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VA Central Iowa Health Care System
My Life, My Choice Advanced care planning is a chance to look at “what ifs” related to your health. CLASSES NOW OFFERED
Modernizing Veterans' Healthcare Choices VACIHCS is known in the community for being a telehealth leader, bringing much needed modernization to VACIHCS services, increased access and provided comfortable, efficient care to Veterans
November - Caregiver Month November is National Caregiver Month! We are hosting activities throughout the month of November to honor our Veteran Caregivers.
Ray of Hope For one VACIHCS Veteran, hope was found through meditation in action through "rock stacking".
Proposed Parking Garage Dept of VA announces a Draft Environmental Assessment for proposed construction of a parking garage at the VACIHCS Main Campus in Des Moines, Iowa.
VA Central Iowa Mental Health Summit More than 50 community leaders, Veterans, VA Staff, and mental health advocates gathered in Des Moines for a day-long VA Community Mental Health Summit.
VACIHCS Nurse Help Line Available 24/7 VACIHCS Nurse Help Line Now Available 24/7
Telehealth 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.
Extended Care & Rehabilitation Newsletter As spring season approaches, the EC&R service line is “blooming” with program enhancements and opportunities.
Celebrating 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.
From the Veterans Health Administration
National 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 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 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 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 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.
Minneapolis 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.
Research 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.
Veterans 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.
Veterans 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: 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.”