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Nurse holding patient's handsNational Time-Out Day
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System operating room and ambulatory clinical settings are reminded to evaluate the quality of our operating and procedure rooms "time-out" process.
/images/banner_INT_teaser_ParamountBBQ_180x130.jpgParamount Pictures Serves Veterans
Michael Irby from The Unit and Paramount Pictures employees kicked off this year's Memorial Day Celebrations with a BBQ for Veterans at the VAGLHS West Los Angeles Medical Center.
myVA - Putting Veterans FirstCommunity Veterans Engagement Board Kickoff
A kickoff meeting was held on 3/4/16, with our local VA leaders from VHA, VBA, NCA, Veterans Advocacy Groups, & Community Stakeholders to discuss ways to improve communication and outcomes for Veterans who call LA home.
Ariel view of the VAGLAHS WLA campusVAGLAHS Announces Draft Master Plan
VA intends to transform the West Los Angeles Campus into a vibrant community where Veterans can receive healthcare, benefits, employment, and other supportive services, which they deserve and to which they are entitled.
Elijah and Max Potruch.Socks and Briefs
Two local boys, Elijah and Max Potruch, support homeless Veterans in the greater Los Angeles area in honor of the late U.S. Army WWII Veteran Bea Abrams Cohen.
Jamie crochets little blankets for Veteran patients.Caring through Crocheting
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) employee Jamie Kendrick uses her love of crochet to provide personalized and patient centered heath care to fellow Veterans.
Map of the VA WLA campusVA Selects Urban Planner for West LA Campus
VA selects urban planner to help develop new Master Plan for the West Los Angeles campus. HOK/Walsh/Core Team to lead strategic planning and development to best serve Veterans.
Dr. Yvette TacheAnd the Middleton Award goes to…
The year 1962 was the last year a female researcher received the prestigious William S. Middleton Award (Middleton Award). What’s even more noteworthy, that female researcher is from “GLA”.
Dr. Raj BatraShould we change the way we think about cancer?
It's been 44 years since the U.S. government declared war on cancer. Is it time for a new weapon—namely, a "cluster bomb?" Dr. Batra is advocating an approach based on recognizing the diversity within individual tumors.
– Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts Band performs live in front Veterans attending the Veteran’s Holiday Celebrations on Dec. 7th at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus.Veterans Holiday Celebrations at WLA
4,000 Vets Enjoy a Holiday Celebration with plenty of food, appreciation and special entertainment performance by Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts Band.

From the Veterans Health Administration

VA Chaplin speaking with Veteran about spiritualityTalking Spiritual about Moral Injury
VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
Women Veterans Call Center EmployeeVA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online
The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran throwing Javelin at Golden Age GamesVeteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit
Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Image of Veteran outdoors with friends and his horseDying Veteran Emotional Last Request
Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by treesPTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy
After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days
Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
 Image of a male volunteer handing out clothes to a male Veteran. I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.
Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.

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