Birmingham VA Medical Center

Birmingham VA Medical Center The Birmingham VA Health Care System provides for the health care needs of Veterans in the greater Birmingham area and it's surrounding communities.

For more details about our services visit our website at http://www.birmingham.va.gov.

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Did you know that medications often affect your sense of taste and smell? A VA dietitian can offer personalized advice t...
10/23/2021

Did you know that medications often affect your sense of taste and smell? A VA dietitian can offer personalized advice to ensure your nutrition needs are being met if you experience sensory changes due to medications. Visit this link for more information:https://www.nutrition.va.gov/docs/UpdatedPatientEd/Altered_Taste_and_Smell.pdf

Did you know that medications often affect your sense of taste and smell? A VA dietitian can offer personalized advice to ensure your nutrition needs are being met if you experience sensory changes due to medications. Visit this link for more information:https://www.nutrition.va.gov/docs/UpdatedPatientEd/Altered_Taste_and_Smell.pdf

The Birmingham VA Health Care System is holding a hiring fair for nurses (RNs and LPNs) Tomorrow, Friday, October 22, 20...
10/21/2021

The Birmingham VA Health Care System is holding a hiring fair for nurses (RNs and LPNs) Tomorrow, Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the BVAHCS 9th Floor Auditorium. Special incentives offered for staff who work directly on COVID-19 units.

Application link for Registered Nurses: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf

Application link for other Health Care Professions: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

Join online via ZOOM using the information below:
Meeting ID: 786 9570 3922
Passcode: 6kQeHr

The Birmingham VA Health Care System is holding a hiring fair for nurses (RNs and LPNs) Tomorrow, Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the BVAHCS 9th Floor Auditorium. Special incentives offered for staff who work directly on COVID-19 units.

Application link for Registered Nurses: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf

Application link for other Health Care Professions: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

Join online via ZOOM using the information below:
Meeting ID: 786 9570 3922
Passcode: 6kQeHr

October is #BreastCancerAwarenssMonth! BVAHCS recommends yearly breast cancer screening for women who are 45 years of ag...
10/20/2021

October is #BreastCancerAwarenssMonth!

BVAHCS recommends yearly breast cancer screening for women who are 45 years of age and older. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Localized breast cancer has a 99% survival rate if detected early.

BVAHCS offers a Women Veterans Health Program to ensure women Veterans have access to appropriate care and treatment. Click here for more information about our Women Veterans Health Program: https://www.va.gov/birmingham-health-care/health-services/women-veteran-care/

October is #BreastCancerAwarenssMonth!

BVAHCS recommends yearly breast cancer screening for women who are 45 years of age and older. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Localized breast cancer has a 99% survival rate if detected early.

BVAHCS offers a Women Veterans Health Program to ensure women Veterans have access to appropriate care and treatment. Click here for more information about our Women Veterans Health Program: https://www.va.gov/birmingham-health-care/health-services/women-veteran-care/

10/19/2021

Condolences to the family of Army and Vietnam Veteran Colin Powell, who passed away Oct. 18, 2021. In 1993 the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited the Birmingham VA Medical Center’s Veterans and staff. BVAHCS remembers Colin Powell—a soldier, statesman, and trailblazer who dedicated his life to serving our country.

October is #NationalDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth! In the United States, about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men report exper...
10/18/2021

October is #NationalDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth!
In the United States, about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men report experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). If you are experiencing or have experienced IPV, #VA programs are available to support your healing and growth. Contact your Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) for resources and support. Visit this website for more information: https://www.socialwork.va.gov/IPV/Index.asp
#Veterans #DVAM2021 #RelationshipHealthAndSafety

October is #NationalDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth!
In the United States, about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men report experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). If you are experiencing or have experienced IPV, #VA programs are available to support your healing and growth. Contact your Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) for resources and support. Visit this website for more information: https://www.socialwork.va.gov/IPV/Index.asp
#Veterans #DVAM2021 #RelationshipHealthAndSafety

BVAHCS is holding a virtual hiring fair for nurses ​(RNs and LPNs)​ Friday, October 22, 2021, 10: 00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.​ ...
10/18/2021

BVAHCS is holding a virtual hiring fair for nurses ​(RNs and LPNs)​ Friday, October 22, 2021, 10: 00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.​

Special incentives are offered for staff who work directly on COVID units​.

