Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Milwaukee VA Medical Center We are located on 245 acres behind Miller Park, which includes the medical center, VBA and cemetery. Please go to the Info section for personal queries.
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Find us online at: www.milwaukee.va.gov.

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VA's National Cemetery Administration (NCA) last week announced it would lift all restrictions on gathering sizes at com...
05/26/2021
NCA lifts restrictions on attendance at committal services, adjusts COVID safety precautions - VAntage Point

VA's National Cemetery Administration (NCA) last week announced it would lift all restrictions on gathering sizes at committal and memorial services in VA national cemeteries starting on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Earlier this week, the NCA adjusted its rules for visitors and staff members in accordance with the CDC's new guidance, Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Fully vaccinated persons are no longer required to wear masks and physically distance themselves while at a national cemetery.

NCA has announced it would lift all restrictions on gathering sizes at committal and memorial services in VA national cemeteries starting on May 26, 2021.

Giving instead of giving up: Thanks to Brookfield Lutheran Church for its generous donations to our Homeless Prevention ...
05/25/2021

Giving instead of giving up: Thanks to Brookfield Lutheran Church for its generous donations to our Homeless Prevention program! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3bQkiYu

You Asked, We Answered is a VA blog post series where VHA answers your questions regarding COVID-19. See answers to the ...
05/25/2021
You Asked, We Answered: COVID-19 Vaccine: What do I need to know about variants? - VAntage Point

You Asked, We Answered is a VA blog post series where VHA answers your questions regarding COVID-19. See answers to the following:
* I’ve heard about COVID-19 “variants.” What are they?
* Once I’m fully vaccinated, will I be protected from these variants?

Your COVID-19 questions answered. VA is listening to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and hosting a blog series providing answers.

"He was the first." John Afton, a Civil War Veteran and the first man buried in Wood National Cemetery, was remembered o...
05/24/2021
Descendants gather to honor John Afton, first man buried at Wood National Cemetery

"He was the first." John Afton, a Civil War Veteran and the first man buried in Wood National Cemetery, was remembered over the weekend. Thanks to Bill Glauber and the Journal Sentinel for the story.

One hundred fifty years after Michigan private John Afton was the first man buried at Wood National Cemetery, his descendants honored his memory.

May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month.  On Friday, Milwaukee VA celebrated all the different ski...
05/24/2021

May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month. On Friday, Milwaukee VA celebrated all the different skilled, collaborative disciplines that place the veteran at the center of care during a critical time. The critical care team at the Milwaukee VA is dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care to veterans. Especially over the past year, ICU members have risen to the challenge and worked tirelessly to care for our nation’s veterans. Pictured are some of the talented health-care professionals who care for Milwaukee VA veterans.

For many Veterans, taking steps to improve their mental health starts with opening up to others. Visit Make the Connecti...
05/24/2021

For many Veterans, taking steps to improve their mental health starts with opening up to others. Visit Make the Connection during Mental Health Month to hear from Veterans like Robert. He felt empowered after sharing his story with fellow Veterans: https://bit.ly/3hPm8wM

For many Veterans, taking steps to improve their mental health starts with opening up to others. Visit Make the Connection during Mental Health Month to hear from Veterans like Robert. He felt empowered after sharing his story with fellow Veterans: https://bit.ly/3hPm8wM

"His room was absolutely atrocious." A Veteran living in squalor, being preyed upon by thieves and scammers, was rescued...
05/21/2021

"His room was absolutely atrocious." A Veteran living in squalor, being preyed upon by thieves and scammers, was rescued thanks to a partnership between the Milwaukee VA and West Allis Fire Department: https://bit.ly/2QFxNTv

"His room was absolutely atrocious." A Veteran living in squalor, being preyed upon by thieves and scammers, was rescued thanks to a partnership between the Milwaukee VA and West Allis Fire Department: https://bit.ly/2QFxNTv

Since the Million Veteran Program launched in 2011, more 835,000 Veteran partners have joined this national research pro...
05/21/2021
ICYMI: AMVETS and VA Facebook Live on the Million Veteran Program and future of medicine - VAntage Point

Since the Million Veteran Program launched in 2011, more 835,000 Veteran partners have joined this national research program to learn how genes, lifestyle and military exposures affect health and illness. Learn more by checking out this panel discussion with experts explaining the importance of the program.

