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VA Central Iowa Health Care System


Local Features

VA Caregiver PageNovember - Caregiver Month
November is National Caregiver Month! We are hosting activities throughout the month of November to honor our Veteran Caregivers.
Rock SculptureRay of Hope
For one VACIHCS Veteran, hope was found through meditation in action through "rock stacking".
Group Advanced Care PlanningMy Life, My Choice
Advanced care planning is a chance to look at “what ifs” related to your health.
NoticeProposed 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.
Community Leaders Communicating ChangeVA 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.
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!

From the Veterans Health Administration

Staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center participate in a PINK OUT every Monday in October to promote breast cancer awareness.Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.

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