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New Mexico VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

Woman practicing boccia ballNVGAG Coming to N.M. in 2018
Having the “Games of Enchantment” held in New Mexico will showcase our great state, our wealth of cultural diversity, and our love of Veterans. More than 800 Veteran athletes are expected to participate.
Woman handing a coin to a manVA Sets Goal: No Veteran Dies Alone
The hospice section of Unit 4D at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center can be a lonely place for some Veterans. Helping Veterans and their loved ones in that situation is a program called “No Veteran Dies Alone.”
Andrew WelchVA Health Care Improving for N.M. Veterans
Dr. David Shulkin, VA Secretary, recently spoke about the challenges facing the VA. Here is what the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System is doing to improve health care services for our Veterans.
Four men in a small lab3D Printing Network Includes Albuquerque VA
The Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI) recently launched the first nationwide medical 3D printing network through a collaboration with Stratasys, one of the largest manufacturers of 3D printers globally.
Aerial View of the Raymond G Murphy VA Medical CenterVLER Health Information Exchange for Veterans
"Connect Your Docs” through the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) and the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE) program, which gives VA and community providers secure access to certain parts of your EHR.
Veteran athletes in a foot raceVolunteers, Sponsors Wanted for 2018 National Vete
Volunteers are needed to help put on the 32nd annual National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG) that will happen Aug. 4-8, 2018 in Albuquerque. The games are organized by the VA.
Two men removing bees from a hiveBeekeeper Veteran Removes Hive and Saves Bees
A local New Mexico Veteran who works as a beekeeper helped remove a bee colony from the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, and by doing so, saved the bees in the process.
Five nurses of the New Mexico VA Health Care SystemFive NMVAHCS Nurses Honored
Five New Mexico VA Health Care System nurses were recently honored at the 2016 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards. A total of 174 nominations were submitted this year’s ceremony.
A flu shot being given to a manImportance of Getting Your Flu Shot
The annual Walk-In Clinic opened on Oct. 18 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, and operates from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Ambulatory Care Clinic (Room 1A100A).
Kozloski and his weight lossOne Veteran’s amazing weight loss
America’s weight epidemic affects Vets just as much as civilians, however, one Veteran beat that trend by losing 75 pounds. 69-year-old U.S. N and U.S AF Veteran Richard Kozloski took the first step to losing weight.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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