The April-June 2013 issue of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center's newsletter - VA Voice of the Northwoods is now available. Highlights include One on One with the Chief of Staff, OGJVAMC Volunteers, Service Spotlight, Kudos, and Employee Spotlight. Check it out here.
The week of May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and we honor the dedicated men and women who are the compassionate backbone of the Veterans’ health care system – nurses. The theme of National Nurses Week 2013 is “Nurses: Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care”, and no one puts more passion into the health care profession than VA nurses. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the nation’s largest single employer of nurses. VA nurses lead their profession in education and training, clinical responsibility and research, but their passion comes from VA’s mission – caring for Veterans. VA nurses are integral and equal members of our health care team of professionals. No health care professional is closer to the Veterans we care for than a VA nurse. Veterans and families rely on them for their compassion, and the VA relies on them for setting the highest clinical care standards. That reliance is well placed. VA’s recognition as a leader in health care, patient safety and research is due in large part to nurses. We are proud to be associated with the nurses who serve our nation’s heroes at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and its seven community Outpatient Clinics across the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. Full Story
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a 2K walk and health fair on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, to promote healthy living and benefit homeless Veterans. The event is open to the public of all ages. “Our goal is to provide an event for our staff, Veterans and the local community that helps homeless Veterans through donated items while promoting healthy life style changes and behaviors,” said Darlene Johnson, coordinator for the Medical Center’s Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program. People participating in the 2K walk at the medical center may do so at their convenience during the following times: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration for the 2K walk will be held at the main entrance of the medical center. The health fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include healthy living booths provided by the various departments as well as the VA Mobile Vet Center and a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety display. For those wishing to donate new items to benefit homeless Veterans, a suggested list can be found at www.ironmountain.va.gov/documents/VA2KDonationList.pdf. Full Story
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