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Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center

 

Local Features

Relocation Plan for Delaware County CBOCRelocation Plan for Delaware County CBOC
As part of our continuing commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive VA health care to Veterans residing in the Delaware County area, the CVAMC plans to relocate the Springfield CBOC to Newtown Square.
New executive order will expand mental health services for VeteransExecutive Order to Expand Mental Health Services
On January 9, President Trump and VA Secretary David Shulkin announced an Executive Order to provide "seamless access" to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources for members leaving military service.
During the fall & winter months, we are more prone to illness because we spend more time indoors. It’s cold and flu season, and staying healthy can be hard when you are living in the same household with sick individuals.Staying Healthy Made Simple
During the fall & winter months, we are more prone to illness because we spend more time indoors. It’s cold and flu season, and staying healthy can be hard when you are living in the same household with sick individuals.
The seasonal flu vaccine is available at the Coatesville VA Medical Center and our community based outpatient clinics in Spring City and Springfield. All eligible Veterans are encouraged to get an influenza vaccination.Flu Shots for Veterans
The seasonal flu vaccine is available at the Coatesville VA Medical Center and our community based outpatient clinics in Spring City and Springfield. All eligible Veterans are encouraged to get an influenza vaccination.
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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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