Last week, VA and AMVETS hosted a Facebook Live to talk about VA's genetic research program and how you can help with the future of medicine.

May 21 is World Meditation Day. The month of May is dedicated to being mindful, bringing awareness to meditation and fin...
05/21/2021

May 21 is World Meditation Day. The month of May is dedicated to being mindful, bringing awareness to meditation and finding ways to include meditation into everyday life. Stress can negatively impact the mind, behavior, and health, and meditation is a great way to combat stress. Incorporating meditation into your daily routine can decrease everyday stress. You can do this by practicing meditation and breathing for 10 to 15 minutes each day, making a list of things to be thankful for, unplugging from technology, being active and listening to music. Read more at https://bit.ly/3hK6v9Q and download VA’s Live Whole Health app at https://bit.ly/3v7IFZv.

May 21 is World Meditation Day. The month of May is dedicated to being mindful, bringing awareness to meditation and finding ways to include meditation into everyday life. Stress can negatively impact the mind, behavior, and health, and meditation is a great way to combat stress. Incorporating meditation into your daily routine can decrease everyday stress. You can do this by practicing meditation and breathing for 10 to 15 minutes each day, making a list of things to be thankful for, unplugging from technology, being active and listening to music. Read more at https://bit.ly/3hK6v9Q and download VA’s Live Whole Health app at https://bit.ly/3v7IFZv.

05/20/2021
Ambulance blessing

Milwaukee VA Medical Center chaplains offer blessings to first responders and ambulances as part of the Emergency Department's celebration of EMS Week.

We're walkin' here! Wednesday's VA2K at the Milwaukee VA drew about 150 participants. The event promoted wellness and su...
05/20/2021

We're walkin' here! Wednesday's VA2K at the Milwaukee VA drew about 150 participants. The event promoted wellness and supported homeless Veterans as employees were encouraged to make donations of laundry and cleaning supplies for newly housed Veterans. Donations can be dropped off through Friday at Voluntary Services in Building 70, Room 70-C-16.

Masking requirements remain in place for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated employees and visitors to VHA buildings ...
05/20/2021
Masking guidance for employees, contractors and visitors in non-health care settings - VAntage Point

Masking requirements remain in place for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated employees and visitors to VHA buildings providing health care.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. Consistent with this guidance, and subject to any applicable labor relations obligations, fully vaccinated federal employees, fully vaccinated onsite contractors and fully vaccinated visitors are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors while on VA grounds, except when working in or visiting VHA buildings providing health care.

Masking requirements remain in place for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated employees and visitors to VHA buildings providing health care.

Members of the Interdisciplinary Stroke Committee at the Milwaukee VA donned red clothes on Tuesday for "Rock the Red" s...
05/19/2021

Members of the Interdisciplinary Stroke Committee at the Milwaukee VA donned red clothes on Tuesday for "Rock the Red" stroke awareness. Strokes effect 1 out of every 4 people worldwide, and awareness of the symptoms of a stroke, followed by fast action, are key to a person's recovery. #RelentlessTogether American Heart Association Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3v0Av56

Members of the Interdisciplinary Stroke Committee at the Milwaukee VA donned red clothes on Tuesday for "Rock the Red" stroke awareness. Strokes effect 1 out of every 4 people worldwide, and awareness of the symptoms of a stroke, followed by fast action, are key to a person's recovery. #RelentlessTogether American Heart Association Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3v0Av56

05/19/2021
Barney Barnum

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Barney Barnum has a message for Veterans and all Americans: be proud to be an American and take the COVID-19 vaccine

Take part in the Military Caregivers: Celebrating America’s Hidden Heroes virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 18 at 3 p.m....
05/18/2021
AARP hosting virtual town hall on caregiving during COVID-19

Take part in the Military Caregivers: Celebrating America’s Hidden Heroes virtual town hall on Tuesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. ET.

AARP and Blue Star Families are providing guidance to Veteran caregivers to improve Veteran care during COVID-19 and beyond.

