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Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC

 

Local Features

LaCresha Mitchum talks with Army Veteran William BakerLaCresha_Mitchum
Profile of LaCresha Mitchum, a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator, and diabetic coordinator for the WJB Dorn VA, and considered a champion warrior to those who suffer with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.
Beverly BuchananDorn nurse selected as AHA spokesperson
Beverly Buchanan, specialty nurse at Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, selected as a national spokesperson for the 2017-2018 American Heart Association "Go Red" campaign
Army Veteran Leroy Hills inspects a cart with the quality assurance process for sterilization.SPS
Sterile Process Service at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is a Veterans' first line of defense against microbes. The SPS keeps the hospital equipment here sterilized.
KeyboardConner Foundation
Christopher Conner Foundation of Lexington, S.C. offers music and songwriting lessons to local Veterans at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. Conner was local artist who dies of cancer in 2007.
Holiday Tree Gathering CeremonyDorn continues annual reverence to fallen heroes
From November 2015 through October 2016, another group of honored Veterans, who were once patients in the Warriors Walk Hospice Care unit of Dorn VA Medical Center, have completed their service in the military…and life.
CLC residents enjoy a buffet lunchDorn’s CLC residents enjoy buffet-style lunch
The WJB Dorn VAMC The Nutrition and Food Services at Dorn prepares a buffet-style lunch for CLC residents once a month to celebrate special observances, holidays, and birthdays.
Dorn VAMC Logistic staff photograph. Taken in 2013. By Ken HoltLogistics Keeps Care Going at Dorn VAMC
Everything that moves within the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) has had logistics involvement in some fashion. Read more about this talented group of employees.
Dorn VAMC’s Director Timothy McMurry, center, with executive leadership and Congressman Joe Wilson, as they greet Tele-ICU providers from the Cincinnati, Ohio VAMC via a video link after initiating Dorn’s new Tele-ICU system. VA Photo/Ken HoltNew Tele-ICU unit Goes Live at Dorn VA
The Dorn VAMC continues to take leaps into becoming the VA of the 21st Century by implementing the latest technology to serve Veterans at its various sites of care in Columbia and the Upstate Region.
Photo of Dorn VA's new Mobile Medical Unit that provides a mobile location for cardiology care.Dorn VA takes Cardiology Care to Rural Veteran
The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center takes Cardiology Care to Rural Veteran: New Mobile Medical Unit addresses need of access to care and improves quality of life.
Two Dorn VA staff speaking with a Veteran at the September 24 Outreach Fair.VA hosts successful Outreach Fair and Town Hall
Dorn VA staff assisting Veterans at the Sept. 24 Outreach Fair that was followed by a Town Hall meeting. The successful events provided information on VA health care and an open forum for Veterans. VA Photo: Ken Holt

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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