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VA Central Iowa Health Care System

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Honoring America’s Veterans with quality health care services, part of the largest integrated health care ...

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ESGR Award

VACIHCS Pharmacy Earns Award

For the fourth year VA Central Iowa Pharmacy has taken home the ESGR Award.

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Dr. Bush working with a Veteran

"I am here to help, that is my gift to you."

VA Doctor Helps Deaf Veterans - She's Been There.

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VACIHCS Nurse Hero for the Day

We were made aware that one of our finest, Dana Kent recently went out of her way to help a gentleman who she believed passed out due to heat exhaustion as it was one of Iowa’s hottest days. She was heading home after work and noticed this gentleman near the road. She ran over and stayed with him until the ambulance arrived, learning that he was actually struck by a vehicle. Dana is a Nurse and believes her calling is to help people in need and when asked, was also very to point out the many other VA employees who stopped right after her. This awesome story was shared by Kim Holcomb who reiterated that Dana is selfless, caring, and also an example of the many staff members who would have gone out of their way that day. Kim stated, “ I remember driving home and thinking how lucky and grateful I am to be able to work for the Des Moines VA…how proud I am that I am able to see this act of duty and selflessness every day. Thank you Dana for being such a wonderful testimony for out VA System. I am extremely proud of what you represent.”

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VA Central Iowa Health Care System

3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-699-5999 | 800-294-8387 Directions

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