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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center


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Data SecurityNew Privacy Protocols
New protocols are in place for furniture moves, including a two-person verification system and a locked staging area.
Eichler in the Army, circa 1950“The best thing that’s ever happened to me"
Harry Eichler celebrated his 89th birthday in early March, but he still has plenty of memories that turn into stories for the interested listener.
Town Hall FlyerVA to Host Town Hall Meeting in Poplar Bluff
The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center announced a town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, at the Elks Lodge north of Poplar Bluff; located at 2452, US Highway 67.
MOVE LogoMOVE! Makes a Difference
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and through awareness campaigns and health education efforts, word is spreading that diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure.
Gerald RogersOne Veteran Making a Difference
Sikeston resident, Gerald Rogers, is a kindly man, with an easy smile and a good sense of humor. Originally from Morehouse, Missouri, Rogers enlisted in the Army in 1961, five days after turning seventeen.
Kenneth Cline is a John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Wall of Valor HonoreeVeteran Uses VIST Services to Overcome Challenges
Sergeant First Class Kenneth James Cline is a bona fide hero. The kind we wave American flags for and parents point out to their children during parades.
Mr. and Mrs. KennedyA Veterans Day Story
It isn't every day you meet a couple like Kathy and Ardell Kennedy; two World War II-era Veterans who are spending forever together after meeting in a Navy chow line.
Know Your VANew Patient Orientation at the Poplar Bluff VAMC
On the second Tuesday of every month, Veterans and their friends /family may attend a new patient orientation class to help them learn more about the benefits and services offered through this facility.
Answers to any questions about VA Healthcare.FAQs about the Veterans Choice Program
Frequently Asked Questions about the Veterans Choice Program: If you are in doubt about your eligibility status please call the Choice Program Call Center at 866-606-8198 or use the questionnaire linked in this article.
Healthy Living LogoHealth Promotion and Disease Prevention
As we grow older, the importance of living healthy and making healthy choices is paramount to our quality of life. The focus of HPDP program is to promote the nine Healthy Living Messages.

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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