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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Pecos Road/CC-215 bridge closure scheduled for July 1
VASNHS staff and Veterans will begin seeing major traffic changes around the VA Medical Center between North 5th Street and Lamb Boulevard.
The first impact will be felt on July 1 as the current bridge in front of the VA Medical Center at 215 and Pecos Road closes for approximately four months for demolition and construction of a new bridge.
exit at Pecos Road, but will need to use S. Lamb Blvd. or Losee Rd. to travel westbound on the 215 from the facility.
Individuals traveling to the facility westbound on the 215 from I-15 will not be able to exit at Pecos. They will need to exit at S. Lamb Blvd. or Losee Road. Pecos Road will be open to eastbound traffic toward I-15 on the 215 from the facility during this phase of construction.
Those travelling to the VA Medical Center on I-15 North from Las Vegas are advised to exit at Lamb Blvd and take E. Centennial Pkwy to Pecos Road.
Engineering, Public Affairs and leadership will all work to keep staff and Veterans updated as construction progresses.
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Commander, Department of Nevada
Military Order of the Purple Heart
(702) 362-7673-h (702) 460-076
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Dear State Commander or Veteran Advocate,
NDVS, in partnership with the VA, will host a free, half-day seminar on Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The event will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the first floor auditorium of the VA Southern Nevada Health Care System building in North Las Vegas.
This informational seminar will be available to ALL, including survivors of Military Sexual Trauma as well as those who want to provide support to survivors.
The event is aimed at providing a greater understanding of MST as well as the resources and support available. The seminar will be led by MST experts Dr. Nicole Anders, Psy.D of Las Vegas and Dr. Brian Potts, Clinical Psychologist of Nellis Air Force Base.
To register and save your seat go to: http://bit.ly/2I9pkma
or call 702-486-5627.
Attached is a flyer that includes both the registration and contact information. Please help us spread the word about this upcoming event!
Terri Hendry, Communications Director
VA researchers have made amazing discoveries
Did you know that VA researchers invented the first clinically successful implantable cardiac pacemaker, helping many patients prevent potentially life-threatening complications from irregular heartbeats?
Or that they developed the nicotine patch and other therapies to help smokers quit?
“InnoVAtion to Implementation.”
Many Veterans gained hope for greater mobility when VA researchers invented a wheelchair that allows users to crank up the push rims to a standing position, providing them with increased functionality and independence.
Research Week is an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of the VA Research Program and recognizes the researchers, Veterans and partners who support the program. For more than 90 years, VA research has been improving the lives of Veterans and all Americans through health care discovery and innovation.
VA research is unique because of its focus on medical issues that affect Veterans. It is part of an integrated health care system with a state‐of‐the‐art electronic health record and has come to be viewed as a model for superior bench‐to‐bedside research.
The groundbreaking achievements of VA investigators—more than 60 percent of whom also provide direct patient care—have resulted in three Nobel prizes, seven Lasker awards, and numerous other distinctions.
The theme for this year is “InnoVAtion to Implementation.”
Research Week is celebrated all over the country at VA medical centers. VA facilities plan open houses or other activities to commemorate the week. Some plan research presentations, research displays or slide shows, and others will hold Veteran appreciation days, featuring VA researchers and local officials, as well as personal testimonials by Veterans participating in VA research studies.
The purpose of VA Research Week is to recognize Veterans for their participation in research studies and to provide an opportunity for VA investigators and administrators to present findings from their discoveries and innovations that have led to advancements in the health care for Veterans and improved upon existing medical knowledge. We recognize achievements in the following areas.
How research translates to patient care
VA researchers study a wide range of health topics from cancer, diabetes, women’s health and mental health to prosthetics and post‐traumatic stress disorder. Research Week is the premier event for researchers to present their discoveries on these topics and to show how they translate research to patient care and services for Veterans.
