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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. 
OEF / OIF / OND Welcome Home event on Sept. 13Welcome Home event on Sept. 13
OEF / OIF / OND Welcome Home event on Sept. 13- free admission to the zoo for Veterans and their families. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 RSVP email to Welcomehome@va.gov; (503) 273-5075 or 1-800-949-1004, ext. 53062
VA Veterans Town Hall Aug. 5, 2015Veterans Town Hall Aug 5, 2015
Please join VAPORHCS Director and Veterans Benefits Administration Portland Regional Office Director for a Town Hall meeting and VBA Claims Clinic. You can also join the conversation at six of VAPORHCS CBOCS.
VAPORHCS Doctors stand next to a CT scanner.Lung Cancer - new research
VAPORHCS research finds new low-dose CT scan program may help save lives. Portland is one of eight VA facilities chosen to develop a comprehensive a lung cancer screening system aimed at high-risk Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

VA Chaplin speaking with Veteran about spiritualityTalking Spiritual about Moral Injury
VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
Women Veterans Call Center EmployeeVA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online
The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran throwing Javelin at Golden Age GamesVeteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit
Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Image of Veteran outdoors with friends and his horseDying Veteran Emotional Last Request
Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by treesPTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy
After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days
Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
 Image of a male volunteer handing out clothes to a male Veteran. I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.
Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.

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