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Pictured in photo is Jocelyn Almazan performing cognitive screening.New Dementia Screening Shows Promise
“The new screening has shown to improve patient outcomes without significantly increasing workload & has resulted in a decrease in treatment costs for patients,” said Jocelyn Almazan RN, The Villages Outpatient Clinic.
Pictured Lawanna Beyer, RN assists Army Veteran John EllisImmunotherapy treatment for Veterans with Leukemia
Army Veteran John Ellis is the first patient at NF/SGVHS to be treated with this Immunotherapy approach for Leukemia and has successfully completed his first phase of the treatment process.
Pictured in photo from left: Pharmacists Andrew Franck and Andrew Hendrickson.Employees Lead in Innovative Practices
The NF/SGVHS is part of the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovators Network & is one of 36 sites recognized as a national hub focused on improving care for Veterans using innovative and shareable practices.
Brian Emery and Shiela Horton practice their Tai Chi at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.Tai Chi Offered at NF/SGVHS
To date, over 1,300 Tai Chi appointments have been scheduled for face to face classes, and over 224 VA Video Connect Tai Chi appointments have been provided to Veterans interested in the program.
Creative Arts Festival GraphicCalling All Veteran Artists!!!
Calling all Veteran Artists (Art, creative writing, dance, drama, and music) to send submissions for the local Art Showcase and National Creative Arts Festival. Deadline to submit is Friday, August 27, 2021.
Veteran at AppointmentData Published Highlight Quality of Care at NF/SG
Receiving a 4 out of 5 patient survey star rating illustrates how patient’s rate their experiences at NF/SGVHS and is an aspect of hospital quality that helps other Veterans choose where they receive their health care.
Military Branch FlagsVeterans: How Can VA Improve Your Health Care?
The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) is hosting public virtual listening sessions the second week of June to hear from Veterans on how to design a health care system of the future and grow services for Veterans.
Clinical Contact Center LogoOur Fight Against COVID-19 Continues
Our health care teams at North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) have earned that trust, working on the frontlines to provide care to those most in need.
U.S. Army Veteran Josef Mendez Lopez uses the VA Health Chat AppVeteran Receives Medical Advice on the Go
Through VA Health Chat, Veterans enrolled for care at a VA facility in VISN 8 may chat online with Clinical Contact Center staff to ask nonurgent health questions, schedule appointments, ask about prescriptions, & more.
Mobile Unit Transporting COVID-19 VaccineVA Administers COVID-19 Vaccines to Rural Veterans
To increase vaccination efforts to rural Veterans, the health system repurposed its Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) Education Mobile Unit to transport the COVID-19 vaccine to the clinic.

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