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Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center

 

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VA Diffusion – spreading and implementing best practices to improve care for our nation’s VeteransHBPC Project Named Shark Tank Gold Status Fellow
The Under Secretary for Health recently selected a project to reduce respiratory hospitalizations as a “Gold Status Fellow” in the Third Shark Tank Competition submitted by members of our Home Based Primary Care team.
The summer season brings with it many things like graduations, parties, and barbecues. Food safety is important for all these gatherings, and typically focuses on food preparation in the home.Protect Your Family From Foodborne Botulism
The summer season brings with it many things like graduations, parties, and barbecues. Food safety is important for all these gatherings, and typically focuses on food preparation in the home.
The Coatesville VA Medical Center will host a Veteran Town Hall Meeting at the Folsom VFW Post 928 on May 24, 2017 at 5:30pm.Coatesville VAMC to Host Town Hall Meeting
The Coatesville VA Medical Center will host a Veteran Town Hall Meeting at the Folsom VFW Post 928 on May 24, 2017 at 5:30pm. Town Hall meetings are designed to obtain feedback from Veterans and stakeholders.
Veterans have unusually high rates of hepatitis C, especially Veterans born between 1945 and 1965.Hepatitis C May Surprise You
Veterans have unusually high rates of hepatitis C, especially Veterans born between 1945 and 1965. Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver caused by a virus; it is generally spread through blood-to-blood contact.
February is American Heart Health MonthHeart Disease in Women
An estimated 44 million women in the US are affected by heart disease. Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths in all women every year. We're asking women Veterans to "know your numbers" this February.
Effective February 27, the VA will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to Veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions.Decrease in Medication Copay begins February 27
Effective February 27, the VA will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to Veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) is the largest and most comprehensive provider of prosthetic devices and sensory aids in the world.Helping Veterans with Accessibility
VA provides all clinically appropriate and commercially available, state-of-the-art prosthetic equipment, sensory aids and devices to Veterans that cross the full range of patient care.
I receive outstanding care here.  The Patient Care Team is always responsive and if I need anything I can count on same day service.Same-Day Services at Coatesville VAMC
The national goal is to have all 166 VA medical centers capable of providing Same-Day Services by December, but we’re proud to say that CVAMC is among the 123 facilities in the country already providing this care.
RE/MAX Professional Realty of Exton recently donated funding to build a beach volleyball court for Veterans at Coatesville VAMC offering alternative recreation for all our Veterans.RE/MAX Boosts Veterans' Healthy Living Initiative
RE/MAX Professional Realty of Exton recently donated funding to build a beach volleyball court for Veterans at Coatesville VAMC offering alternative recreation for all our Veterans.
Stand Down 2015 photo by David BarkerEnding Homelessness Together
Ending Veteran homelessness is among VA's most important priorities. Locally, we have made major strides in connecting homeless Veterans with permanent housing, and helping them succeed.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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 Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons 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.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.

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