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Orlando VA Medical Center


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38th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games Logo38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Calling all athletes and volunteers we need you this summer! Join us for the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Orlando, Florida July 30-Aug. 4, 2018. We want to see you in Orlando!
Veterans wait under a canopy for their chance to talk with a doctor in the Mobile Medical Unit in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.  The MMU was deployed from Orlando VAMC to assist when the Arecibo Community Based Outpatient Clinic was destroyed by Hurricane Maria Sept. 20.Orlando MMU Brings Rolling Clinic to Puerto Rico
Flooding from Hurricane Maria sent six feet of water into the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The MMU deployed from Orlando VAMC to allow clinic staff to continue providing care to Veterans.
Super hero’s arm with fight the flu messageWhy get a flu vaccine?
Yearly flu vaccination is the best tool currently available to protect against the flu, a serious disease which sickens millions of people each year. Help fight the flu by getting vaccinated.
Beach trees before the stormPreparing for Hurricane Season
The 2017 hurricane season is near. Are you ready? Read on for a personal preparedness checklist, medication tips and if you’re an enrolled Veteran, pharmacy contact information for your local VA facility.
T-shirts are hung by staff as part of the Clothesline project to raise awareness for military sexual trauma, sexual assault and sexual abuse.Clothesline Project Raises Awareness
Each April visitors and patients may notice a display of t-shirts hung on a clothesline to serve as an awareness campaign for military sexual trauma, sexual assault and sexual abuse.
Dr. Malcolm Klein, (left) a VA physician at SimLEARN and the Tampa, Florida VAMC, and Dr. Christopher Prevel, chief of surgery at the Orlando VAMC, describe the capabilities of the surgical area of the National Simulation Center to visitors while other staff members conduct the demonstration.Simulation Training Saves Veteran
The nation’s Veterans spend their military careers training when needed to defend our nation. That same dedication holds true for VA medical professionals who prepare for when their skills are needed to help save a life.
38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games Logo from July 29 to August 4, 2018 in Orlando, FLOrlando 2018 Veterans Wheelchair Games
The Orlando VA Medical Center, Paralyzed Veterans of America, City of Orlando, Orange County and Central Florida Sports Commission announced that Orlando was selected to host the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Ken Fisher, Fisher House Chairman and CEO, and local volunteers at the Orlando Fisher House Groundbreaking.Groundbreaking Held for the Orlando Fisher House
On November 30, 2016 the Orlando VA Medical Center hosted the groundbreaking for Orlando Fisher House. It will provide a “home away from home” at no cost for families and caregivers of Veterans receiving treatment.
Smiling male patient talks with doctorNew Treatments for Hepatitis C Offer Hope
Hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and liver cancer. Most people don’t have any symptoms. Learn the risk factors and how new treatments offer high cure rates.
Orlando VAMC nurse Ms. Vanessa Williams discusses the CardioMEMS procedure with Mr. Curtis as his cardiology team implants the small sensor.OVAMC offers New CardioMEMS Procedure
CardioMEMS allows cardiology specialists to monitor a Veteran patients’ cardiovascular health from a distance, allowing the Veteran to enjoy his or her chosen lifestyle outside the hospital room.

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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