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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:18:00 EDT

VA appoints new director for DC VA Medical Center
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has appointed Michael S. Heimall, a former director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to take on new duties as director of the Washington DC VA Me More...

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:02:00 EDT

President Trump approves appointment of four additional judges to VA's Board of Veterans' Appeals
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that President Donald J. Trump recently approved the appointment of four new Veterans Law Judges to VA's Board of Veterans' Appeals. More...

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:08:00 EDT

VA online health portal wins government innovation award
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently won a 2018 Government Innovation Award for the VA Medical Images and Reports feature in My HealtheVet, VA's online health portal. VA will be recognized for the award at a ceremony Nov. 8 More...

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:57:00 EDT

VA study on cholesterol genetics could lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes
WASHINGTON - In the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) drive to help improve lives of Veterans through health care discovery and innovation, a team led by VA researchers recently identified three genetic mutations that govern cholesterol levels, wh More...

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:00:00 EDT

VA and DOD senior leaders commit to aligned electronic health records system rollout
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD) signed a joint statement Sept. 26 pledging that their two departments will align their plans, strategies and structures as they roll out a new electronic health records (EHR) sys More...

Thu, 4 Oct 2018 15:30:00 EDT

Survey shows VA sustains high customer satisfaction in burial and memorial services for Veterans and families
WASHINGTON - The results of a recent VA customer survey indicates Veterans and their families continue to experience high customer satisfaction in burial and memorial services for Veterans and families from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)'s N More...

Thu, 4 Oct 2018 14:46:00 EDT

VA forms search commission to locate candidates for the Under Secretary for Health
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Oct. 1 established a search commission, who will help identify candidates for the Under Secretary for Health position, which oversees the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). More...

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 17:27:00 EDT

VA employees among federal government workers honored with Sammies awards
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Marcella 'Marcy' Jacobs and VA's Digital Service team received the Management Excellence Medal during the 17th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards gala Oct. 2 at the Andrew W. Me More...

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 11:15:00 EDT

End of fiscal year hospital Star rating shows large improvement in overall quality of services of VA medical centers across nation
Today, as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to remain transparent and hold VA facilities accountable, VA released end of fiscal year 2018 (FY2018) hospital Star ratings, which evaluate and benchmark quality of care delivery at More...

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 10:58:00 EDT

VA, partner organizations launch innovative approach using long-term employment to improve lives of Veterans with PTSD
WASHINGTON - With research showing that Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face significant barriers to employment, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and several state, city and nonprofit organizations recently created a first- More...



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