New Mexico VA Health Care System

New Mexico VA Health Care System The New Mexico VA Health Care System was established in 1932 to provide for the health care needs of Veterans. Find more details of our services at our Web site at http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/.You also can follow us on Twitter @VANewMexico
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On this Day We Recognize Juneteenth. Juneteenth (a blending of the words June and nineteenth) is the oldest known celebr...
06/19/2021

On this Day We Recognize Juneteenth.
Juneteenth (a blending of the words June and nineteenth) is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
It is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and
Cel-Liberation Day.

Modern observance is primarily with local celebrations. Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and reading of works by noted African-American writers such as Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou.

It commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Union Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and told slaves of their emancipation from slavery. Texas was the last state in rebellion after the end of the Civil War to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation was not announced in Texas until Granger arrived. He issued General Order #3 on the "19th of June," almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth is a holiday in 46 states across the nation. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture says the holiday marks our country’s second Independence Day. It has long been celebrated among the African American community.
(Sources: NJOF and NMAAHC)

On this Day We Recognize Juneteenth.
Juneteenth (a blending of the words June and nineteenth) is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
It is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and
Cel-Liberation Day.

Modern observance is primarily with local celebrations. Traditions include public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, singing traditional songs such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing," and reading of works by noted African-American writers such as Ralph Ellison and Maya Angelou.

It commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Union Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and told slaves of their emancipation from slavery. Texas was the last state in rebellion after the end of the Civil War to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation was not announced in Texas until Granger arrived. He issued General Order #3 on the "19th of June," almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth is a holiday in 46 states across the nation. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture says the holiday marks our country’s second Independence Day. It has long been celebrated among the African American community.
(Sources: NJOF and NMAAHC)

Timeline Photos
06/19/2021

Timeline Photos

If you're a Veteran who became unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP).

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3wIQa9Q

Sleep ... it's more than a chance to dream. Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is critical to our health. Gett...
06/18/2021
Healthy Sleep - My HealtheVet

Sleep ... it's more than a chance to dream. Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is critical to our health. Getting adequate rest may help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease and increased illness duration. https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/healthy-sleep

#MyHealtheVet

Learn how to start and maintain a healthy sleep cycle that is safe and beneficial to your health.

When people think of seeing a registered dietitian, they think of eating healthier or aiming to lose weight. However, fo...
06/18/2021
Fresh Focus S6 #29: Malnutrition - VAntage Point

When people think of seeing a registered dietitian, they think of eating healthier or aiming to lose weight. However, for some Veterans, the problem is not eating enough. This can lead to malnutrition. Learn more here: https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/90114/fresh-focus-s6-29-malnutrition/

#VeteransNutrition

When you go many days without eating enough food, your body will start to break down muscle and fat to use for energy. This can lead to malnutrition.

June is National PTSD Awareness Month. VA is committed to funding research to better understand, diagnose, assess, and t...
06/18/2021
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

June is National PTSD Awareness Month. VA is committed to funding research to better understand, diagnose, assess, and treat PTSD. VA Research aims to improve Veterans’ quality of life by increasing the number and type of evidence-based treatments for treating PTSD. Read more here: https://www.research.va.gov/topics/ptsd.cfm

#NationalPTSDAwarenessMonth

VA ORD Research Topics

DYK that many common food allergens are hidden in food products? Visit your VA registered dietitian to learn how to read...
06/17/2021

DYK that many common food allergens are hidden in food products? Visit your VA registered dietitian to learn how to read food labels to spot allergens and make allergy-free meals!

#VANutrition

DYK that many common food allergens are hidden in food products? Visit your VA registered dietitian to learn how to read food labels to spot allergens and make allergy-free meals!

