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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

 

Press Releases


2018

VA hospital recognizes Black History Month - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's Black History Month observance will feature guest speaker retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honeré at 11:30 a.m. February 12, 2018, in the first-floor auditorium of its administration building at 2400 Canal Street. (02/08/2018)

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2017

Drive thru flu clinics during 'Month of the Veteran' - Throughout November, Veterans can drive up and get a flu shot without getting out of their cars from 7–9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Both the medical center in New Orleans and the Baton Rouge South Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 7850 Anselmo Lane will hold drive thru flu shot clinics Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon November 4-18. (10/30/2017)

VA helps homeless Veterans this Make A Difference Day - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and our partners will host a Stand Down for Homeless Veterans from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the new Veterans medical center on South Galvez Street to provide care and highlight regional services for homeless Veterans, their families and those at risk of becoming homeless. (10/25/2017)

VA hospital to host Individuals with Disabilities observance - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System invites Veterans to attend an Individuals with Disabilities observance program at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 20 at the new Veterans medical center. (10/17/2017)

Drive-thru flu shots for Veterans this week - Veterans in southeast Louisiana can drive up to get their annual flu shot at the New Orleans Veterans medical center and the Baton Rouge South outpatient clinic this week and Oct. 7. (09/27/2017)

Donation drive for homeless Veterans - Donations of canned goods, toiletries and new undergarments for men and women will be accepted at the new Veterans medical center at 2400 Canal Street from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 3 - 19, 2017. (09/27/2017)

POW/MIA Memorial Dedication - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will commemorate National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, and dedicate a new prisoner of war/missing in action memorial at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 15. (09/14/2017)

VA Doctor Wins 2017 Acclaim Award for Health - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is proud to announce that Dr. Jamie Buth has won the Forum for Equality’s 2017 Acclaim Award for Health for her service to the community, in particular, her advocacy for transgender Veterans. (09/13/2017)

Legal services offered at new Veterans medical center - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is partnering with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services to offer legal services to Veterans twice a week at the new Veterans medical center in mid-city New Orleans. (08/31/2017)

VA Ophthalmologist Inducted into 2017 Retina Hall of Fame - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is proud to announce that Dr. James Diamond has been named a charter inductee to the 2017 Retina Hall of Fame for his significant achievements in the practice of vitreoretinal medicine and contributions to the retina subspecialty. (08/31/2017)

VA Hospital announces July Patriot of the Month - Police Service Administrative Assistant Douglas Clark is Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System’s July Patriot of the Month. (08/25/2017)

New Orleans VA medical center receives Louisiana’s first award - For supporting not only those who serve Veterans, but those who continue to serve our country through the Guard and Reserve, The Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve presented the Extraordinary Employer Support Award to the New Orleans VA medical center, making it the first time this award has been given in Louisiana. (08/07/2017)

Picnic table donated to Hammond VA clinic - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System accepted a donation to enhance the Hammond VA Outpatient Clinic Monday to better serve Veterans. (08/01/2017)

July 4 Salute to the Flag - To salute the American flag this Independence Day, WWII Veteran Lawrence Brooks, who is 107 years old, will raise the flags at the new Veterans medical center on S. Galvez Street in New Orleans in a short ceremony (07/03/2017)

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System receives national award - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System’s Healthcare for Homeless Veterans program was recently recognized with the VA Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service for Homeless Veterans thanks to their consistent efforts to serve homeless Veterans throughout the region. (06/20/2017)

VA hosts VA2K to Help Homeless Veterans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will hold its 7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll May 15-19, 2017. (05/14/2017)

VA hosts Ladies Night for female Veterans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System invites female Veterans to the new Veterans medical center for Ladies Night from 6 to 8 p.m. May 11, 2017. (05/09/2017)

SLVHCS receives art donation for the Women’s Clinic - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System accepted a donation to enhance the Women’s Clinic at the new Veterans medical center. The painting is an original by artist, Maj. Heather Englehart. (05/01/2017)

VA to honor volunteers Tuesday - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will recognize the efforts of hundreds of volunteers at a luncheon as part of National Volunteer Week for their contributions to caring for Veterans. (05/01/2017)

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System physician recognized as Health Care Hero - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is honored to have staff physician, Dr. Rebecca Metzinger, named by New Orleans CityBusiness as one of the region’s 2017 Health Care Heroes. (04/25/2017)

Vet Center to host Crawfish Cook Off - This Armed Forces Day, May 20, 2017, the Baton Rouge Vet Center will host a Crawfish Cook Off at 7850 Anselmo Lane, suite B in Baton Rouge. (04/24/2017)

