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Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center

Local Features

Debbie and other VA staff participating in the Cascadia Rising Earthquake Drill in 2016Former Army and VA Nurse Educator Retires
After a successful 20 year career as an Army trauma and critical care nurse, Debbie Duncan, Nurse Educator is retiring. She topped that by serving Veterans and staff during her career at Mann-Grandstaff VAMC.
CRNA, John GivensSpokane VA Anesthetist is a Shining Example
John Givens has just earned a promotion, 20-plus years in the making. "I have the best job," says the husband and father of two, who chose to forfeit the higher salary to proudly serve military Veterans.
Dr. Parry and Navy Veteran John CopelandPhysician Working to Expand Health Care
He smiles a lot and it’s contagious. He keeps things loose for his co-workers and the Veterans he serves. Everyone likes and respects Dr. Parry, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Integrative Health.
Flu Shot Lobby ClinicFlu Shot Clinics
Flu shots are now available at all Mann-Grandstaff VAMC Primary Care sites on Monday, October 3rd and will continue through the month of October (no clinic on Monday, October 10).
Honoring the Fallen and Healing Through a Traveling MuseumWar Veteran’s Calling: Honoring the Fallen and He
Vietnam War Veteran Arnie Holt’s respect for others is easy to see. He has a vision and he’s compelled to honor all Veterans where Holt formally presents a “roll call” depicting each Veteran’s service.
Disabled Veterans Sports AssociationDisability? None for this Vietnam War Veteran
A popular Veteran, VA employee, and former volunteer, Walt Mabe is riding off into the sunset, deciding to retire following recent surgery. Nearly 48-years ago, an (IED) detonated underneath Walt Mabe while he fought.
Ms. Christine Haas, (US Army Veteran) Health Care Administration Service at Mann-Grandstaff VAMC outlines the Veterans Choice Program for local private practice health care industry representatives operating in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.Spreading Good Word About Veterans Choice Program
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center’s Health Care Administration welcomed more than 60 people representing the local and regional health care industry during two workshops, focused on the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).
Interim Director  J. Ronald Johnson and Barbara Carrara, MSN, RNVA’s Home Telehealth RN Insulin Protocol Published
Telehealth Nurses at Mann-Grandstaff VAMC in Spokane, WA are earning national acclaim for their RN Insulin Adjustment Protocol, which is expected to be duplicated and utilized around the country.
Mann-Grandstaff VolunteersTed Siekerman Retires with “Heart of Gold"
Ted Siekerman is an USMC Veteran who has been volunteering at the Mann-Grandstaff VA MC for 31 years. On August 12, 2015, his last day serving Veterans, he accumulated 45,000 hours of volunteer service.
VA Nursing staff, including Dr. Nancy Benton, AD/Patient Care Services Nurse Executive at center congratulate the mentors and graduating VALOR nurses from July 2015 at Mann-Grandstaff VAMC in Spokane, WA.VALOR Program Gets Nurses Trained
Nurses, selected from a field of candidates all having an exceptional grade-point average and a focus in a clinical service the VA provides for Veterans, completed VA’s Learning Opportunities Residency program.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
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.

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