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Dorothy BarrowNurse supports Apache Nation during COVID peak
From warm greetings by staff, to a colorful Wizard of Oz mural and her own ruby red clogs, Dorothy Barrow felt at home and ready to support the White Mountain Apache Reservation during a peak period of COVID-19 cases.
Custom 3D replacement parts (left) and traditional replacement knee replacementVA ECHCS is Delivering a Custom Order
The future of medicine is continuously in motion and VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Orthopedic Surgeon Ian Dickey is a leader in progressive three-dimensional total knee replacements with trailblazing outcomes.
Veteran Joe Tacoronte with raised garden bedsDomiciliary Vets harvest benefits from new garden
How do you make the most of difficult times? Plant a garden! That’s what Veteran residents and staff of the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program have been up to during the pandemic.
Gregory Crenshaw (left) and Director Michael KilmerECHCS awarded Most Improved Inpatient Experience
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System was recognized by the Veterans Experience Office in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration as the most improved VA for inpatient experience in fiscal year 2019.
Health care workers wearing masks with a box of donated foodDonated meals fuel health care heroes
Shortly after the issuance of a statewide Stay-At-Home order, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System received a bulk meal donation from a nearby cafe. Since then, community organizations have donated over 15,000 meals.
Buck Jr.Korean War Vet finds renewed purpose with Buck Jr.
When Korean War Veteran Dick Cope’s companion of 14 years - a German Shepherd named Buck - died unexpectedly last year, it left a huge void in his heart. Now, newly adopted Buck Jr. has rekindled his spirit.
Courtney Graham from VA Voluntary Services donates bloodRocky Mountain VA hosts community blood drives
With many blood drives canceled recently due to coronavirus, VA has partnered with Vitalant community blood center to host blood drives at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. The next blood drive is July 23.
Dr. Stuart SmithThe Art of Medicine from an Old Country Doc
Using a model called the Hippocratic Tripod, former Denver VA outpatient physician Dr. Stuart Smith shares his message about the meaning of medicine, which he says has everything to do with community and clinical trust.
People watch the procession of lighted police and fire vehicles to recognize health care workersVA Police salute health care heroes in procession
As a show of support for frontline health care heroes in the community fighting COVID-19, police officers from the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System joined the procession with area police and fire departments.
TootsieFurry Employee Offers Comfort During COVID
One thing is certain, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center looks vastly different. There are no groups of Veterans sharing stories, the waiting rooms are empty...

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