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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

Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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.

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