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TVHS Advanced Low Vision Clinic at workHelp for Veterans with low vision
Low vision can cause everyday tasks to become difficult and frustrating, but the staff of the TVHS Advanced Low Vision Clinic wants Middle Tennessee Veterans with low vision to know help is available.
TVHS Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett demonstrates the VA hospital’s new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system which allows doctors to detect harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours after blood cultures become positive.New instrument brings Veterans quicker diagnoses
TVHS doctors have a new method to detect infectious agents in Veterans’ blood. The BioFire Blood Culture Identification system allows TVHS doctors to detect harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours.
Ribbon cuttingTVHS cuts ribbon on new Clarksville clinic
TVHS cut the ribbon on its new Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Clarksville. TVHS Director Jennifer Vedral-Baron said the facility will help improve timeliness of care to area Veterans.
Ribbon cuttingTVHS opens new residential mental health facility
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) cut the ribbon on its new Residential Rehabilitative Treatment Program (RRTP) expansion facility in a ceremony at its Alvin C. York campus Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Tennessee Titans player Harry Douglas with a TVHS VeteranTennessee Titans players visit TVHS Veterans
Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson and wide receiver Harry Douglas made rounds through outpatient wards, handing out Titans flags, signing autographs and taking photos with Veterans.
Operation SongTVHS honors Operation Song graduates
The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System honored three graduates of the Operation Song music therapy program in a ceremony at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road Friday, Dec. 8.
Veterans participate in Adaptive Tai ChiVeterans benefit from Adaptive Tai Chi
Veterans at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) Alvin C. York hospital are taking part in “Adaptive Tai Chi,” which is designed to be practiced in a wheelchair.
James and Brenda MayTennessee Valley VA team helps couple re-marry
When James May arrived at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Nashville Medical Center, he was in bad shape. With his health failing, lying in the medical intensive care unit, there was one thing on May’s mind.
Germn-killing robotTVHS employs germ-killing robots
In a continued effort to improve care and services to Veterans, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has acquired four germ-killing robots to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms.
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Ophthalmologists Make HistoryVA TVHS Ophthalmologists Make History
For more than a decade, Veterans with severe vision problems who were eligible for corneal transplant surgery were forced to receive the procedure in the community. Now, with the help of a dedicated team of nurses

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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