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Milwaukee VA In the News

A poster advertising yogaWellness Power Hour at Milwaukee VA promotes healthy relationships

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is working to promote healthy relationships.The monthly event is part of what's called the "Whole Health" program and utilizes a number of different workouts. Veterans can try everything from yoga to Thai chi. (CBS58-TV, Milwaukee, Feb. 19, 2020)

A student prepares cookiesMenomonee Falls students make valentines cookies for veterans at Milwaukee VA hospital

Middle school students in Menomonee Falls made valentines for veterans Wednesday, Feb. 3. And they weren't just any valentines -- they were edible valentines. The heart-shaped cookies for patients at Milwaukee's VA Hospital will be delivered on Monday, Feb. 10. (FOX6-TV, Milwaukee, Feb. 5, 2020)

Outside of Milwaukee VA Medical CenterMilwaukee VA to hold registered nurse hiring fair

The Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center is holding a Registered Nurse Career Fair Wednesday, Jan. 29 to hire about 80 positions for all shifts and departments. According to the VA, full-time salaries range from $60,568 to $105,521, plus a 13 percent shift and 25 percent weekend differential. (CBS58-TV, Milwaukee, Jan. 27, 2020)

Patient looking at a laptop screenMilwaukee VA conducts nearly 1,500 virtual appointments in program's 1st year

The Milwaukee Veterans Administration medical center has completed almost 1,500 virtual medical appointments over the past year, thanks to its free telehealth service, according to a Jan. 22 WITI report. Since rolling out the free telehealth service in 2019, several hundred patients at the Milwaukee VA have participated in virtual appointments, according to the report.(Becker's Hospital Review, Jan. 27, 2020)

Patient looking at a laptop screenMilwaukee VA rolls out new tool to help vets connect with doctors at no extra cost

The Milwaukee Office of Veterans Affairs is rolling out a new tool to help veterans connect with their doctors. Late Wednesday morning, Jan. 22 on a quiet street in Slinger, a veteran is having a health check-up. The doctor working with him is more than 30 miles away. (FOX6-TV, Milwaukee, Jan. 22, 2020)

Wreath on grave marker at Wood National CemeteryWood National Cemetery honors fallen heroes with annual Wreaths Across America ceremony

Members of the community attended a special ceremony at Wood National Cemetery on December 14 to honor and remember our nation’s veterans and fallen heroes during the holiday season. (Milwaukee Independent, Dec. 19, 2019)

Screen grab of robot in operating roomMilwaukee VA Expands Surgeries for Veterans with Robot

The Milwaukee VA uses a brand new robotic surgical tool to change the way they care for Veterans. Surgeons at the Milwaukee VA have a new tool to perform operations with. It's a new version of a robotic surgical system that's changing the way they can operate on patients. (Spectrum News, Milwaukee, Dec. 18, 2019)

An envelope is being dropped into a gift bag‘Brightens everybody’s spirit:’ Christmas came early for patients at the Milwaukee VA

Christmas came early for patients at the Milwaukee VA. The veterans got a special delivery from members of the 128th Air Refueling Wing on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Members of the 128th Fueling Wing and other volunteers filled gift bags for each patient. They including everything from bags of popcorn to handmade thank you cards from schools across the area. (FOX6-TV, Milwaukee, Dec. 11, 2019)

A woman hangs a holiday decorationGE Healthcare employees spread Christmas cheer at VA Medical Center

GE Healthcare employees took a break from the office Friday to spread a little Christmas cheer. About 300 employees visited the Milwaukee VA Medical Center Friday morning. They put up lights and decorations and delivered treats to veterans all over the hospital. (CBS58-TV, Milwaukee, Dec. 6, 2019)

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