#VANutrition

The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act declares June 19, 2021, as a legal public holiday. Since it falls on a Satu...
06/17/2021

The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act declares June 19, 2021, as a legal public holiday. Since it falls on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed for most Federal employees on Friday June 18, 2021.
The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center and clinics at our main facility in Albuquerque and surrounding CBOCs will remain open on Friday June 18, 2021. All appointments, diagnostic or interventional procedures and surgeries will remain scheduled.

The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act declares June 19, 2021, as a legal public holiday. Since it falls on a Saturday, the holiday will be observed for most Federal employees on Friday June 18, 2021.
The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center and clinics at our main facility in Albuquerque and surrounding CBOCs will remain open on Friday June 18, 2021. All appointments, diagnostic or interventional procedures and surgeries will remain scheduled.

VA's Health Benefits Reference Library provides information on topics ranging from beneficiary travel to combat Veteran ...
06/17/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

VA's Health Benefits Reference Library provides information on topics ranging from beneficiary travel to combat Veteran eligibility, from seamless care to the VA Dental Insurance Program and more. https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/resources/publications.asp

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

June 17-23 is National Nursing Assistants Week. In honor of all our nursing assistants here at New Mexico VA Health Care...
06/17/2021

June 17-23 is National Nursing Assistants Week. In honor of all our nursing assistants here at New Mexico VA Health Care System we salute you and thank you for all you do for our Veteran Patients!

#NursingAssistantsWeek

June 17-23 is National Nursing Assistants Week. In honor of all our nursing assistants here at New Mexico VA Health Care System we salute you and thank you for all you do for our Veteran Patients!

#NursingAssistantsWeek

Bladder Cancer: Know the signs - VAntage Point
06/17/2021
Bladder Cancer: Know the signs - VAntage Point

Bladder Cancer: Know the signs - VAntage Point

The Department of Veterans Affairs is encouraging Veterans to talk to their doctors about the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer.

VA’s Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) pilot program helps Veterans develop high-tech sk...
06/16/2021
Veterans technology education courses | Veterans Affairs

VA’s Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) pilot program helps Veterans develop high-tech skills and find meaningful employment. Apply for VET TEC today! https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/vettec-high-tech-program/

#VETEC

You can gain computer experience to start or advance your career in the high-technology industry our new Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program.

Face of InnoVAtion is a regular series from the VHA IE focusing on VA employees who are working to change and save Veter...
06/16/2021
Face of InnoVAtion: Kathryn Beckner - VAntage Point

Face of InnoVAtion is a regular series from the VHA IE focusing on VA employees who are working to change and save Veteran lives through innovation. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3gr8fUr

#VAInnovation

Face of InnoVAtion is a regular series from the VHA IE focusing on VA employees who are working to change and save Veteran lives through innovation.

June is PTSD Awareness Month and VA is here to support you. You may be eligible for VA disability compensation or benefi...
06/16/2021
VA disability compensation for PTSD | Veterans Affairs

June is PTSD Awareness Month and VA is here to support you. You may be eligible for VA disability compensation or benefits if you have symptoms of PTSD. Learn more about eligibility requirements: https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/ptsd/

#PTSDAwarenessMonth

Find out if you're eligible for VA disability compensation for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn how to file your claim for PTSD disability payments, and get more information about our PTSD programs.

Timeline Photos
06/16/2021

Timeline Photos

Troy, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, had trouble adjusting to civilian life after leaving military service. He became angry easily, and his relationships with his family were strained. Hear Troy and his son Liam discuss the difference that family and mental health support made in their lives: maketheconnection.net/stories/813

Weight management helps decrease risk of developing chronic health conditions. The MOVE! Weight Management Program provi...
06/15/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Weight management helps decrease risk of developing chronic health conditions. The MOVE! Weight Management Program provides Veterans the tools they need to reach weight goals the healthy way! Contact a VA dietitian to learn more: https://www.move.va.gov/MOVE/index.asp

#VAMOVEGroup

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Whether you regularly see a cardiologist or are seeing one for the first time, make the most of your appointment. Come p...
06/15/2021
What to Ask Your Cardiologist - My HealtheVet

Whether you regularly see a cardiologist or are seeing one for the first time, make the most of your appointment. Come prepared to ask your cardiologist these questions before, during and after your appointment: https://www.myhealth.va.gov/ss20210504-what-to-ask-your-cardiologist

#MyHealtheVet

Heart disease is the leading cause of death, but it’s also preventable and treatable. When you see your cardiologist, make sure you’re prepared with these tips.

