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Sec. Shulkin and President Trump visit with a veteran patient and VA staff using telehealth.Behind the Scenes at a VA White House Announcement
Go behind the scenes at a recent VA/White House announcement where the VA demonstrates to President Trump how cutting edge tele-health technology is changing the way the VA cares for veterans.
Matt Rogers, Virtual Integrated Multisite Patient Aligned Care Team (V-IMPACT ) Clinical Operations Director and PA-C  at the Boise VA Medical CenterHelping Sec. Shulkin Provide Telehealth Visits
The Office of Connected Care Communications team recently interviewed Matthew Rogers about his experience with setting up Dr. Shulkin’s telehealth visits. Read more about this exciting new technology at work.
Being sillyBoise Medical Foster Home
The Boise Medical Foster Home program is a positive long-term care alternative to nursing facilities. See how this very new program is making a remarkable difference in the life of a veteran.
Memorial Brick WalkwayMemorial Brick Walkway
The Boise VA Medical Center Memorial Brick Walkway exists on the grounds of the historic Boise VAMC campus to acknowledge the contributions of individuals, organizations, and entities.
Helping Homeless VeteransHelping Homeless Veterans
The Boise VA is working toward identifying landlords willing to work collaboratively with the HUD VASH team to find possible rental options for homeless veterans in the community.
Website Re-DesignWebsite Re-Design
We’ve Re-Designed Our Entire Website for One Reason…You! Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation.
Building SmallBoise 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.
Mary Pierce, LCSW, Boise VA’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator, was awarded the VA Secretary’s Hands and Heart AwardBoise 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.
2010 Joint Commission Certificate for Boise VAMC2010 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". While all VA medical centers are accredited by The Joint Commission, this list recognizes medical centers that are top performers in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes.
Lindsay Kaster stops to talk with a colleague about a patients careIdaho'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.”

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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