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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

Staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center participate in a PINK OUT every Monday in October to promote breast cancer awareness.Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.

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