- Brian Fleming
“Photography has opened up a whole new world for me,” Brian said. “It gets me out of the house and motivates me to do something.
- Local Artist Recognized for Contribution
Local artist recognized for contribution to VA Gulf Coast’s recycling efforts
- Re-Creation USA Inc.’s "AMERICAN GOLD” show
Re-Creation USA Inc.’s "AMERICAN GOLD” show will take place in the Recreation Hall (Building 17) at 2 p.m. on April 5, 2013. Re-Creation brings a new stage presentation to hospitalized Veterans and their guests.
- E-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.
- Biloxi Construction
The Pulmonary and Respiratory Departments in Biloxi moved from Building 3, Room 3C103, to Building 30 (new CARES Clinical Addition), 2nd floor, Room 2H104. This is the same area the Sleep Lab moved into several months ago. Telephone numbers have not changed.
- State of the System Address-2013
Anthony L. Dawson, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
director, gave distinguished guests, patients and employees an in-depth view of the health
care system’s delivery of health care to Veterans in the 21st Century during his State of the
System address in the Biloxi Chapel on Jan. 24.
- Biloxi Location Changes
We appreciate your patience as we make adjustments to service and health care locations. Our goal is to give you — our Veterans and your families — the best care possible.
Check out our recent Biloxi location changes.
- Welcome Home OEF/OIF/OND Veterans
If you recently returned home from supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn, come Learn more about the VA benefits you are entitled to and watch the Pensacola Blue Wahoos play the Huntsville Stars!
- VA Gulf Coast tailors plan to expand Mental Health staff
Facility to hire 33 mental health professionals as part of nationwide boost.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. VA estimates that 27 clinicians and 6 support personnel will be hired to support mental health operations at VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System medical facilities. Funding has now been distributed to VA Gulf Coast and recruitment is underway.
- Travel Pay Changes for VA Gulf Coast Patients
The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will now use electronic funds transfer/direct deposit for beneficiary travel pay to veterans who are eligible to receive it.
The transition to EFT/direct deposit for beneficiary travel is mandated by Public Law 31 U.S.C. 3332. Veterans should inform VA any time they change their mailing address or financial institution. VA Gulf Coast travel pay clerks will assist veterans with address change updates and/or direct deposit requests.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.
- Learn About the Impact of Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault during military service. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, time to talk about services VA has available for Veterans who experienced MST.