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120 VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System physicians appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014.Best Doctors in America 2014
120 physicians affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
VA Center for Clinical Management ResearchSmarter Colorectal Screening Could Improve Health
Screening for colorectal cancer based on age alone may contribute to both underuse and overuse of the tests among older patients, according to a study by investigators at the UM and the VA CCMR.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is the first healthcare organization to be awarded Planetree Silver Merit recognition for Significant Advancement in Patient Centered Care.Ann Arbor VA Receives Prestigious Award
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System celebrated being the first healthcare organization to be awarded Planetree Silver Merit recognition for Significant Advancement in Patient Centered Care.
VAAAHS' Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR)  has been named one of 19 new VA Centers of Innovation (COINs), launched in October by VA’s Office of Research and Development (VA Research).VAAAHS Named VA Research Center of Innovation
VAAAHS' Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR) has been named one of 19 new VA Centers of Innovation (COINs), launched in October by VA’s Office of Research and Development (VA Research).
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Recognized by Planetree for Significant Advancement in Patient-Centered CareVAAAHS Receives Patient-Centered Care Award
VAAAHS has been awarded Planetree Silver Recognition for Significant Advancement in Patient-Centered Care. VAAAHS is the first health care organization in the United States to receive this award.
VA Ann Arbor LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager Andrew HunterAnn Arbor VA Offers Dignity To Those Who Served
Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that improves their health and well-being. VA Ann Arbor LGBT Special Emphasis Program serves LGBT Veterans. and welcomes them into the Ann Arbor VA.
ED Ribbon CuttingEmergency Department/Telemetry Unit Ribbon Cutting
Nearly 200 Veterans, community partners and staff celebrated as the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System cut the ribbon for its new Emergency Deparment and Inpatient Telemetry Unit on September 6, 2013.
ACA does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.VA, Affordable Care Act & You
The Affordable Care Act was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs and improve health care quality and care coordination. It does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.
HUD & VA to provide homes for 230 Homeless VeteransHUD & VA Provide Homes for 230 Homeless Veterans in Michigan
Approximately 230 homeless veterans living on the streets and in shelters in Michigan will soon find a permanent place to call home. Michigan will receive almost $1.1 million to assist its homeless veterans.
Da Vinci Surgical RobotDa Vinci Surgical Technology Now Available at Ann Arbor VA
Surgeons at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) recently performed the healthcare system’s first robotic radical prostatectomy using Da Vinci Technology.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.
Team USA Paralympics athletes parade with a US flagVeterans Compete in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
Veteran Paralympians are incredible role models. They share the same passion as Olympians to excel in their sport and inspire those who share the unique experience of representing America at the games.
An artificial hand reaches for a blockArtificial Hand with a Sense of Touch
Researchers at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University are working to develop an artificial hand that provides something similar to a sense of touch.

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