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Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center

 

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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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
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.

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