VA’s own named 2017 Social Worker of the Year by Louisiana chapter of National Association of Social - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System’s Jennifer Hannon, clinical social worker, was awarded 2017 Louisiana Social Worker of the Year by the Louisiana chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. (04/05/2017)

VA holds Nurses Hiring Fair - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is looking for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses for rewarding opportunities to serve our nation’s heroes. (03/31/2017)

New Veterans medical center to receive baby grand piano donation - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is receiving a donation of a baby grand piano for the new Veterans medical center from the Louisiana District 4th Degree Knights of Columbus at noon on April 4, 2017. (03/31/2017)

SLVHCS earns “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation - The Human Rights Campaign foundation recently announced the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System as a Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality, one of only two agencies in the state of Louisiana. (03/30/2017)

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2016

Drive thru flu shots for Veterans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will be offering drive thru influenza vaccines for Veterans at the new Veterans medical center and several of its community based outpatient clinics Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (12/07/2016)

Activation at the new Veterans medical center continues - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System continues the intensive activation of all of the outpatient services, starting with Ambulatory Mental Health, PTSD, Family Mental Health, Outpatient Lab/Specimen Collection, Pharmacy, Compensation and Pension and Sleep Lab today. (12/05/2016)

Ribbon cutting for the new Veterans medical center - A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m., to open the facility and allow the public to tour the new hospital. (11/14/2016)

VA staff pep it up for Veterans Day and opening of new medical center - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and the NFFE and AFGE unions will hold a pep rally at noon on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the new Veterans medical center to unite the team and honor Veterans Day by reminding and reinvigorating staff of their mission to serve the men and women who are America’s heroes. (11/08/2016)

VA staff rally for Veterans Day and opening of new medical center - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will host an employee pep rally to unite the hospital team and remind everyone of their mission to serve and honor the men and women who are America’s Veterans on Veterans Day and celebrate the upcoming opening of the new medical center. (11/07/2016)

VA offers open houses for Veterans at new medical center - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will host open houses at the new Veterans medical center for Veterans throughout the month of November. (10/26/2016)

New Orleans VA receives outpatient building and main concourse for December opening - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System received the new Veterans medical center’s diagnostics and treatment building and the main concourse from the construction team Monday, Oct. 3. (10/03/2016)

VA supports staff and Veterans impacted by Louisiana floods - VA supports staff and Veterans impacted by Louisiana floods (08/25/2016)

VA hosting open house for volunteers in New Orleans - For those interested in volunteering, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in the auditorium of the new administrative building at 2400 Canal Street. (08/15/2016)

Hammond, Baton Rouge clinics open Tuesday - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System’s Hammond and Baton Rouge clinics will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2016 for any Veteran who needs to be seen. Services at all other SLVHCS locations will continue as well, including New Orleans, Slidell, St. John, Bogalusa, Houma and Franklin clinics. (08/15/2016)

Flag raising event and media availability - WWII Navy Veteran Joe Loyacano will raise the American, POW and Louisiana flags for the first time at the new Veterans medical center on S. Galvez Street in New Orleans. (06/29/2016)

WWII Veteran to raise flags for the first time at new medical center - In a ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. this Independence Day, WWII Navy Veteran Joe Loyacano will raise the American, POW and Louisiana flags for the first time at the new Veterans medical center on S. Galvez Street in New Orleans. (06/28/2016)

New Orleans VA physician selected to receive Humanism in Medicine Award - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System physician Dr. Randolph Roig was nominated to receive the 2016 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. (05/24/2016)

New Orleans VA received outpatient building for December opening - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System received the outpatient building at the new Veterans medical center from the construction team Friday, May 13. (05/17/2016)

VA health care is the focus at first annual Louisiana Veterans Health Care Symposium - Close to 50 Louisiana Veteran service organization state commanders, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs and congressional staff came together on April 20 to discuss the state of health care for Louisiana Veterans. (04/22/2016)

VA hosts town hall meeting for Bogalusa area Veterans - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and the local Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office will hold a joint town hall meeting April 12 at 6 p.m., at the American Legion Post 24 located at 63349 Highway 10 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 70427. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. (04/07/2016)

VA hosts town hall meeting for Veterans March 22 - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and the local Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office will hold a joint town hall meeting March 22 at 6 p.m., inside the Houma Municipal Auditorium at 880 Verret Street in Houma, Louisiana, 70360. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. (03/09/2016)