Join online via ZOOM using Meeting ID: 786 9570 3922​
Passcode: 6kQeHr​

Application link for Registered Nurses:​http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf​

Application link for other Health Care Professions​:https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

BVAHCS is holding a virtual hiring fair for nurses ​(RNs and LPNs)​ Friday, October 22, 2021, 10: 00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.​

Special incentives are offered for staff who work directly on COVID units​.

Join online via ZOOM using Meeting ID: 786 9570 3922​
Passcode: 6kQeHr​

Application link for Registered Nurses:​http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-091998-fill.pdf​

Application link for other Health Care Professions​:https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

Eating more fruits and vegetables, moving your body daily, and maintaining a healthy weight are key components of cancer...
10/16/2021

Eating more fruits and vegetables, moving your body daily, and maintaining a healthy weight are key components of cancer prevention. To learn more about nutrient-dense foods or lifestyle interventions that reduce your risk, speak to your VA dietitian today! Click here for more information:https://www.nutrition.va.gov/docs/UpdatedPatientEd/Cancer_Prevention.pdf

Eating more fruits and vegetables, moving your body daily, and maintaining a healthy weight are key components of cancer prevention. To learn more about nutrient-dense foods or lifestyle interventions that reduce your risk, speak to your VA dietitian today! Click here for more information:https://www.nutrition.va.gov/docs/UpdatedPatientEd/Cancer_Prevention.pdf

Today’s the day! The Birmingham VA Health Care System has launched a new website for an easier online experience and to ...
10/13/2021
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Today’s the day! The Birmingham VA Health Care System has launched a new website for an easier online experience and to better meet the needs of Veterans, families, and caregivers. To visit the new BVAHCS website, click here: https://www.va.gov/birmingham-health-care/

Find a healthcare facility near you at the Birmingham VA Health Care System, and manage your health online. Our healthcare teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers.

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10/13/2021

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Happy birthday, U.S. Navy!

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress voted to arm two ships. Out of these ships came the Continental Navy, the predecessor to the U.S. Navy. At its peak, the Continental Navy consisted of over 50 ships. Today, the Navy has 296 deployable vessels and over 340,000 active-duty sailors who continue the Navy’s mission of protecting America at sea.

October is #NationalDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth! VA's Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) supports p...
10/11/2021

October is #NationalDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth! VA's Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) supports prevention, intervention and recovery for those impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV). The #Veteran population is twice as likely as civilians to experience IPV. Reach out and visit this website for more information: https://www.socialwork.va.gov/IPV/Index.asp

Find resources and support by calling the National toll-free 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

October is #NationalDomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth! VA's Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) supports prevention, intervention and recovery for those impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV). The #Veteran population is twice as likely as civilians to experience IPV. Reach out and visit this website for more information: https://www.socialwork.va.gov/IPV/Index.asp

Find resources and support by calling the National toll-free 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

October is #DentalHygieneMonth! The foods you eat can impact the health of your teeth and gums. Foods rich in calcium, p...
10/09/2021

October is #DentalHygieneMonth! The foods you eat can impact the health of your teeth and gums. Foods rich in calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin C optimize oral health. Speak to your VA dietitian on how a nutrient rich diet supports mouth care and overall health! Click here for more information: https://www.eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/healthy-nutrition-for-healthy-teeth

October is #DentalHygieneMonth! The foods you eat can impact the health of your teeth and gums. Foods rich in calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin C optimize oral health. Speak to your VA dietitian on how a nutrient rich diet supports mouth care and overall health! Click here for more information: https://www.eatright.org/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/healthy-nutrition-for-healthy-teeth

Today, the Birmingham VA Health Care System participated in the UAB Veterans Health Expo for student #Veterans! UAB stud...
10/07/2021

Today, the Birmingham VA Health Care System participated in the UAB Veterans Health Expo for student #Veterans! UAB student Veterans were able to get information about the VA and were also offered a flu or COVID-19 vaccine. UAB has approximately 3,000 students attending the university with their GI benefits.

