- Boise VA Advances Health Care Research in the 21st Century
The Boise VA celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art Biomedical Research Laboratory on April 27th.
- Boise VAMC Employee Receives Secretary's Hands and Heart Award
Mary Pierce, LCSW, Boise VA’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator, was awarded the VA Secretary’s Hands and Heart Award. This special recognition went to Mary because she is passionate about her role, and she has gone above and beyond her role to provide education to staff about suicide prevention. Mary works with many veterans who have contemplated or attempted suicide. She has been able to make a difference in many of their
lives because of her compassion and strong clinical skills.
- Ada County USBC donates check to Boise VA Medical Center
The Ada County USBC Bowling Commission presented the donation of a check for $1350 to the Boise VA Medical Center on 11/18/11.
- 2010 Joint Commission Recognition
The Boise VA Medical Center is one of twenty VA Medical Centers from across the Nation to be recognized by The Joint Commission as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2010".
- FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
The Womens Clinic at the Boise VA Medical Center received a new electric car to help transport staff, supplies and women veterans from the main facility to the (soon to open) womens clinic.
- Idaho's Lindsay Kaster Named TOP Pharmacist
The Oncology Pharmacist congratulates Lindsay Kaster, PharmD, for being chosen by more than 750 of her peers as this years T.O.P. Pharmacist award winner.
“The best part of the job,” says Kaster, a clinical oncology pharmacist at the Boise Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Idaho, “is that it just brings that team dynamic together.”
- Boise VA Nurses Selected to Participate in Pilot Training Program
Nurses from the Boise VA Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit and Step-Down Unit were recently selected to take part in a pilot training program designed to improve patient safety in the Veterans Health Administration.
- Find Out if You Are Eligible for VA Health Benefits
The mission of the VA is to serve Veterans with the highest-quality health care available anywhere in the world. Here is an introduction to benefits and links to find out more and how to apply.
- Blind Doc at VA Sees Patients Differently
Dr. Tim Cordes, a psychiatrist at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital in Madison, Wis., has a unique way of seeing patients: he doesn’t see them at all. He’s legally blind.
- Online Veterans Health Library
A new tool to help Veterans take charge of their health: the Veterans Health Library. Find information on diseases, conditions, and medications. It’s where to go for reliable health information.
- Help Raise PTSD Awareness
During PTSD Awareness Month, join VA in promoting public awareness and understanding of PTSD. We invite you to "Take the Step" and help the men and women who have experienced PTSD.
- Let the (Golden Age) Games Begin!
Hundreds of senior Veterans are off to Buffalo to participate in VA’s Golden Age Games, a showcase for the value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Americans.
- Surviving a Stroke
An Army Veteran suffers a stroke and puts the Houston VA Medical Center Stroke Team into action, a team which recently earned a Gold Seal from the Joint Commission.
- Memorial Day - When America Remembers
Memorial Day — a time for the nation to pause and remember the service of deceased Veterans and military members who died on active duty, a time when Americans honor the fallen.
- VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new hotline to respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.