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White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont

 

Local Features

PTSD Awareness MonthPTSD Awareness
For PTSD Awareness Month (June), the National Center for PTSD writes about the causation, symptoms, and treatment of PTSD as well as where to find resources to help everyone better understand the options.
Fisher House Foundation LogoWRJ VAMC to Receive a Fisher House
The White River Junction VA Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of 14 new VA facilities to receive a Fisher House to help care for our Veterans, their family members and caregivers.
Dr. Brett Rusch, Chief of StaffWhite River Jct VAMC: New Chief of Staff Appointed
The White River Junction VA Medical Center (WRJ VAMC) is pleased to announce the formal selection of Brett Rusch, MD, as the new Chief of Staff for the Vermont VA Medical Center.
VA Drug Take Back DayDrug Take Back Day
Veterans and Staff are encouraged to come to the Lobby of Building 1 to dispose of any unused or expired prescription medication. A Pharmacist will also be on hand to answer any questions about precription medications.
Dr. HamblenDavid M. Worthen Award Winner
Jessica Hamblen, PhD, Acting Deputy Executive Director and Deputy for Education with the VA National Center for PTSD, will receive the David M. Worthen Award for Career Achievement in Educational Excellence.
Summer of ServiceSummer of Service
Come join us for a Summer of Service Open House. On August 20, 2015 White River Junction VA Medical Center will host the medical center’s 2nd Summer of Summer of Service Voluntary Outreach and Open House.
new fenceWRJ VA Fence
Starting July 20 we will begin work to extend the existing fence located at the White River Junction VA Medical Center main entrance. The existing fence will be extended across the front lawn toward the VA Cutoff Road.
Summer of Service Open HouseSummer of Service Open House
Veteran Service Organizations, Community Partners and friends, are invited to learn about VA careers, volunteer opportunities, and a wide range of services available to Veterans.
Employee of the MonthEmployee of the Month
White River Junction VA Medical Center Employee of the Month: Karen Rediker, Special Programs. Karen is a highly respected member of our VA team and is a great resource in our community.
Tomorrow’s Veterans: Honoring High School Senior Military EnlisteesTomorrow’s Veterans
Tomorrow’s Veterans: Honoring High School Senior Military Enlistees White River Junction VA is having its third annual recognition event for High School Seniors enlisting in the Military May 17, 2015 at 2:00pm.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
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.

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