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VA Central Iowa Health Care System


Local Features

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.
KnoxvilleKnoxville CBOC On Track For Winter Opening
VA Central Iowa Health Care System is pleased to share that the future Knoxville CBOC, located at the corner of Lincoln and Longlane in Knoxville, Iowa is on track for a winter opening.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
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.

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