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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Local Features

VA Eastern Colorado Privacy BreachVA Eastern Colorado Privacy Breach
ECHCS is notifying 2130 Veterans that their personal information may have been compromised when an employee emailed unencrypted documents containing Protected Health Information to his personal email account.
Outpatient Surgery Program at the U.S.A.F AcademyOutpatient Surgery Program at the U.S.A.F Academy
The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is pleased to announce a long-anticipated expansion our Outpatient Surgery Program at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs for our Southern Colorado Veterans.
Denver VAMC Replacement HospitalReplacement Hospital Construction Update
Congress Recently passed legislation allowing the VA to use funds we already have to continue construction of the replacement medical facility that will serve Veterans across Colorado.
Dr. Kris Johnson is  presented with LocumTenens.com's Physician of the Year AwardDr. Kris Johnson Wins Award
Dr. Kris Johnson, Medical Director for the Golden VA Clinic and the OIF/OEF/OND program was presented with LocumTenens.com's Physician of the Year Award for his volunteer work at the ACI Lift Clinic in West Denver.
Veteran artwork entries from the National Creative Arts Festival competition on display at VFW Post 1ECHCS Veterans Showcase Talents at the NVCAF
Eastern Colorado Health Care System Veterans showcased their talents, to include artwork, performances, and writing selections, at this years National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF).

From the Veterans Health Administration

Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.

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