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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Foster homes provide long-term care for Veterans The Medical Foster Home program is recruiting caregivers within a 60-mile radius of Grand Island and 30 miles around the Omaha area to provide long-term care in their homes for Veterans.
Diabetes Education Debunks Myths, Promotes Health More than 12,000 Veterans are treated for diabetes across VA NWIHCS. Through education, diabetes educators are teaching Veterans how to cope with the disease, which makes it difficult for the body to manage glucose.
Stepping up care for chronic pain Approximately 50 percent of male Veterans, and up to 75 percent of women Veterans, treated at VA experience chronic pain. Learn more about how VA helps Veterans with chronic pain.
Audiology Begins Open Access Clinic The Audiology clinics at the Omaha VAMC and Lincoln VA Clinic offer walk-in services Monday through Friday for audiograms, hearing aid maintenance and repairs, and hearing aid adjustments.
Vets have improved access to treatment for Hep C VISN 23 facilities identify and treat Veterans with hepatitis C. Those requiring intervention decreased from 3,724 in March 2015 to 1,671 in February 2016. Treatment can rid Vets of the virus and improve quality of life
Counselors VITAL to college transition for Veteran VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System's VITAL counselors help Veterans bridge challenges between VA, colleges and universities, and home life to succeed in higher education.
Veterans Justice Outreach VA NWIHCS' Veterans Justice Outreach social workers reach out to justice-involved Veterans to help them with re-entry into society after incarceration. Social workers help them access health care and other benefits.
2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games More than 800 Veterans are competing in the 29th National Veterans Golden Age Games in Omaha Aug. 8 - 12. This is the largest, national multi-event sporting competition for America's seniors.
VA Dedicates New Chapel, Rec Hall at Grand Island A stained-glass window from the old chapel at the Grand Island VA clinic was installed in the new chapel, which was opened in late 2014. The chapel is in part of the space that was a rec hall, which was also renovated.
Holiday Gift Shop The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Nebraska, brought holiday cheer to Veterans at the Omaha VA Medical Center and the Grand Island medical facility with its annual gift shop.
From the Veterans Health Administration
Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
ASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
VA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
My HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
With VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
My HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out! The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.