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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center


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Mary BaderLocal Veteran Competes to Stay Healthy
It’s not often you find something that makes staying in shape fun, but that’s exactly what Veteran and retired VA employee, Mary Bader has done.
Video Chat multi-personVeterans: How Can VA Improve Your Health Care?
VA is hosting public virtual listening sessions to hear from Veterans on how to design a health care system of the future. John J. Pershing VA Medical Center event April 8, 2021.
Left to right:  Melvin, Acklin, and Jones talk with Dr. Noble (on the screen)"I feel like a superhero"
Vietnam Veteran, Donnie Acklin says he’s lived a great life, despite a few challenges. The oldest of seven children, Acklin was born on Thanksgiving Day in his grandmother’s house in the small Missouri town.
Mr. James Alphin shooting.Straight Shooter Aims for Good Health
If life gives you lemons…shoot ‘em. That’s the philosophy of Mr. James “Diamondback Billy” and Mrs. Dena “Snake Charmer” Alphin, anyway. James and Dena Alphin are the sort of people everyone wants to hang around.
Perry James“When you start enjoying life – things are good.”
Army Veteran, Perry James was taking approximately 400 hydrocodone/month due to service-connected chronic pain.
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.

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