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VA Black Hills Health Care System


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Veteran Stand DownChadron Veteran Stand Down
VA Black Hills Health Care System will host a Veteran Stand Down and Town Hall on January 10, 2018 at Chadron State College. The Stand Down takes place from 10:00am to 2:00pm and will be followed by a Town Hall.
Caring for a VeteranMedical Foster Home
VA BHHCS is seeking individuals who may be interested in becoming a VA Medical Foster Home in western South Dakota. To learn more please contact Galen Britain at 605-745-2000 extension 2347.
Preparing food for donationFood Donation Program
Through a new Food Donation program, VA Black Hills Health Care System is doing it’s part to improve access to high quality protein foods by taking unused food and distributing it to Veterans in the community.
Veteran Stand Down bannerVeteran Stand Down
VA Black Hills Health Care System will host a Veteran Stand Down on November 9, 2017. The event is open to all Veterans and their families from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rushmore Hall.
Admininstering Flu VaccineVA Black Hills offer flu vaccine clinics
Stay healthy and well this flu season and get your flu vaccine. Veterans enrolled in VA Health Care may obtain their flu vaccine at any of the upcoming walk-in clinics at several of our locations.
Suicide Prevention MessageSuicide Prevention Month 2017
This September, VA Black Hills Health Care System is joining VA and other community groups to focus on programs and initiatives to make suicide prevention everyone’s business.
banner for Homeless Veteran Stand DownVeteran Stand Down
VA BHHCS will host a Veteran Stand Down for Veterans and their families. The event takes place on July 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Nation Veteran Affairs Building.
You are Invited to a Veteran Town HallVA Town Hall
VA will host a Town Hall at 6:00 p.m. on April 6, 2017 at Western Dakota Tech, Dakota Lecture Hall, room D148 in Rapid City. Everyone is invited to provide feedback on their VA care and benefits.
Veteran Town HallScottsbluff Veteran Town Hall
VA Black Hills will host a Veteran Town Hall Meeting on January 17th at VFW Post 1681 in Gering beginning at 6:00 p.m. Veterans, family members, survivors, and the public are invited to attend.
VA Black Hills Health Care SystemSurgical Suites Open House
On July 22, all are invited to an open house at the new surgical suites on the Fort Meade campus. Tours start at 8:00am - 11:00am and the ribbon cutting will take place outside of the main hospital at 11:00am.

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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