"It’s never a predictable day. You always have to be on your toes and ready for anything." In recognition of National Nu...
05/17/2021

"It’s never a predictable day. You always have to be on your toes and ready for anything." In recognition of National Nurses Month, nurses in Milwaukee VA's ICU talk about the challenges and gratification of helping Veterans: https://bit.ly/3wbSZj9

"It’s never a predictable day. You always have to be on your toes and ready for anything." In recognition of National Nurses Month, nurses in Milwaukee VA's ICU talk about the challenges and gratification of helping Veterans: https://bit.ly/3wbSZj9

When it comes to taking care of your mental health, small steps can lead to big strides. This Mental Health Month, visit...
05/17/2021

When it comes to taking care of your mental health, small steps can lead to big strides. This Mental Health Month, visit Make the Connection to learn how you can take the first step toward living better: https://bit.ly/3uVP8q3

When it comes to taking care of your mental health, small steps can lead to big strides. This Mental Health Month, visit Make the Connection to learn how you can take the first step toward living better: https://bit.ly/3uVP8q3

VA will re-adjudicate claims for Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietna...
05/14/2021
VA to re-adjudicate some Veteran and survivor claims - VAntage Point

VA will re-adjudicate claims for Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
This review is part of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) implementation of the November 5, 2020, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California decision to re-adjudicate previously denied claims as applied in Nehmer vs. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA announced it will re-adjudicate claims for Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

05/13/2021
Alex Goodrich | Nurse’s Week 2021 | Ep. 8

Recognizing Alex Goodrich as a nurse at Milwaukee VA! We serve the best population! #va #milwaukeeva #veterans #milwaukee #nurse #nurses #nurselife #yearofthenurse #nursesofinstagram #healthcare

For Veterans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, VA has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. ...
05/13/2021
VA launches Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program - VAntage Point

For Veterans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, VA has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. Apply online now!

For Veterans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, VA has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. Apply online now!

JOB ALERT, GREEN BAY AREA: Do you have a desire to help people – especially Veterans who have served our country? Experi...
05/12/2021

JOB ALERT, GREEN BAY AREA: Do you have a desire to help people – especially Veterans who have served our country? Experienced patient schedulers are needed for VA outpatient clinics in Green Bay to assist with the coordination, care and treatment of our nation’s Veterans. Pay ranges from $18.84 to $24.49 an hour and includes a federal benefits package. Shifts are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Previous health-care scheduling experience is preferred. If interested, email your resume to [email protected]. The deadline to apply is May 31. Phone interviews will be conducted with highly qualified candidates. VA is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB ALERT, GREEN BAY AREA: Do you have a desire to help people – especially Veterans who have served our country? Experienced patient schedulers are needed for VA outpatient clinics in Green Bay to assist with the coordination, care and treatment of our nation’s Veterans. Pay ranges from $18.84 to $24.49 an hour and includes a federal benefits package. Shifts are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Previous health-care scheduling experience is preferred. If interested, email your resume to [email protected]. The deadline to apply is May 31. Phone interviews will be conducted with highly qualified candidates. VA is an equal opportunity employer.

All VA facilities and clinics that administer COVID-19 vaccines are accepting walk-ins for eligible Veterans, spouses an...
05/12/2021
VA accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide - VAntage Point

All VA facilities and clinics that administer COVID-19 vaccines are accepting walk-ins for eligible Veterans, spouses and caregivers.
This walk-in service ensures all Veterans enrolled in VA health care and those authorized under the SAVE LIVES Act have an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from VA at a time convenient for them.

All VA facilities and clinics that administer COVID-19 vaccines are accepting walk-ins for eligible Veterans, spouses and caregivers.

“Each one of you has contributed in amazing ways." Four Milwaukee VA employees were honored with Excellence in Nursing A...
05/11/2021

“Each one of you has contributed in amazing ways." Four Milwaukee VA employees were honored with Excellence in Nursing Awards as part of National Nurses Week. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2RJ3iwj

“Each one of you has contributed in amazing ways." Four Milwaukee VA employees were honored with Excellence in Nursing Awards as part of National Nurses Week. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2RJ3iwj

JOB ALERT, MILWAUKEE AREA: Do you have a desire to help people – especially Veterans who have served our country? The Mi...
05/11/2021

JOB ALERT, MILWAUKEE AREA: Do you have a desire to help people – especially Veterans who have served our country? The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is seeking experienced patient schedulers for the coordination, care and treatment of our nation’s Veterans. Pay ranges from $17.63 to $25.54 an hour and includes a federal benefits package. Various shifts are available. Previous health-care scheduling experience is preferred. If interested, email your resume to [email protected]. The deadline to apply is May 31. Phone interviews will be conducted with highly qualified candidates. VA is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB ALERT, MILWAUKEE AREA: Do you have a desire to help people – especially Veterans who have served our country? The Milwaukee VA Medical Center is seeking experienced patient schedulers for the coordination, care and treatment of our nation’s Veterans. Pay ranges from $17.63 to $25.54 an hour and includes a federal benefits package. Various shifts are available. Previous health-care scheduling experience is preferred. If interested, email your resume to [email protected]. The deadline to apply is May 31. Phone interviews will be conducted with highly qualified candidates. VA is an equal opportunity employer.

