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VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

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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

Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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