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New acute care ward to expand access to inpatient care

Posted December 14, 2018 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System expanded access to VA inpatient care to local veterans Dec. 3, 2018, with the opening of a new acute care ward.

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Health benefits – Open season ends Dec. 10

Posted November 30, 2018 by

If you’re a federal employee or military retiree under the Tricare Retiree Dental Program, now is the one opportunity this year to enroll in, review or change your health care coverage. The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program will no longer be available after Dec. 31. Those who were previously eligible for TRDP are now eligible to…

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VA begins Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics in Las Vegas valley

Posted October 19, 2018 by

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is committed to ensuring enrolled veterans have access to immunizations this flu season. As such, the healthcare system has begun a series of Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics at its facilities throughout the Las Vegas valley.

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99th MDG protects Nellis against influenza

Posted October 17, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The 99th Medical Group kicked off their 2018-2019 Influenza Campaign by administering influenza vaccinations to approximately 50 Airmen Oct. 11, 2018, at the 99th Air Base Wing command section on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Flu vaccine available to enrolled vets at VASNHS sites, Walgreens

Posted September 28, 2018 by

Influenza, or flu, is a contagious virus that spreads through coughing or sneezing, and is related to thousands of hospitalizations and deaths every year. Getting immunized is the single best way people can protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick during flu season. To assist in this effort, the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare…

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99th MDG: Backbone of DoD spine surgery

Posted September 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Luis Contreras, a contractor orthopedic technician with the U.S. Air Force 99th Medical Group, performs a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 27, 2018. A lumbar microdiscectomy surgery is performed to remove a portion of a herniated disc in the lower…

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Nellis first base to use Tele-ICU

Posted September 5, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

The Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tele-Intensive Care Unit staff to work collaboratively with the bedside team to allow continuous monitoring of the ICU patients’ vitals.

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Nellis opens two lactation rooms for breastfeeding moms

Posted August 24, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Chaplain (Capt.) Sarah Sampas, 99th Air Base Wing Chaplain, holds her child at the Nellis Chapel lactation room on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 3, 2018. To allow mothers to pump when needed in a clean and secure location, the Nellis Chapel and the 99th Medical…

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Stop the Bleed teaches crisis care

Posted July 2, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Tech. Sgt. Shanae Gallashaw, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron critical care technician, and 1st Lt. Megan Huntley, 99th Medical Squadron pediatric nurse, practice proper first aid techniques using a tourniquet during the Stop the Bleed course at Mike O’ Callaghan Military Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Non-combat-related PTSD counseling offered

Posted June 29, 2018 by John Archiquette

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System now offers a counseling program geared toward Veterans suffering stress disorders from non-combat-related events.”

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