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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

Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
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.

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