VA closes Bogalusa clinic Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Bogalusa Community Based Outpatient Clinic will close at 1 p.m. today due to potentially dangerous weather. Additionally, the Veterans town hall meeting scheduled for tonight, February 23 at 6 p.m., inside the Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Dr., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124 has been cancelled due to potentially dangerous weather. (02/23/2016)

Baton Rouge Vet Center hosts open house - The Baton Rouge Vet Center invites Veterans, their family members and the community to an open house Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7850 Anselmo Lane, Suite B, Baton Rouge LA 70810. (02/19/2016)

SLVHCS hosts federal hiring and resume writing seminar in New Orleans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is hosting a federal hiring and resume writing seminar Friday, Feb. 19 at its administrative building at 2400 Canal Street in New Orleans. Veterans and those interested in a career with the federal government are invited to attend. (02/16/2016)

VA scientists discover promising alternative to morphine - Scientists from the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System partnered with Tulane University School of Medicine to develop a new drug alternative to traditional painkillers like morphine, but with fewer side effects and less potential for addiction. (02/12/2016)

First of its kind VA workforce development program graduates second cohort - At noon on Friday, Feb. 12, eight new graduates will celebrate the completion of the second cohort of the Hudson Thomas Program, a project of New Orleans Works (NOW), which is a workforce collaboration focused on the health care sector and housed at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. (02/10/2016)

SLVHCS hosts nursing career fair in New Orleans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will be hosting a nursing career fair from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the SLVHCS auditorium located at 2400 Canal Street in New Orleans. (01/22/2016)

VA hosts town hall meeting for Veterans Jan. 20 - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and the local Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office will hold a joint town hall meeting tomorrow night, January 20, 2016 at 6 p.m., at the Slidell City Auditorium, 2056 2nd Street, Slidell, Louisiana, 70458. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. (01/19/2016)

SLVHCS hosts first 2016 nursing career fair in New Orleans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will be hosting a nursing career fair from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, February 4, at the recruitment center located at 2400 Canal Street in New Orleans. (01/04/2016)

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2015

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System invites media to tour construction site - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System invites media to tour the construction site of the new SLVHCS medical center in Mid-City New Orleans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. (11/02/2015)

SLVHCS career fair and VBA, NCA information session in New Orleans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will be holding a career fair while the Veterans Benefits Administration will answer questions on benefits available to Veterans and help Veterans with disability claims issues and the National Cemetery Administration will answer interment-related questions. (07/29/2015)

VA clinics host open houses in 2015 - The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System will hold three open house events from noon to 2 p.m. June 29 through July 1 at the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Slidell community based outpatient clinics, respectively. (06/25/2015)

VA Graduates 19 in Workforce Partnership Program - 19 Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System employees were the first graduates of the new Hudson Thomas Program, a project of New Orleans Works, on June 16. (06/17/2015)

VA Begins 'Summer of Service" to Bolster Volunteer Assistance for Veterans - A new nationwide initiative – a “Summer of Service” – seeks the help of citizens in southeast Louisiana to create and build partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans here. (05/26/2015)

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System closes Baton Rouge North clinic today - NEW ORLEANS – A power outage is ongoing at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Baton Rouge North Community Based Outpatient Clinic on Essen Lane today, Monday, April 27, 2015. The clinic will be closed the remainder of the day, but should reopen tomorrow for regularly scheduled patients. (04/27/2015)

SLVHCS Director receives VA Secretary's Alternative Dispute Resolution Award - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Director Fernando Rivera was awarded the Department of Veterans Affairs 2013 Secretary's Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Award, Individual Effort by Senior Executive Service Official in a ceremony today. (03/11/2015)

Pharmacy installs new automated prescription refill machine - The pharmacy at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System in New Orleans recently received a new automated prescription refill machine, which is expected to help reduce wait times and increase convenience for Veterans. (02/28/2015)

Telehealth Education Delivery is coming to SLVHCS - Telehealth Education Delivery (TED), a mobile home-like vehicle equipped with telehealth equipment, will visit Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System on Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (02/10/2015)

Complementary Alternative Medicine Approach to Women Veteran Pain Management initiative approved - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System received $19,600 to fund an initiative designed to help women Veterans manage pain through yoga. (02/03/2015)

SLVHCS Director celebrates ending Veterans homelessness in New Orleans - Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Director Fernando O. Rivera, along with the VA Homeless team, joined New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other community partners at Gallier Hall in New Orleans to recognize those who worked to end Veterans homelessness in New Orleans by December 2014. (01/30/2015)

VA hosts town hall meeting for Veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m., Jan. 29 at the Lake Vista Community Center, 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana. (01/22/2015)

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