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10/07/2021

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA provides state-of-the-art, coordinated breast cancer care, including mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI, genetic counseling and testing, cancer diagnosis and treatment and more. Call the Women Veterans Call Center at 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) to learn about services and resources near you. For more information about the call center visit: https://bit.ly/2YzZktB

Korean War Navy Veteran, Nathan Parnell, was presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Legacy of Korean War...
10/06/2021

Korean War Navy Veteran, Nathan Parnell, was presented with the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Legacy of Korean War Veterans. Parnell was presented the medal at the Jasper Community Based Outpatient Clinic to recognize his service in the Korean War.

Thank you for making our 4th Annual Women Veterans Health Expo a tremendous success! Over 350 participants attended the ...
10/05/2021

Thank you for making our 4th Annual Women Veterans Health Expo a tremendous success!

Over 350 participants attended the virtual Expo this year! We are proud to provide our Veteran and health care communities with this opportunity to learn more about the diverse needs of our women Veterans and to share the exceptional programming we offer at the Birmingham VA Health Care System (BVAHCS). We continually strive to be more responsive, more sensitive, and more inclusive. Events such as this hold us accountable to this mission.

The Women Veterans Health Expo distinguishes itself from other educational events by consistently and intentionally incorporating the voice of the women Veteran from planning to panel participation. These women are joined by a diverse group of experts to discuss topical and pertinent issues affecting women. This year we focused on the role of Women Veterans in shaping care delivery; strategic plans to expand women’s health services; COVID-19 infections and vaccinations; cervical cancer screening; the impact of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity on mental health; and the role of caregivers.

There are many to thank for the program’s success. First and foremost, our women Veterans – you drive us to excel. Our health care professionals and volunteers - your input and participation are invaluable. Our facility leaders, partners, and supporters – your continued collaboration helps to propel the growth of our Women’s Health Program. And finally, our attendees – we appreciate your engagement and enthusiasm and for recognizing the Expo as a reliable source for current health care information and proven practices.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Oladipo Kukoyi, MD, MS, VHA-CM
Executive Director

Kanini Z. Rodney, MPH, MBA, MD, FACP
Women’s Health Medical Director/
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff, Primary Care

Amy Southern, MSN, RN
Women Veterans Program Manager

Thank you for making our 4th Annual Women Veterans Health Expo a tremendous success!

Over 350 participants attended the virtual Expo this year! We are proud to provide our Veteran and health care communities with this opportunity to learn more about the diverse needs of our women Veterans and to share the exceptional programming we offer at the Birmingham VA Health Care System (BVAHCS). We continually strive to be more responsive, more sensitive, and more inclusive. Events such as this hold us accountable to this mission.

The Women Veterans Health Expo distinguishes itself from other educational events by consistently and intentionally incorporating the voice of the women Veteran from planning to panel participation. These women are joined by a diverse group of experts to discuss topical and pertinent issues affecting women. This year we focused on the role of Women Veterans in shaping care delivery; strategic plans to expand women’s health services; COVID-19 infections and vaccinations; cervical cancer screening; the impact of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity on mental health; and the role of caregivers.

There are many to thank for the program’s success. First and foremost, our women Veterans – you drive us to excel. Our health care professionals and volunteers - your input and participation are invaluable. Our facility leaders, partners, and supporters – your continued collaboration helps to propel the growth of our Women’s Health Program. And finally, our attendees – we appreciate your engagement and enthusiasm and for recognizing the Expo as a reliable source for current health care information and proven practices.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Oladipo Kukoyi, MD, MS, VHA-CM
Executive Director

Kanini Z. Rodney, MPH, MBA, MD, FACP
Women’s Health Medical Director/
Deputy Associate Chief of Staff, Primary Care

Amy Southern, MSN, RN
Women Veterans Program Manager

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10/05/2021

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VET TEC Update: Funding is now available!

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) is an innovative program helping Veterans acquire cutting-edge skills needed to succeed in the high-tech industries of today and tomorrow.

Veterans: Are you looking to take advantage of the high-demand training areas offered through VET TEC?

Apply here:
https://bit.ly/3ivEe6w

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700 19th St S
Birmingham, AL
35233

The Birmingham VA provides free shuttle service from it's parking deck to the medical center.

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