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Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC

 

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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
Dorn VA Medical Center Logistic Service employee Leland WoernerTop 2014 VA Feds Feed Families Contributor
Dorn VA Medical Center Logistic Service employee Leland Woerner named top 2014 VA Feds Feed Families contributor - Highest individual donation in the Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Phan applies pigments to match the skin tone.The Other Face of VA Dentistry
In the article "The Other Face of VA Dentistry" Dr. Dai Phan, DDS, discusses prosthetic reconstruction for the oral cavity and the maxillofacial region for a Veteran. Original article published in VAntage VA Blog.
Research assistant holding a test tube at a new automated biomarker lab at the Columbia, S.C., VA Medical Center. Photo by Matt Splett/USCSMNew lab is leap forward
"This new facility represents the close partnership between the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia and the clinicians and staff at the DORN VAMC," Dr. Marlene Wilson, USCSOM

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
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.

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