Men's Health Week is today through June 20, with a focus on health promotion. Did you know Healthy Teaching Kitchen clas...
06/15/2021

Men's Health Week is today through June 20, with a focus on health promotion. Did you know Healthy Teaching Kitchen classes are available to help you learn how to prepare delicious, nutrient-packed meals for optimal health? See your VA dietitian to learn more.

#MensHealthWeek

Men's Health Week is today through June 20, with a focus on health promotion. Did you know Healthy Teaching Kitchen classes are available to help you learn how to prepare delicious, nutrient-packed meals for optimal health? See your VA dietitian to learn more.

#MensHealthWeek

New Mexico DOH is offering a statewide vaccination sweepstakes for those who receive their COVID-19 vaccination.  click ...
06/15/2021

New Mexico DOH is offering a statewide vaccination sweepstakes for those who receive their COVID-19 vaccination. click on the link for more information. www.vax2themaxnm.org

New Mexico DOH is offering a statewide vaccination sweepstakes for those who receive their COVID-19 vaccination. click on the link for more information. www.vax2themaxnm.org

New Mexico DOH is offering an incentive to get the vaccine.
06/15/2021

New Mexico DOH is offering an incentive to get the vaccine.

New Mexico DOH is offering an incentive to get the vaccine.

Looking for additional support to help you stay smoke-free? The Stay Quit Coach app can help you create a tailored plan ...
06/14/2021
Stay Quit Coach

Looking for additional support to help you stay smoke-free? The Stay Quit Coach app can help you create a tailored plan to stay quit even after treatment. Learn more: https://mobile.va.gov/app/stay-quit-coach

#BetterStartsToday

Create a tailored plan to quit smoking and stay smoke-free.

Breaking Boundaries Pitch Competition with VHA Innovation Ecosystem & Founder Institute (Day 1-Partner Event)
06/14/2021
Breaking Boundaries Pitch Competition with VHA Innovation Ecosystem & Founder Institute (Day 1-Partner Event)

Breaking Boundaries Pitch Competition with VHA Innovation Ecosystem & Founder Institute (Day 1-Partner Event)

In the spirit of collaboration between the public and private sector and a precursor for the 2021, VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) is collaborating with Founders Institute, to host the first-ever "Breaking Boundaries Collaboration Challenge" event. On this live and interactive online event you can...

The Compensated Work Therapy-Transitional Residence Program was the perfect next-step for Marine Corps Veteran Rickey Gi...
06/14/2021
Transitional apartments help Vets prepare for independent living - VAntage Point

The Compensated Work Therapy-Transitional Residence Program was the perfect next-step for Marine Corps Veteran Rickey Ginn in his recovery. The program provides a safe, supportive therapeutic environment. https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/89396/transitional-apartments-help-vets-prepare-independent-living/

#Veterans

The Compensated Work Therapy-Transitional Residence Program was the perfect next-step for Marine Corps Veteran Rickey Ginn in his recovery.

Happy National Flag Day! The New Mexico VA Health Care System celebrates Flag Day 365 days a year at all its facilities ...
06/14/2021
www.va.gov

Happy National Flag Day! The New Mexico VA Health Care System celebrates Flag Day 365 days a year at all its facilities dedicated to serving Veterans. For information on the history of National Flag Day, visit:https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/flagday.pdf

#FlagDay

Timeline Photos
06/14/2021

Timeline Photos

On this day in 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Army, known today as the U.S. Army, during the onset of the Revolutionary War. This year marks the Army’s 246th birthday.

