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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

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My Life My Story Logo for US Armyand William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans HospitalFor the Record: Veterans Share Life Stories
VA hospitals across the country welcome hundreds of our nation’s Veterans, each with their own unique story of life experience and military service. Sharing these stories was the impetus behind My Life, My Story .
Logo for Hospital being named LGBT Healthcare Equality Index (HEI)  for 2015 and 2016Hospital Once Again Leader in LGBT Equitable Care
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation by demonstrating its commitment to equitable, inclusive care.
Female doctor with a female patient in doctor's officeTop Honors - Joint Commission, Magnet, HEI
The hospital has received national recognition from three organizations: 1) the Joint Commission, 2) the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission, and 3) the Human Rights Campaign.
Marine Corporal Chester Nez -  Last of the Original Navajo Code Talkers in WWIINavajo Code Talker - Corporal Chester Nez
Corporal Chester Nez was one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers who used their native language to help win WWII by confounding Japanese who were intercepting American communications.
U.S. Flag with the word "Vote"Women's Equality Day, August 26th - Right to Vote
VA proudlly joints the nation in celebrating Women's Equality Day each year on August 26th. Congress designated this date to honor women's continuing efforts toward full equality and the right to vote granted in 1920.
U.S. Flag with the word VoteWomen's Equality Day, August 26th - Right to Vote
VA proudly joins the nation in celebrating Women's Equality Day each year on Aug. 26. Congress designated this date in 1971 to honor women's continuing efforts toward full equality and the right to vote granted in 1920.
Veteran at a wellness check upWomen's Health Week: May 11-17, 2014
Women's Health Week is a week-long observance that promotes women's health and encourages women to take steps to focus on wellness and make their health a priority. Take time for yourself!
2013 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) Logo -  Leader in LGBT Healthcare EqualityMadison VA Hospital is LGBT Health Care Leader
In the wake of the 2011 repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) responded to optimize care for the nation’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans.
A sample of the new redesign.We've Re-Designed Our Entire Website for You!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. This redesign is based on feedback from Veterans and VA facilities around the country.
Japanese-American unit moves out of old command post - St. Die Area France, Nov. 13, 1944Go For Broke: The 442nd RCT
The motto of the 442nd Regimental Control Team (RCT) was “Go for Broke.” It’s a gambling term that means risking everything on one great effort to win big. These Japanese-American soldiers won big to prove their loyalty in WWII.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.

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