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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

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Shreveport Recognized for Efforts to End Veteran HomelessnessShreveport Recognized for Homelessness Efforts
Shreveport has been recognized by federal agencies as the second city in Louisiana for progress made to functionally end veteran homelessness. “This is a proud moment for Shreveport.
Overton Brooks Veteran Makes His Own Success StoryOverton Brooks Veteran Makes His Own Success Story
Measuring success is much more than quantifiable and qualitative results. Depending on a person’s culture success could be defined with several different meanings. Business success may be
OBVAMC 2nd Annual Diversity FairOBVAMC 2nd Annual Diversity Fair
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center celebrated its 2nd Annual Diversity Fair, recently. The Diversity Fair was an opportunity to celebrate and honor a large group of people who make
East Wing Ribbon-Cutting CeremonyOBVAMC East Wing Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly renovated East Wing Primary Care Clinic, July 13. The medical center also conducted a Community Open House displaying a
Veterans Take Advantage of Adaptive Golf ClinicVeterans Take Advantage of Adaptive Golf Clinic
Overton Brooks Veterans spent time on the green, recently. The Transition Care Management (TCM) team, formerly known as the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom team,
VA Chief of Staff VisitVA Chief of Staff Visit
The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) welcomed Mr. Robert Snyder the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Chief of Staff, June 15. Snyder had an opportunity to tour the facility, meet OBVAMC community partners
Photo of volunteersVolunteers make a difference at Overton Brooks
One person can make a difference. April 12-18 is National Volunteers Week and like other VA facilities, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is honoring the service of its Volunteers.
Civil War PhotoOverton Brooks VA: From fort to hospital
Overton Brooks VA rests on what used to be a Civil War fort, built by the last Confederate general to surrender. Read more to learn about Shreveport VA's history as we honor the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War's end.
Graphic of Vet Link log-in pageVet-Link: An easier way to check-in
There is now an easier way for Veterans to check-in for their appointments at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. Vet-Link kiosks shorten check-in and wait times for appointments.
VLER improves care for VeteransVLER: Improving Continuity of Care for Veterans
The Veterans Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) means giving the right data to the right people at the right time, which ultimately means improving a Veteran's continuity of care.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.
Image of a volunteer pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Vietnam Vet Gives His Time to the VA in Georgia
Gus Albritton has spent 25 years and 23,000 hours volunteering at the Dublin VA in Georgia. The 66-year-old Vietnam Veteran began volunteering as a way of coping with his PTSD.

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