You’re invited!Join experts from VA and AMVETS National Headquarters on May 12 at 2:00p.m. ET to learn how VA’s bringing...
05/11/2021

You’re invited!

Join experts from VA and AMVETS National Headquarters on May 12 at 2:00p.m. ET to learn how VA’s bringing you the future of medicine through genetic research. We’ll also talk about breakthroughs in women’s health and how everyday Veterans can help.

See you there!

https://bit.ly/3blsVdg

You’re invited!

Join experts from VA and AMVETS National Headquarters on May 12 at 2:00p.m. ET to learn how VA’s bringing you the future of medicine through genetic research. We’ll also talk about breakthroughs in women’s health and how everyday Veterans can help.

See you there!

https://bit.ly/3blsVdg

05/11/2021
Kelsey Greuel | Nurse's Week 2021 | Ep. 6

"The VA really supports nurses, and I love that we have a culture of excellence." As National Nurses Week continues, Milwaukee VA nurse Kelsey Greuel talks about following in her mother's footsteps.

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Using Milwaukee County Transit System? Ride the BLU Line to the VA, http://www.ridemcts.com/. Washington County Commuter Express commutes to the VA from Germantown, Richfield and West Bend to the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, http://www.ridewcce.com/wcce.iml?mdl=schedules.mdl&service=1 . Disabled American Veterans (DAV) appointment shuttle may call 414-384-2000, ext. 41811, for more information on the medical appointment shuttle.

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Milwaukee VA: Tracing VA’s origins

When 60 Veterans first made their way onto the Milwaukee VA campus in 1867 and moved into existing farm buildings, things looked a lot different than today. The campus sprawled over 425 acres of rolling grass, hills and lakes. It is an honor that today’s modern-day Department of Veterans Affairs traces its roots back to these hallowed grounds. Little by little, year by year, and decade by decade, more buildings were added to meet the burgeoning need of Veteran health care. Thousands upon thousands of Veterans who called this place home have passed through these grounds -- from the Civil War to today’s military hospital that serves more than 64,000 Veterans annually. Our main hospital looks far different today than when it opened in 1966. All floors have been remodeled, and the facility now provides world-class cardiac, cancer and mental health services. Our recent changes include the Spinal Cord Injury Center, robotic surgery and new catheterization lab. These improvements support innovative, life-saving and life-changing care to Veterans of all ages and eras.

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I would like to thank the nursing staff on the cancer care floor, for helping me celebrate my husbands birthday today, by surprising him with a happy birthday song and and having cake with us. This meant a lot to us, and our family.
I recieved my 1st of 2 shots with you today. Very well organized, glad to see so many Vets coming for appointments to get the vaccine. Employees were working hard! Thanks to all the workers.
I'm really getting frustrated with the VA in Milw. I've been out of pain pills for one week now, tracking said they are waiting for the package. I called VA pharm. and some guy named Joel said there was nothing he could do and send out another order. Guess what nothing and I feel this Joel was pretty rude.
still waiting to here from the VA about a covid 19 vaccine
Is there a possibility for Vets to get the COVID shots that are being leftover or unutilized by the higher priorities? I'll jump in my car and be there in an hour, if so....
I think that it’s not fair that they Discriminate against felons at this establishment!! 
Thanks Jessica Serdynski & Zablocki VA staff for getting all of the 2020 "Christmas With The Vets" items out to all of our Veterans.
would like to make donation to Fischer house. who do I make the check out to and where do I send it. tried to get info while my husband was at his appointments but no one could give me an answer.
Seems like a great day to applaud the doctors and staff at this great facility! Thank you for your fabulous care.
Sam's Club Salutes you! To all our Veterans and active military, Wednesday come to your Sam's Club 8100 North 124th Milwaukee for lunch on us! Wednesday 10am to 12pm we want to Salute you for all that you do for us!
I need help replacing my doctor. Who do I talk to?