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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System


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Air Force Veteran Joe Valentino standing in front of the Air Force flag.Virtual yoga nidra sessions strengthen Veterans
Every Thursday evening, Veterans all over the US meet up to practice yoga. The Veterans spend an hour together, but they never see one another and likely will never even meet. This yoga class requires no travel...
Van the DAV donated to SLVHCS VeteransDAV: Driving the Mission Home in New Orleans
On Sept. 18 in a ceremony at the New Orleans Veterans medical center just one week before the DAV's 99th birthday, Chapters 33 from Metairie and 37 from Jefferson Parish gave Veterans of southeast Louisiana a gift...
Dr. Jody Simon works in the New Orleans VA eye clinicThe future is in sight at the New Orleans VA
The future is in sight at the new Orleans VA: Dr. Jody Simon performed the first corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) procedure ever completed at a VA medical center. Not just new at VA, CXL is a new procedure in the US..
Veteran Nat Williams stands next to a painting he created.2019 Creative Arts Competition
On March 14, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System held its annual Veterans Creative Arts Competition. The winners will compete in the national competition held October 28 to November 3.
Two ADL Houses on the campus of the New Orleans VA Medical CenterADL houses in New Orleans help Veterans
At the Veterans medical center in New Orleans, 4 houses designed in iconic shotgun style sit next to the PM&R building. The houses help Veterans recovering from illness or injury live independently in their own homes.
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.

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