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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System

 

Local Features

Blind Man Shooting Bow ArrowAdaptive Sports
Imagine a program that engages Veterans in ways they never dreamed possible. Imagine a program that adapts to unique needs while providing social engagement and fun. Adaptive Sports Program at the VA Medical Center
Blood BankCommunity Blood Bank Announces Top 10 Businesses
Sioux Falls, SD- Every three seconds a patient needs blood in the United States. As the Sioux Falls community continues to grow, so does the need for blood products. Many businesses partner with Community Blood Bank.
Michael FitzmauriceHonoring Vietnam Veterans for their service.
Mike respectfully served other Veterans as a VA plumber from 1987 – 2011. A very humble man, he is never one to bring attention to his military service or the fact he earned America’s highest award for valor.
Are you HydratedHow Hydrated Are You?
Signs of Dehydration: Headache, Lack of Energy, Feeling Lightheaded, Dark Urine, Constipation. Recommended Water Intake:... Tips to Stay Hydrated:... Good Sources of Fluids:... Caffeine in Moderation:...
Connect HealthConnect Health Information
Improve access, strengthen continuity, and empower Veteran patients and their delegates to participate in their health and health care to achieve their goals. Easy to get started, easy to use.
Doctor PatientVets have improved treatment for Hep C in VISN 23
Physicians and other care team members are taking advantage of new medication and dedicated financial resources to reach out and educate veterans about Hepatitis C treatment options in VISN 23.
Health For LifeBE INVOLVED IN YOUR HEALTH CARE 2016
The road to better health rests within you. The first step is to know what you want from your health and why. Knowing your health goals may not be simple - yet it is an important step toward reaching your potential.
Thank youKorean War Vets
Gifts and medals were presented from the people of the Republic of Korea in friendship and thanks to the Veterans who served in Korea's land, air and sea from June 25, 1950 - October 25, 1954.
Dr. John (Jack) WempeMeet the Sioux Falls VA New Chief of Staff
Dr. John (Jack) Wempe, the new Chief of Staff for the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, says he came to South Dakota because of the people. ...“Midwestern values” and work ethic of the VA staff with whom he now works.
E-DonateE-Donate
All administrative costs for VA are already appropriated by Congress, so you can be assured your entire donation is going directly to support Veterans in the way you choose. Thank a Veteran online in 5 minutes, E-Donate

From the Veterans Health Administration

Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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