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VA Central Iowa Health Care System


Local Features

Nurse Help LineVACIHCS Nurse Help Line Available 24/7
VACIHCS Nurse Help Line Now Available 24/7
Telehealth TeamTelehealth takes FEC Presidential Award
Join us in congratulating VACIHCS Telehealth Steering Committee for winning the Presidential Award at the Federal Executive Council of Central Iowa Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony.
CLCExtended Care & Rehabilitation Newsletter
As spring season approaches, the EC&R service line is “blooming” with program enhancements and opportunities.
DAISY Awardee Nurse Angie AlbersCelebrating Nursing: A DAISY Award Story
On February 9th, 2017, VA Central Iowa Health Care System honored one of our finest nurses with The DAISY Award, a nationally recognized award for extraordinary nurses.
Copayment ChartPharmacy Copay changes Reducing Out-of-Pocket Cost
Effective February 27, 2017, pharmacy copay changes reducing out-of-pocket costs!
JumpStartVACIHCS Promotes VA Best Practice
VA leadership named VACIHCS a Gold Status Facility, for developing JumpStart, a more proactive employee onboarding initiative that matches new employees with engaged coaches.
Fort Dodge CBOCVACIHCS Fully Operating Fort Dodge Clinics
VA Central Iowa Health Care System is proud to announce that as of December 1, 2016, both the mental health and primary care outpatient clinics in Fort Dodge will be fully operated, staffed, and housed by VACIHCS.
Knoxville CBOC Lobby WindowsGreat Progress at New Knoxville CBOC
VACIHCS Director Gail Graham recently visited the new Knoxville CBOC and is pleased with the progress at the build site.
Veteran Group with Miss Molly's CrewMiss Molly’s Food Truck Visits VACIHCS
Recently “Miss Mollys Jamaican Patty” Food Truck stopped by VACIHCS to offer a free meal to some of the Veterans staying with us.
Dr. Johnson Receiving AwardGenerationRX Award
Recently Noelle Johnson, VACIHCS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, took home the GenerationRX Award from the Iowa Pharmacy Association.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.

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