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Kansas City VA Medical Center


Local Features

Health Promotion Disease Prevention LogoHelping Veterans through Prevention
The Health Promotion Disease Prevention program is national wide and focuses on changing how the VA provides care to our Veterans. It also assists the Veterans in taking steps to become more involved in their own care.
Veteran Bruce Welsch is checking out the new check in kiosks!Check Out the Check In Kiosks!
Veterans are able to check in for appointments, print appointment lists, change their address, next of kin, emergency contact, and insurance info securely through the kiosks. There are 19 new kiosks.
VA Medical Foster Home - Where Heroes Meet AngelsSupport at Home – Where Heroes Meet Angels
Aging and disabled Veterans are finding a new place to call home. In 2014, the Kansas City VA started the Medical Foster Home (MFH) program. It is a wonderful program to help the long term care needs of Veterans.
Janet Hessenflow, Executive Director of Crossroads Hospice in Kansas City, and Kelly Artis, Caring More award winner.Kelly Artis Receives the Caring More Award
Kelly Artis Receives the Caring More Award. The Award recognizes a social worker who goes above and beyond for patients and the community and provides a donation to a charity of their choice.
2013 Service of the Year, Fiscal Department Staff.Congratulations to Fiscal, Service of the Year
Congratulations to KCVA Fiscal Department for being the 2013 Service of the Year! Read more about how our Fiscal Department earned this title and how they work to improve Veteran care every day.
Pedro and his team reach the summit.Soldier to Summit
It was two in the morning when I stepped outside to join the rest of the team. The moment that I had been preparing for in the last three months was finally here. Although the temperature was
Bell Donated in appreciation form Jewish War Veterans MO-KAN Post 605Ring this bell, three times well!
Ring this Bell, Three Times Well! Traditionally, ringing a bell means something noteworthy is happening. For our Veterans who complete their radiation therapy, it is a way to say, “I’ve made it.”
Watercolor by Jim DutcherRecovery Through Art
In an effort to combat stigma about mental illness and highlight the artistic talent of Veterans in KCVA Mental Health programs, the KCVA Veterans Advisory Council on Mental Health sponsored “Recovery Through Art”.
Mr. Willis and Dr. MillerMOVE! Success Story Update
The last time we interviewed Mr. Willis, he was still using a wheelchair. His exercise consisted of abdominal crunches from the sitting position either in the chair or on the side of his bed.
Sensitivity Test - Jello, Necco candy wafers, and sweet tarts.Lab Staff "Make it Work"!
Each year, during the month of April, the Kansas City VA Medical Center celebrates the contributions of its laboratory professionals to our Veterans. As part of our celebration this year, we had activities such as “Pathology Specimen Look-alike” and our version of the TV show Project Runway: “Laboratory Runway”.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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