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Peace Officers' Memorial Day & National Police WeekPeace Officers' Memorial Day & Natl Police Week
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15, as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15, falls as National Police Week. We wish to recognize and thank the men and women of the VA Police ...
Seasons Greetings from the Lexington VAMC DirectorHappy Holidays!
I ask that you remember the enduring gift of independence secured by our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and National Guard who protected and who currently protect the freedom we deeply treasure.
Veterans Day 2016Veterans Day
On Veteran’s Day, we rightfully pay tribute to our Veterans, and pray for our active duty military and their families. They have protected us and given future generations the opportunity for a better life.
Homeless Community Stand DownHomeless Community Stand Down
This event is for Veterans, individuals, and families experiencing homelessness or who are at risk for experiencing homelessness. Working in conjunction with federal, state, and community agencies.
Announcing Drive thru Flu Shot Clinics in October for VeteransDrive thru Flu Shot Clinics in October for Vets
According to Emma Metcalf, Lexington VA Medical Center Director, “anyone can get influenza at any time.” Because influenza viruses are always changing, annual vaccination is recommended."
Volunteer Recognition Week, April 10-16, 2016Volunteer Recognition Week
National Volunteer Week is a wonderful time to showcase the impact and power that volunteers have on those they serve. On April 17, we will honor our volunteers for their countless acts of service.
April is Sexual Trauma Awareness MonthApril is Sexual Trauma Awareness Month
April is Sexual Trauma Awareness Month. In both civilian and military settings, service members can experience a range of unwanted sexual behaviors that they may find distressing.
A pair of proud woman Veterans.Women's History Month, March 2016
Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural, and political achievement. March marks both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8.
Social Work Month: Forging Solutions Out of ChallengesHelp Us Celebrate 90 years of VA Social Work
VA Social Work is celebrating 90 years, during the month of March. We have 92 social workers on staff at the Lexington VA Medical Center who provide services various programs for Veterans.
Seasons Greetings from the Lexington VAMC DirectorHappy Holidays!
As we gather with family and friends during the holidays, we are grateful for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who have protected and who are currently protecting the freedoms we treasure.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational 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 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 StoryFebruary 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 CareTelehealth 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 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.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis 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.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch 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.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans 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.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans 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.

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