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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System


Local Features

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.
Volunteers honored at awards luncheonVolunteers honored at awards luncheon
They are reliable, remarkable and respectful. Their selfless service and generosity truly sets the standard of giving. And their work touches and betters the lives of thousands of Veterans each and every day.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.

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