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News from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Press Releases

VA Partners with Prostate Cancer Foundation to Expand Clinical Research (11/29/2016)

As a national leader in oncology advancement and as the largest integrated healthcare system in the nation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced an important and substantial partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to prevent, screen and promote research to speed the development of treatments and cures for prostate cancer among Veterans. Announcement of the partnership was made during Launch Pad: Pathways to Cancer InnoVAtion, a joint VA/PCF summit held today that brings together world-class oncology experts, corporate and nonprofit partners to discuss research, big data, technology and clinical solutions to advance screening, diagnostics and care coordination for cancer and to promote the implementation of best practices across the VA healthcare system.

VA Lauded by National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable for Screening Rates (11/22/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has received Hall of Fame recognition by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCR) for achieving an 82 percent colorectal cancer screening rate, which exceeds the NCCR goal of 80 percent and the national average, which is in the 60 percent range. NCCR was established in 1997 by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations along with invited individuals.

VA Celebrates New Strategic Partnerships on Veterans Day (11/10/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced nine new strategic partnerships that will provide additional health care and support services for Veterans and their families. These new formal relationships are the latest in a series of strategic partnerships developed to bring the private and public sectors together with VA to enhance the Veteran experience.

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Celebrating the grand opening of the New Orleans VA hospital

Posted: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:00:51 +0000

On Friday, November 18th officials celebrated the grand opening of the Veterans Affairs hospital in New Orleans. The 1.7 million-square-foot hospital, sits atop 31 acres.

The cutting-edge campus will employ as many as 2,800 people. This includes 220 doctors, along with hundreds of medical students and residents in-training for 172 different positions.

Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, himself an Army veteran, said “we ask so much of our veterans. We ask them to risk everything. Literally everything so that our nation might remain free. And because we ask everything of them, the least we can do is to give them the very best care and respect in return.”

VA is extremely proud to open another location to honor the service of our Veterans. And a new location means new opportunities for health care professionals. In New Orleans and across the nation, VA eagerly seeks passionate and motivated individuals to join our organization and give back to Veterans. Consider joining us in New Orleans or any of our VA locations. Search now for career opportunities in your area.




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