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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

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.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.

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