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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System


Local Features

John Michael MontgomeryConcert Featuring John Michael Montgomery
February 17, John Michael Montgomery Valentines for Veterans Concert, 3:00 PM at the Pavilion with a benefits fair from 1:00-2:45 PM. Get your concert tickets before they're gone!
Gene-MappingVeterans Sought for Gene-Mapping Project
The Million Veteran Program is collecting blood and information from Veterans across the country for research into illnesses that could lead to breakthroughs in treatment and cures.
Veterans who receive care from the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center or one of its five outpatient clinics are eligible to participate and may enter up to two pieces. The pieces must have been created within the last year.
Timothy L. PendergrassNew Chief of Staff Appointed for Sioux Falls
The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System announces the appointment of Timothy L. Pendergrass, MD as Chief of Staff effective January 21, 2018. Dr. Pendergrass is a retired Colonel with over 30 years of military service.
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.
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
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.

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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