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Local Features

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.”
photo of nurse administering careBoise 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. Nursing Crew Resource Management or (NCRM) is aimed at changing the way professionals in the healthcare system communicate and function, beginning with front line nursing staff. After completing training, the goal will be to evaluate improvement in teamwork, communication in dynamic situations, management of human factors, process changes implemented and overall satisfaction.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
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 Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís 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.

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