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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

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2016 Annual ReportFY 2016 Annual Report
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System proudly presents our FY 2016 Annual Report highlighting our many achievements as a leader in the field of healthcare, innovation, and state-of-the-art advancements in technology.
Federal Energy and Water Management AwardVA Energy Manager Recognized by US Dept. of Energy
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the Aleda E. Lutz Medical Center Energy Manager and Team Awarded 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
2016 White House Summit on HomelessnessFormer Homeless Veteran Attends White House Summit
Last November, former homeless Veteran and Peer Support Specialist at the Toledo CBOC, Monique Beck, received an invitation from the White House to participate as a panel member during the 2016 Summit on Homelessness.
Veterans participating in the "Movement Disorder Class" at the Toledo CBOC gain independence and friendships during weekly therapy sessions.Parkinson's Patients Benefit from Movement Therapy
Physical Therapy Treatment at the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic helps Veterans with Parkinson's Disease and other Movement Disorders gain back a sense of freedom.
Man Holding Fresh VegetablesThe Importance of Diet, Nutrition and Bone Health
A growing field of science has shown that a well-rounded, healthy diet can be an important tool in helping prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Community Partners Aggressively Pursuing an End to Veteran Homelessness: For one formerly homeless Ohio Veteran, life’s ups begin to outweigh the downsVAAAHS Working to End Veteran Homelessness
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Community Partners Aggressively Pursuing an End to Veteran Homelessness: For one formerly homeless Ohio Veteran, life’s ups begin to outweigh the downs
Inaugural Roger J. Grekin Research Award PresentationInaugural Grekin Research Award Presentation
Rod Hayward, MD, honored as the inaugural recipient of the Roger J. Grekin Research Award for his work as an outstanding clinical researcher during this year's VA Research Week celebrations.
VAAAHS Leadership Meet with Reps. Dingell & WalbergVAAAHS Provides Safe, High-Quality Surgical Care
On May 22, 2016 leaders from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System met with U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell and Tim Walberg to discuss the recent rescheduling on some surgical procedures in Ann Arbor.
Galliani examines a VA patient while Grzegorzewski records notesFuture Navy Nurses Get Lessons from Veterans
Future Navy Nurses Get Clinical and Life Lessons from Veterans: University of Michigan Naval ROTC Midshipmen discuss their clinical rotation experiences at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.VAAAHS – Championing Gold Status Innovations
Innovative technology that will enable Veterans more time with their provider by allowing them to fill out a standard pre-screening questionnaire with a mobile device while they wait.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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