Did you serve in the Army? Which units did you serve with?

VA understands the importance of how transportation plays a role in helping you maintain your health care. You may be el...
06/13/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

VA understands the importance of how transportation plays a role in helping you maintain your health care. You may be eligible for transportation benefits, including travel reimbursement and helping you get to and from appointments. https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vtp/

#VeteransTransportationProgram

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, today’s Veteran of the Day is Navy Veteran Jose Antonio Berrios, who served as...
06/13/2021
#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Jose Antonio Berrios - VAntage Point

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, today’s Veteran of the Day is Navy Veteran Jose Antonio Berrios, who served as a boatswain mate during Vietnam. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3gtztbK

#CarribeanAmericanHeritageMonth

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Jose Antonio Berrios, who served as a boatswain mate during Vietnam.

06/12/2021
www.benefits.va.gov

VA's Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit is a source of pre-need planning information and record storage for Veterans and their families.https://www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/docs/VASurvivorsKit.pdf

#VeteransBenefits

Do you know the difference is between Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI...
06/12/2021
VA life insurance | Veterans Affairs

Do you know the difference is between Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)? The two biggest distinctions are eligibility and cost. More here: https://www.va.gov/life-insurance/

#VALifeInsurance

Explore VA life insurance options for Veterans, service members, and eligible family members. Manage your Veterans life insurance policy online, file claims for benefits, and access helpful resources.

June is PTSD Awareness Month. VA is committed to ensuring our Veterans get the help they need through treatment, benefit...
06/12/2021
VA disability compensation for PTSD | Veterans Affairs

June is PTSD Awareness Month. VA is committed to ensuring our Veterans get the help they need through treatment, benefits, and support to lead them to a better quality of life. If you or a loved one is suffering from PTSD, VA is here to help. https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/ptsd/

#PTSDAwarnessMonth

Find out if you're eligible for VA disability compensation for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn how to file your claim for PTSD disability payments, and get more information about our PTSD programs.

If you're a Veteran or an active-duty service member who is blind or has low vision, you may be able to get advanced vis...
06/11/2021
VA blind and low vision rehabilitation services | Veterans Affairs

If you're a Veteran or an active-duty service member who is blind or has low vision, you may be able to get advanced vision care and rehab services through VA to help you live an independent life. Learn more: https://www.va.gov/health-care/about-va-health-benefits/vision-care/blind-low-vision-rehab-services/

#VALowVison

Learn about VA benefits for Veterans who are blind or have low vision. Benefits include blind rehabilitation services at VA blind rehab centers.

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Can we get a Covid shot at Santa Fe Vets Clinic? 74 year old Nam Vet.
Why are all the phones/extension Busy. I have been trying to get through for 3+hours.
excellent Sushi!
FAKE BOOK won't let me post a link as it is against the way Fake Book stops informtion from getting around . . check John Hopkins hosptial they did study on Mask . The masks are worthless only good for a whole 12 minutes then the virus is n you and all around you
Excellent pasta shells for today's lunch!
Thank you to all the health care professionals for all you do. Check out zstitchery.com for some added protection during your work rotations and clinical. They have a great selections of scrub caps and masks.
I've been using this facility for many years. The actual patient care is top notch. I could not be more satisfied. Physicians and clinics are great. The Administrative side of it basically sucks. If it had a 5 star rating, I would give it 1 star. This has nothing to do with the current Covid situation and restrictions because it has been this way for years and continues to get worse. Patient Advocates never answer the phone or call you back. I can follow proper procedure on Secure Messaging sending endless messages and nothing! Typical reply is "we'll forward it." At the moment I have to wait until January to get and answer from something the Dr & I just talked about the other day. Very poor management.
Why am I getting your emails when I am with the St. Louis VA systems.
Why does it take so long to get an appointment for a CT Scan?
Why won't the VAMC pay our caregivers? Do they think they grow on trees?