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VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System

Local Features

View of the redesigned website.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. We think you’ll find it easy-to-use, functional, and organized around the information you need.
Image of Wanda standing at her husband's bedside.Wanda's Story
When anticipating retirement, Wanda had never pictured her husband being physically bound to his bed. Bob, a Veteran of the U.S. Army, wanted nothing more than to stay in his home, despite his life-altering condition.
Illustration with words healthy living and Quit Tobacco on itWhy Should You Be Tobacco Free?
Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and protect your family’s health. If you are using tobacco, the VA can help you quit.
My HealtheVet graphicVA Prescriptions Through My HealtheVet
With two clicks of the computer mouse, VA Prescriptions can be filled. Registering for My HealtheVet will eliminate minutes spent waiting on the telephone to refill VA Prescriptions and time spent gathering up medicine bottles to punch each prescription number into the phone.
Two Veterans TalkingVA Hires Veterans to serve Veterans
Patterson, a medical doctor and Veteran that receives his care at VA, thinks My HealtheVet helps VA health care teams and Veterans better partner. Mr. Westveer and Dr. Patterson like that My HealtheVet puts tools for healthy living in their own hands.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.

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