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2014-04-04 23:00:12

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital will host a ribbon cutting for its new Polytrauma and Rehabilitation Center facilities on April 12 at 1 p.m. followed by a tour and reception. This is the newest a state-of-the-art facility in the VA system of care that provides comprehensive, compassionate, high-quality, and inter-disciplinary care to veteran and active-duty patients and their families. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Who: James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics What: JAHVH...

2011-07-30 01:52:29

More than 8 in 10 Ontarians say they would want to be taken directly to a trauma center if they were seriously injured More than eight in 10 Ontarians say they would want to be taken directly to a trauma centre if they were seriously injured, even if another hospital were closer, a new poll has found. The poll, conducted for researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, also found that 40 per cent of respondents believe they can get access to a trauma centre within an hour of calling 911. Neither...

2010-07-22 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During recent visits to VA polytrauma rehabilitation centers, American Legion officials discovered staffing shortages in several specialty areas, attributed to competitive salaries being offered for such positions in the private sector. "The American Legion finds this unacceptable," said Denise Williams in her written testimony before a House subcommittee today. "The Department of Veterans Affairs needs to step up their recruiting efforts in...

2010-02-26 10:55:00

State-of-Art "Polytrauma Center" Funded WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the award of two contracts totaling $41.5 million to create a "polytrauma center" that cares for the most severely injured Veterans and to improve the existing wards at the Audie L. Murphy VA Medical Center. "A top priority for VA is providing greater access to VA's health care system and higher quality of care for the nation's Veterans," Secretary of...

2009-09-23 10:47:00

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two researchers for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Palo Alto, Calif., were recognized with the Olin Teague Award for their research in vision issues that led to improved eye and vision injury examination techniques for Veterans. "VA has identified these techniques as 'best practices' and now requires eye exams for all patients with traumatic brain injury at VA polytrauma centers," said VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich at the awards...

2009-06-19 06:15:48

Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) has reached critical levels in modern-day warfare. The current issue of Journal of Neurotrauma focuses on the intensive efforts to develop effective treatment strategies and model systems for studying the cause and effects of explosive blast TBI. This special issue of Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is free online at www.liebertpub.com/neu A comprehensive and clearly presented overview of the field...

2008-07-25 12:01:20

By Kristina Peterson, Palo Alto Daily News, Calif. Jul. 25--As a proposed expansion of the Stanford Medical Center slowly wends its way through Palo Alto's review process, the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System has fast-tracked a massive reconstruction project at its Palo Alto and Menlo Park campuses. The system plans to construct the nation's largest veterans rehabilitation hospital, as well as new bone and joint, blind rehabilitation and psychiatric centers -- all as part of...

2007-04-23 06:01:55

To: HEALTH/MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Rob Black of American Occupational Therapy Association, +1-301-641-4815, rblack@aota.org BETHESDA, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amputations, combat stress and traumatic brain injuries are just a few of the war injuries that Major Matthew St. Laurent has treated as a U.S. Army occupational therapist. Although he is currently assigned to a duty post at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the New Hampshire native also has served on the front...


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