Here’s a short list of substantial research launches and outcomes in 2017 alone:
- A major study, conducted under the auspices of the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, on the long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
- $81 million in new research on non-drug treatment of pain for military personnel and Veterans.
- A physical-environment checklist used in VA psychiatry units led to a sharp decline in inpatient suicides.
- A study showing that prolonged exposure therapy delivered directly into patients’ homes via telehealth could “dramatically increase the reach of this evidence-based therapy for PTSD without diminishing its effectiveness.”
- Significant progress in restoring a natural sense of touch for those who use prosthetic hands.
- Advances in brain-computer technology that now allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis.
Every year, Veterans from all over the country participate in research studies to help improve the lives of other Veterans. During Research Week, we honor Veterans and formally thank them for the vital role they play in supporting and contributing to the VA Research Program.
VA research depends on its collaborations and partnerships with academic affiliates, industry partners, nonprofit organizations, outside organizations, and Veterans service organizations to deliver high‐quality results. For Research Week, VA highlights these partnerships and the successful research studies that have been made possible through these collaborations.
VA research fosters dynamic collaborations with academia, other federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and private industry—thus furthering the program’s impact on the health of Veterans and the nation.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Subject: MOPH and Mount Vernon Celebrates Purple Heart Day, Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 August 18
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 06:47:33 -0400
Fellow Patriots, here is the latest information regarding the two days of events at Mount Vernon this year to celebrate National Purple Heart Day.
Region Commanders, please share this information with your Department's Leadership who I hope will share this email with their respective Chapters.
For everyone, please be sure to go online to register for your Free Tickets to the Wreath Laying and Mansion Tour on Friday, 10 Aug and the full ceremony on the East Lawn of Mount Vernon the morning of Saturday, 11 Aug. All tickets are Free. Saturday's ticket also allows access to all of Mount Vernon Estates.
The Mansion Tour on Friday, 10 August is limited to the number of participants so if you have not gone on a tour of Gen. Washington's house and wish to do so you need to RSVP as it's "first come, first served". If you have been on the tour last year, but still wish to participate in the wreath laying do get your tickets anyway, just let me know that you do not plan to do the Mansion Tour.
Hopefully the Mount Vernon Inn will be open after we're done so everyone can have a nice evening of adult beverages after the Friday events.
To attend the Reception please RSVP directly to me. All I need is a name and number in your party.
This year we have support from the Hampton Inn and Suites, Alexandria, VA with discounted hotel rooms for Friday and Saturday nights. Information regarding how to make your own reservations is included in the attached information paper.
Be sure to get your tickets as you must have them to enter the Mount Vernon grounds on either days.
And, please share this with everyone in your respective Chapters as we're planning to have a huge turnout of Purple Heart recipients and guests this year!!!
Yours in Patriotism,
Junior Vice Commander, Dept of VA
Past Chpt 353 Commander
Gordon Sumner, PhD
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~Benjamin Franklin~
Monday, May 14, 2018
Southern Nevada Patriots -- Am forwarding an e-mail from the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. Lotsa stuff here.
Check out the Memorial Day events at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, on May 26th, May 27th and May 28th
Also to add to your calendars...
July 4th - Summerlin Independence Day Parade (Chapter 711 is entered, join them)
August 7th - Purple Heart Day. The Clark County Commissioners will be proclaiming the county a PURPLE HEART COUNTY during their Commissioners meeting that morning. Chapter 711 will be presenting the County a 3x5 flag to be flown each Purple Heart Day plus patriotic holidays. We'll present a wall plaque commemorating the proclamation plus a couple of "Combat Wounded" reserved parking signs.
September 8th - Armed Forces, Veterans and First Responder's Appreciation Day at Craig Ranch Regional Park
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Thanks for stopping by this morning; I wanted to loop us all on an email chain, just in case you had any further questions for us. We appreciate you helping spread the word.
Here's the RSVP link for the Grand Opening too.
Ms. Jess Holland
Director of Business Development
Please take a minute to watch this video explaining our program: