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Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center

 

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Picture of Chad AdamsThe Walla Walla VA Welcomes New Interim Director
The Walla Walla VA welcomes new Interim Director, Chad Adams, who will direct services at this VA for the next few months. He comes to the Walla Walla area from the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.
Orange sign with words "Flu Season Ahead"Veterans - Get Your Flu Shot Today!
Stay ahead of the flu season and get vaccinated right away! Veterans can get a free flu shot at one of Walla Walla VA's upcoming flu shot clinics. Check out this year's schedule right here and stay healthy this season!
Picture of a serviceman saluting the U.S. flag, and the words "Welcome Home Veterans"Welcome Home Veterans - Event
All are invited to this year's “Welcome Home to Historic Walla Walla VA,” a Veteran information/public job fair. Come see historic interpretive panels, a classic car show & shine, & meet the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle.
Picture of side of DAV van showing DAV seal and eagleVolunteer DAV Drivers Needed
If you love to drive and help others, the Walla Walla VAMC needs YOU! The Walla Walla VAMC needs dedicated community members – like you - to serve as volunteer drivers. Sign up today!
LGBT flag with red, white, and blue dog tagsInvitation to an LGBT Open Mic Event
In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, the Walla Walla VA Medical Center is holding an OPEN MIC event on Friday, June 30. You’re invited to perform poetry, spoken word, song, or music, or just stop by to listen. It’s FREE!
The words "Town Hall Meeting" and Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5-7:30 p.m."Walla Walla VA to Hold Town Halls
The President & VA Secretary are committed to improving VA’s health care system. You’re invited to attend these upcoming town halls to hear about the Secretary’s modernization plan. Join us at the next town hall on 6/14.
Logo: Red running figure plus red characters "VA2K"Come Walk -n- Roll for Homeless Veterans!
Come walk for your health & support homeless Veterans by participating in our 7th Annual VA2K Walk -n- Roll. Come see motorcycles, cars, play a trivia contest & visit the photo booth! Help us help our Veterans.
Green wreath with flowers and a ribbon draped across the center displaying the word "Vietnam"Vietnam Veterans Invited to Preserve Their Story
Every Veteran has a story to tell & a group of high school students want to interview Vietnam Veterans about the war as part of a school project. They are seeking Veterans to participate in this project. Call today!
A sign that says “flu season ahead”The Flu Season is Ahead – Get Your Shot Today
The flu season is ahead; don’t let the flu bug get you! Get your flu shot early and stay healthy all season. When you get the vaccine, you protect those around you by staying healthy.
A person in military fatigues holding a "Help Wanted" signWalla Walla VA Holding 2nd Annual Job Fair
The Walla Walla VA is holding its 2nd annual Job Fair. All Veterans & community are invited to visit face-to-face with Human Resources staff in Walla Walla to learn how to better navigate the job application process.

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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