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Shreveport area Veteran couple brings home the GoldShreveport area Veteran brings home the Gold
When Air Force Veteran George Williamson met his now wife Mary Carol nearly seven years ago, he knew within five minutes that this was the person he would spend the rest of his life with.
Hurricane Maria Medical Evacuee TeamOBVAMC Hurricane Maria Update
Approximately 35 medical patients from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have arrived in Shreveport, Louisiana, via a dozen military aircraft or smaller private planes, since Sunday, September 24, 2017.
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.

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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