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Former VA medical director key to shaping agency’s current health care system

Custis was born in Goshen, Indiana, on July 23, 1917. In 1939, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in Indiana, before being commissioned ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve. While on inactive duty, he completed his medical degree at Northwestern University in Illinois in 1941.

By |February 15th, 2022|Health, Research|Comments Off on Former VA medical director key to shaping agency’s current health care system

As a VA health care leader, Dr. Glennon Park ensures that Veterans receive the best emergency care

From a physician working on the front lines of emergency Veteran care to section chief of the Emergency Department at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Dr. Glennon Park has first-hand experience with the career growth opportunities at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). His early work with Veterans during medical training led to supervisory roles with increasing responsibility. As a VA health leader, [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|ChooseVA, Uncategorized, VA Careers|Comments Off on As a VA health care leader, Dr. Glennon Park ensures that Veterans receive the best emergency care

Make a difference in Veterans’ mental health while living in one of Reader’s Digest’s nicest places in America: Become a psychiatrist at Battle Creek VA

A career as a psychiatrist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Battle Creek VA Medical Center is an opportunity to provide compassionate care for the nation’s Veterans while enjoying a high quality of life in an area considered one of the nicest places in America. “Battle Creek is a smaller facility where everybody knows each other,” said Medical Center Director James Doelling, who [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|ChooseVA, VA Careers|Comments Off on Make a difference in Veterans’ mental health while living in one of Reader’s Digest’s nicest places in America: Become a psychiatrist at Battle Creek VA

Building successful community relationships: the Pee Dee Area Community Veterans Engagement Board

Community Veterans Engagement Boards across the country meet on a regular basis and by working together with VA and other community partners, are building stronger networks to support our Nation's Veterans and service members, like the Pee Dee Area Veterans Advisory Council (PDAVAC). The CVEB recently hosted its monthly public engagement forum followed by a statewide summit of all four community Veterans engagement boards (CVEBs) in South Carolina at the Florence County Department of Veterans Services.

By |April 26th, 2019|Vets Experience|Comments Off on Building successful community relationships: the Pee Dee Area Community Veterans Engagement Board

VA Diffusion – spreading and implementing best practices to improve care for our nation’s Veterans

As VA moves towards a true spirit of innovation through the MyVA initiative, leadership and staff across the country are pitching in their time, creativity, passion, and a true understanding of Veterans’ needs to help improve the VA experience. These “innovations” address the Under Secretary for Health, Dr. David Shulkin’s top priorities including: Access Employee Engagement Care Coordination Best Practices Veterans’ Trust in VA Care [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Health|7 Comments

Going beyond the numbers to better serve Veterans who are homeless

As a doctor, I learned that data on a chart or in a report could only tell me so much about my patients. Talking with them face-to-face is how I got beyond the numbers, and grasped the true status of their health and well-being. Now, as VA Under Secretary for Health, I take a similar approach with the Veterans that VA cares for and serves, [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|Health, Top Stories|9 Comments

Veterans Day 2015: Ceremonies and events

On this Veterans Day, we salute our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation. Find some of the many Veterans Day 2015 ceremonies and events being held nationwide below. This is not a complete list. Don't see your [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|Honoring Vets, Top Stories|88 Comments

Group of respected medical experts to advise VA on health care for 9 million Veterans

VA today announced a new 11-member Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) composed of leading medical experts to assist the department in delivering health care to the 9 million Veterans enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration. The SMAG is a reconstituted federally-chartered committee that advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, through the Under Secretary for Health, on matters related to health care delivery, research, education, training [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|News Releases|5 Comments

McDonald: Academic affiliations a source of strength for VA, medical schools

On Sunday, March 29, VA Secretary Bob McDonald spoke to the Association of American of Medical Colleges Council of Deans spring meeting in San Diego, California. Below are his remarks. Good evening, everyone, and thank you for sharing this time with me. Not long ago, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson—my good friend and West Point classmate—observed about VA, “There’s simply no other health care system [...]

By |March 30th, 2015|Academic Affiliations, Health, Vets Experience|4 Comments
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