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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Local Features

Waffle loves VeteransWaffle loves Veterans
Waffle loves Veterans: How dogs make hard times easier in a VA medical center and the power of the human-animal bond changes lives and helps open the doors to establishing trust and rapport with Veterans.
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

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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