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Birmingham, Alabama VA Health Care System


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BVAHCS staffBVAHCS Virtual Care Serve Veterans During Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Veterans in northern and central Alabama are using virtual care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to connect with their providers and safely attend visits from home.
Mrs. Geneva RobinsonBVAHCS Employee Nationally Recognized for 50 Years
The Department of Veterans Affairs recognized Geneva Robinson of the Birmingham VA Health Care System with a lifetime achievement award for her 50 years of service to Veterans.
Mr. CauseyVeteran regains speech with help from the BVAHCS
Purple Heart recipient has a lot to say as of recent. Causey is BVAHCS first recipient of an “artificial larynx” device that substitutes sound/vibration source in the absence of a voice box.
McSherdon brothers Carson, Tommy, Joe and Robert.Family shares thanks even in loss of brother
Carson McSherdon recently preached his brother's funeral. “There were four brothers and all served in the military except me...”. He added "The Birmingham VA was especially good to him.”
Aliceson O'Hara RN, Infusion Nurse; Dr. Devika Das, Staff Physician, Medical Oncologist; and Dr. Barbara Gleaton, Oncology Pharmacist in Birmingham VA Oncology ClinicBirmingham VA reducing wait times for chemotherapy
Nurses, pharmacists, physicians, supportive and quality improvement staff at the Birmingham VA Health Care System has implemented a process to reduce wait times for chemotherapy patients waiting for laboratory results.
Bill Nichols State Veterans HomeBVAHCS Nurses Go Above During Nurses Week
BVAHCS nurses assist Veterans at the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home. Group includes husband and wife, both nurses who worked side by side, departing on their 27th wedding anniversary
BVAMCBirmingham VA garners national recognition
The Birmingham VA Health Care System announced it is part of a movement to improve health care for older adults, contributing to a goal of 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems becoming age-friendly by 2020.
Dr. Michael Wells demonstrates the use of tele-health equipment with COVID-19 patients.Birmingham VA repurposes tele-health technology
Birmingham VA Health Care System is repurposing technology to care for Veterans effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The telehealth program allows VA health care teams to treat Veterans regardless of their location.
CWT graduates.Veterans graduate from BVAMC CWT and VSAW programs
The Birmingham VA held its recent Compensated Work Therapy and Veterans School at Work program’s graduations. It was an opportunity for graduates to share their experiences in the programs and their future plans.
Tele-stroke program allows VA health care teams to treat Veterans regardless of location.Tele-stroke Program Improves Veterans Care
Birmingham VA has personnel, processes, and protocols in place to deliver rapid care via tele-stroke. VA tele-stroke availability continues to grow and is just one of many telehealth programs available.

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