- Happy Nurses Week Program
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Jackson VA held its annual Nursing Week program. Over 600 Jackson VA nurses provide care and comfort to 45,000 Veterans in Mississippi and parts of Louisiana.
- Volunteer of the Year
The Jackson VA held its annual Volunteer banquet on Friday, April 26, 2013. Chandra D'avy was named Volunteer of the Year.
- VA2K Fitness Walk for Homeless Veterans
The Jackson VA will host its annual VA2K Fitness Walk for Homeless Veterans on May 15, 2013. The main event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in front of the hospital by the main flagpole. Very excited to have as our Honorary Chairman, Mr. Patrick House, the 2010 "Biggest Loser" competition winner from Vicksburg, MS. Read on for all the details.
- The Laboratory Professional
In honor of National Lab Week 2013, April 21-27, here's a quick profile of what Lab Techs do at the VA hospital in Jackson Mississippi and their enormous contribution to the health and well-being of Veterans.
- Open Letter to Veterans
An Open Letter to Veterans and family from Medical Center Director Joe Battle
- Best in Show
LTC (ret.) Tom Harmon's sculpture, Wounded Warrior, was voted "Best in Show" at the Veterans Art Show held at the Jackson VA. His sculpture also placed first in its category and will now compete nationally for an opportunity to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival held this year in Reno, Nevada, October 21-27, 2013.
- National Salute Week
Each year, the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Office coordinates VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients. VA's across the country will spend the week of Valentine's Day coordinating special events for Veterans and raising awareness about VA volunteer opportunities.
- Telehealth: Staying In Touch
To provide the right care at the right time in the right place, the Jackson VA uses modern technology to connect Veterans with healthcare professionals.
- Go Red for Women
The Jackson VA is hosting a health fair event to support the fight against heart disease in women. The event will include heart health information, a 30-minute video presentations and a panel discussion of various heart health specialists.
- Vaccine Basics
Influenza is a dangerous disease. It kills about 36,000 people in the United States each year. Getting a flu vaccine reduces our chance of developing the flu – or at least lessening its symptoms – by as much as 90 percent. This is why nearly everyone should take the vaccine every fall.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.
- Learn About the Impact of Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault during military service. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, time to talk about services VA has available for Veterans who experienced MST.