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Veteran Connection NewsletterOctober Veteran Connection Newsletter
Download the October 2016 VA Portland Veteran Connection Newsletter now! Get the latest news from VAPORHCS on event, activities and resources. Sign up to get it sent direct you every month. logoGet your flu shots now
Here are the details for Veterans to get their flu shots this fall and winter. Please, for the health and safety of yourself, your family, and those around you, do not wait to get yours.
Veterans Town Hall Sept. 24 at 10:30 amVeteran Town Hall and VBA Claims Clinic - 24 Sept
Join us for a VETERANS TOWN HALL and VBA Claims Clinic, Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Portland VA Vancouver Campus in the Columbia Rm. Please bring your questions, ideas and feedback. Hope to see you there!
Attention all Patients.  Have you traveled abroad in the past 30 days?Have YOU traveled abroad in the past 30 days?
Have YOU traveled abroad in the past 30 days? If so, for your safety and that of others around you, please notify staff immediately if you feel ill with: FEVER, COUGH, NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIARRHEA or a RASH.
Michael W. FisherNew VA Portland Health Care System Director
VA Portland welcomes new health care system director to start in late July. Michael W. Fisher joins the VA Portland team from where he currently serves as Director at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS).
VAPORHCS and VBA Portland Regional Office Directors co-host a Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at Portland VA Medical Center.  Claims Clinic begins at 4 p.m. to talk about a Veterans specific issues.Veterans Town Hall & VBA Claims Clinic, May 26
VAPORHCS and VBA Portland Regional Office Directors co-host a Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. at Portland VA Medical Center. Claims Clinic begins at 4 p.m. to talk about a Veterans specific issues.
New Fairview Clinic at 1800 NE Market Drive, Fairview, OR 97024New Fairview Clinic Ribbon Cutting March 3, 2016
The new Fairview Clinic (formerly 'East CBOC') Ribbon Cutting & Open House is March 3, 2016 at 10:30 am. Please join us! The East CBOC will close Mar. 4 for the transition. The new Fairview clinic will open Mar. 11.
VAPORHCS Director's Veterans Day MessageHappy Veterans Day!
Veterans, thank you for your service to our nation! We at VAPORHCS are honored and proud to serve you. Please see the Veterans Day message from the VA Portland Health Care System Director.
5 pm at the VAPORHCS Vancouver Campus, Bldg 11, 3rd Flr, Columbia Rm.Veterans Town Hall and VBA Claims Clinic
VAPORHCS and VBA Portland Regional Office Directors co-host a Veterans Town Hall on Nov. 9 at 5 pm for a Town Hall at the Vancouver Campus. Talk to VBA and VAPORHCS staff about specific issues starting at 4 pm.
A VA facility near you is offering shots  now for Veterans.Flu shots now available at the VA
The Annual Influenza (Flu) Immunization Drive began September 15, 2015, in the VA Portland Health Care System Atrium of the main hospital and at your local VA health clinic. 

From the Veterans Health Administration

Elderly men, sitting at a table enjoying a cup of coffee while talking to one anotherAre You Ready to Make Your Choices?
Are you ready to make your choices? Advance Care Planning: Your preferences for future health care. Advance Directive: Tell others your preferences and who you have chosen to be your Health Care Agent.
VA nurses Heather Frank (L) and Jill Jefferson along with Simulator SAM during  ICU simulation training at the VA medical center in Des Moines, Iowa.Heather Frank - One of VA’s Top Nurses
Introducing Heather Frank, one of VA's and Iowa's, Top Nurses, whose extra effort has helped Vietnam Veterans in her Iowa Veteran Affairs hospital, receive awards for their service.
Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran Robert Hall and Primary Care Physician Dr. Sabrina FelsonVietnam Marine Corps Veteran – Forever Proud
Vietnam Vet, given grave cancer prognosis, says his top priority is family and his 11-month-old spirited grandson. “When my dad lies down next to him, Jayden just falls asleep.”
Veteran Lewis Taylor in Medical Foster HomeCouples Caring for Veterans in Foster Homes
There is an alternative to a nursing home for eligible Veterans. VA's Medical Foster Home Program is for Veterans no longer able to safely live independently. Here are two couples who participate.
Doctor and Veteran PatientSan Diego VA Doctor Patients’ Best Friend
He reminds his patients of “those doctors from 50 years ago where they sit down and talk to you and are like your best friend. ”Meet Dr. James Michelson of VA San Diego.
VA Nurse and patient talkingCaring for Veterans at Work and at Home
VA has great employees and some of the best are our nurses. Drema Bratton, a VA nurse for 37 years, was recently named Nurse of the Year at her Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
A parent and Veteran sitting together“They Saved My Son's Life”
Families of Veterans with problems have a remarkable confidential VA program designed to assist them in finding the help they need with compassion, patience and understanding.
Social Add, Be there for a Veteran in CrisisBe There for a Veteran in Crisis
September is Suicide Prevention Month and VA is asking for the entire nation’s help in reducing Veteran suicide and calling on everyone to Be There for Veterans and Service members.
Veterans planking at the GymHealth and Fitness for Older Veterans
VA's Gerofit fitness and health promotion program reduces the risk of the need for nursing home care by developing individually tailored, functionally-based exercise for America's older Veterans.
Dr. Bush and Army Veteran Michael Fuller I am here to help, that is my gift to you.
VA Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush lost her hearing as a child and understands the challenges of Veterans with hearing problems. Read her inspiring story of turning her experiences into helping Veterans.

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