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Salem VA Medical Center

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Research WeekSalem VA Research and Development
In May 2016, VA Research and Development will officially celebrate its 91st year and has compiled a long history of significant successes dating back to development of the first hospital-based medical studies.
Shanelle N. Snyder, TCM Program ManagerTransition and Care Management (TCM) Program
VHA is renaming the OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program to Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program. The OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program was established in October 2007 by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The administration and staff here at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) would like to apologize for any inconvenience that many of you may have experienced when trying to call in to the Salem VAMCA Message to all of our Veterans and families
We apologize for any inconvenience that many of you are currently experiencing when trying to call the Salem VAMC to reach your service providers and care teams. We are working to fix the problem.
Ceremonial flag donated to Hospice UnitFlag Presented to Salem VAMC Hospice Unit
On December 15, 2014, Mr. Douglas Burnette, President of the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 81 presented a ceremonial flag to the Salem VAMC Hospice Unit for display, in memory of Veterans who have passed away.
Legionella bacteriumWATER MANAGEMENT MONITORING AND LEGIONELLA
There have been no confirmed cases of Legionella disease contracted by inpatients or employees from the Salem VAMC. We had one Veteran outpatient who was admitted, treated appropriately and released.
Join in the fun and get your exercise at the VA2K Walk and Roll!2014 VA2K Walk and Roll
Salem VAMC will be hosting its annual VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21, 2014 from 12-1p. The total distance is 2K (1.25 miles). We will meet outside the Auditorium (Building 5); if inclement weather we will meet inside.
Veterans - are you looking for a job? Come to the Job Fair on April 30!Veterans Only Regional Job Fair
Salem VAMC will host the 3rd Annual Veterans Only Regional Job Fair on April 30, 2014, from 9a-2p in the Auditorium. About 30 employers will be on site to help Veterans find a job.
Over 100 attended recent ribbon cutting ceremonyRibbon-Cutting for Salem Mental Health Building
Salem VA Medical Center hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Acute Mental Health Inpatient Building 170 on November 20, 2013 with focus on patient-centered care and patient safety.
Veterans will have 5 events, including archery, at the Commonwealth Games.Veterans Events at Commonwealth Games of Virginia
The Subway Commonwealth Games of Virginia on July 20-21, 2013, will offer 5 sporting events with special Veterans Divisions: Track and Field, Bowling, Archery, Shooting, and a 5K Run.
E-Donate Hand and Heart IllustrationE-Donate is Simple, Speedy, Safe
The new E-Donate service allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support online. You choose the medical center, the amount, and the account.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.
Black and white image of Veteran Patient standing with a implanted prosthetic, a close up of the legs and wheel chair.Surgical Implant Prosthesis for Veteran Amputees
Prosthesis devices for Veteran amputees took a giant step this year with the development of a prosthetic leg that is surgically implanted. A Veteran in the trial says, “I can feel the ground again.”
Veteran patient working with a member of Voluntary ServicesMarking 70 Years of Volunteers Serving Veterans
One of the most important things we give each other is our attention. VA’s Volunteers have been doing this for 70 years. This week we salute and thank them for their dedication.
A Veteran in a wheelchair poses next to an accessible ramp to his houseOccupational Therapists in Home Based Primary Care
As key team members in Home Based Primary Care, VA's Occupational Therapists make it possible for home-bound Veterans with complex health care needs to enjoy meaningful lives.
A man captures a pencil rubbing of a Servicemember's name engraved on the Vietnam WallVA Honors Vietnam Vets for Service and Sacrifice
VA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam on March 29 with Vietnam Veterans Day. It is a long-overdue opportunity to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.
A Veteran being treated by his VA doctorVeterans with Epilepsy: You are not alone
Over 300,000 US soldiers have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury since 2000, many at risk for epilepsy. New VHA online videos show how Vets with epilepsy are able to live full, successful lives.
Image of female Airman tossing old uniforms into a firepit to be burnedWere you exposed to burn pits while deployed?
If you have experienced respiratory symptoms or health conditions that may be related to exposure to burn pits while deployed, you should register in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.
A Veteran with TBI working with a therapist on the computerImprovements in Brain Injury Data Collection
The Department of Veteran Affairs Traumatic Brain Injury Registry monitors Veterans who may have a traumatic brain injury in order to provide early medical intervention. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
VA Social Worker Maria Beltran speaking with a homeless VeteranHer Mission Rescuing Phoenix Homeless Veterans
Army Veteran Maria Beltran, one of six outreach coordinators at the Phoenix VA, spends her days trying to get homeless Veterans off the street and into a place they can call home.
Doctor peforming an eye exam on a male Veteran patientNational Access Stand Down
VA will not rest until we fix our system to better meet the health needs of those who need help the most. On February 27, VA will host “Stand Down #2: Road to MyAccess” at all VA Medical Centers.

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