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Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center

 

Local Features

Dr. Robert J. Fischer and Ms. Tracye B. Davis, Interim Medical Center DirectorPhysician Takes Helm of VAMC in Spokane
The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is happy to announce the arrival of new Medical Center Director, Dr. Robert J. Fischer to Spokane. In addition to being a U.S. Military Veteran, Dr. Fischer is an OB-GYN physician.
Tracye B. Davis, FACHEMGVAMC Welcomes Interim Director
Tracye B. Davis, FACHE and the Deputy Director at VISN 20’s Portland VA Health Care System began her detail as Interim Medical Center Director at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center effective June 9, 2017.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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