with the Department of Defense and other Department of Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide to publically thank and welcome home Vietnam Veterans March 29.
Marine commanding general visits SLVHCSMarine commanding general visits SLVHCS
The commanding general of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces Northern Command visited SLVHCS with members of his senior staff for a tour of the new Veterans hospital currently under construction in New Orleans.
Head: SLVHCS Emergency Medicine Service gains experienced, new leaderHead: SLVHCS Emergency Medicine Service
SLVHCS has even created new departments to support services that have not been available since 2005. The newly formed Emergency Medicine Service. Dr. Julie Slick leads that project as the acting chief of EMS.

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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