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White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont

Local Features

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.
HEI Award LogoWRJ VAMC Breaking Down Equality Barriers
White River Junction VAMC has received the Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality award from the Human Rights Campaign, and an Innovations and Collaborations grant from the Vermont Community Foundation.
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

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.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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