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VAAAHS Town HallVAAAHS Jackson Town Hall
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and Jackson VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to host first Jackson Veteran town hall for Veterans, family members, and other interested community partners.
Miss MichiganNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
VA medical facilities across America honor the men, women and their families who have given so much to protect and preserve our way of life, our freedoms, and all we hold dear as Americans.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) ProcedureNew State-of-the-Art TAVR Procedure a Success
VAAAHS discharges its first patient to receive the new, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a state-of-the-art minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedure, only 48 hours after the surgery was complete.
Dr. Fink Receives Prestigious Magnuson Award for Research ExcellenceGene Therapy Pioneer Receives Award
Gene therapy pioneer and longtime Veterans Affairs researcher Dr. David Fink received the 2014 Paul B. Magnuson Award from VA in a ceremony at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System on Dec. 15, 2014.
From L to R: VAAAHS Director Robert P. McDivitt, TAVR Chief Dr. Michael Grossman, Cardiology Chief Dr. Claire Duvernoy, Cardiology Nurse Manager Barb Clarke, Acting Director of Planning & Analysis Eric Deters and Project Engineer Ken Vitale.VAAAHS to Offer Life-Saving TAVR Heart Procedure
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System cut the ribbon to the newly constructed Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Hybrid Surgical Suite on December 8, 2014. VAAAHS will be only the sixth VA to offer this procedure.
Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act
On August 7, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”). The new Choice Program will cover non-VA care for eligible Veterans beginning in November.
Ebola VirusVA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Prepares for Ebola
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System takes necessary precautions to protect patients and staff at the Ann Arbor VA and its outpatient clinics in Flint, Jackson and Toledo against the potential threat of the Ebola virus.
2014 Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index AwardVAAAHS named "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"
Ann Arbor VA named as one of 426 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the 2014 Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index national survey.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Operation Homefront host Back-To-School Brigade.Operation Homefront: Back-To-School Brigade
This August, dozens of families of active duty and military Veterans received much needed school supplies as a result of a partnership between the Ann Arbor VA and Operation Homefront’s Back-To-School Brigade.
BGSU student Veterans benefit from Telemental Health services offered by VAAAHS.VITAL Success for Student Veterans
New Telemental Health services including state-of-the-art treatment options for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are being made available for student Veterans attending Bowling Green State University.

From the Veterans Health Administration

person grabbing a door handle for entryRehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.
US Army Veteran Ron WhitcombVeterans with PTSD Reclaiming Their Lives
VA is working hard every day to help Veterans with PTSD, from World War II generals to Iraqi conflict corporals. Here are links to resources and courageous stories from Veterans who have been there.
jogger's feet on a natural running pathThese Veterans lost a LOT of weight. You can too!
Hundreds of Veterans of all ages — and shapes — are losing weight every day with VA's MOVE! program and now there's an app to help you join this happy, healthy group. Check it out!
physician reviewing health information with a patientYou Can Make the Most of Your Whole Health
It's not about what's the matter with you. It's about what matters most to you. There's a link to a form in this story that could help you enhance your overall well-being by focusing on these factors.
veteran using assistive technologyChange Your Mind about Brain Injury
VA's Polytrauma System of Care, a network of over 100 programs, provides world-class rehabilitation services for Veterans and helps them transition back to their homes and families.
surgical suite featuring nurse and surgeon with a patientVA and DoD Meet for Patient Safety Awareness Week
During Patient Safety Awareness Week, doctors, nurses and clinicians from VA and DoD will be 'United in Safety' as they discuss and analyze ways to make your hospital experience safer.
Veteran Brian Pettyjohn working with a horseYou can have MS but MS does not have you
You can have Multiple Sclerosis with limited mobility and still have passion for the causes that are meaningful to you. Read this story about Army Veteran Brian Pettyjohn who does just that.
Civil War era soldier's hospital Roots of VA Health Care Started 150 Years Ago
On March 3, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed a law establishing a national soldiers and sailors asylum. Today's VA evolved from that facility established for Civil War Veterans of the Union Army.
Veteran participating in physical therapy81-Year-Old Veteran Chooses Rehab Over Surgery
Korean War Veteran Victor Ferentino, 81, was a runner for 60 years. After a spill in Manhattan he did his research and chose rehab at his VA Physical Therapy clinic over surgery.
A Veteran wearing the medal of honor stands between a man and a womanA Veteran Who Was on Iwo Jima 70 Years Ago Today
This week is the 70th anniversary of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. "Woody" Williams, 91, was there and received the Medal of Honor for his courageous action on that memorable day.

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