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image of MTVA map with PCP staffing and locations as of Feb. 9, 2018Montana VA Primary Care Provider update, Feb. 2018
The Montana VA has recently received numerous inquiries concerning primary care provider vacancies across the state. The executive leadership team wants our Veterans, their families and the public to know the facts.
State of Montana VA, Oct. 20, in HelenaState of Montana VA presentation, Oct. 20
Veterans, VA employees, family members, the general public, and media are all invited to join the Montana VA staff for the State of Montana VA presentation, Oct. 20. Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Finding Of No Significant Impact logoFinding of no significant impact - Freedom's Path
Finding of no significant impact for enhanced use lease project at Fort Harrison VAMC. The Freedom's Path project renovates 11 existing buildings and constructs two more to create 42 housing units for homeless veterans.
Public Comment imagePublic Comment for Freedom's Path project
The VA is asking for public review & comment thru Aug. 30 of the draft environmental assessment for the Freedom’s Path Project at the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center as part of the Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) program.
Thumbnail image of flyer for Billings VA Town Hall, June 22Billings VA Town Hall, June 22
The next Montana VA town hall & health fair is in Billings, June 22, from 5pm to 6:30pm. The event will be at the Billings VA Clinic at 1766 Majestic Lane in the main lobby of the Majestic Specialty Clinic building.
Event flyer for Helena VA Town Hall, June 14Helena VA Town Hall, June 14, at Fort Harrison VA
Montana VA will host its next town hall & health fair in Helena, June 14, 5:30-7pm, in the Fort Harrison VA Rec Hall. This event is open to the public. Senior leaders and staff experts will be available for questions.
Flyer for Town Hall, May 9, at Great Falls College-MSUGreat Falls Town Hall, May 9
Montana VA will host the next town hall & health fair in Great Falls, May 9, from noon to 2pm on the Great Falls College-MSU campus in Heritage Hall. This event is open to the public
Image of flyer for Missoula Town Hall, March 28Rescheduled Missoula Town Hall now March 28
The next Veterans Town Hall hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs will be in Missoula, March 28. This event was originally scheduled in early February but was cancelled due to weather and icy road conditions.
MyVA Access logo (180x130)Same Day Access services in Montana
One of the VA's goals is for Veterans to receive same day access to primary care & mental health services by the end of 2016. The Montana VA has launched many initiatives to focus our staff and our systems to that end.
Event flyer with CANCELLED superimposedMissoula Town Hall, Feb. 2
Due to concerns regarding weather and the safety of those Veterans & staff scheduled to travel, the VA Montana Director has cancelled the upcoming town hall in Missoula, Feb. 2.

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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