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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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Extended Care & Rehabilitation Newsletter

EC&R Newsletter

Check out this awesome newsletter for our Extended Care and Rehabilitation service line!

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Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy

Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress...

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Upcoming Town Hall

On June 16th  from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., VACIHCS will be cohosting a Town Hall with Des Moines Regional Office.  We will be showcasing the amazing ways we use telehealth and will have live demonstrations and optional tours of the TED (Telehealth Education Delivered) Van which will be on site that day during their national tour.  Veterans, staff, and guests will hear from VACIHCS and Des Moines RO leadership, as well as special guest VISN 23 Director, Jan Murphy!  Please consider attending and sharing this opportunity with Central Iowa Veterans and community.  It’s an amazing opportunity to hear from and speak with leadership, and see both current and emerging technologies!


June 16th Events at VACIHCS Main Campus, 3600 30th St, Des Moines 50310

  • Town Hall, featuring local and VISN 23 Leadership – 1-3 p.m. (Auditorium)
  • TED (Telehealth Education Delivered) Van – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Parked in on main campus  during their national tour)
  • VACIHCS Telehealth Demonstrations – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Main lobby)
  • Claims Clinic with VBA, Des Moines Regional Office – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Main lobby)
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