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TVHS earns "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader" Designation At VA

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) earned "LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) in the 12th edition of HRC's Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released August 16.

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Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way
Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way

Operation Song in Murfreesboro is a non-profit group that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans and their families to help them tell their stories through song. To date, Operation Song has produced more than 600 songs with Veterans of WWII to those currently serving...

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VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna
VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) mental health officials will host the seventh annual Community Mental Health/Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN.

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Recovery Course for Veterans
Recovery Course for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus chaplains are offering a REBOOT Combat Recovery course.

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Speeding Tickets on Federal Property like the VA Medical Center Could Equal Federal Court
Speeding Tickets on Federal Property like the VA Medical Center Could Equal Federal Court

Due to the fact that the police on the VA Medical Campus in Murfreesboro are federal verses city, county or state... their speeding tickets carry a lot of weight.

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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System hosts National Salute to Veteran Patients week
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System hosts National Salute to Veteran Patients week

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) invites the public to help celebrate the National Salute to Veteran Patients during the week February 11-15, 2019 through volunteerism.

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Suicide Among the Local Veteran Population
Suicide Among the Local Veteran Population

The data from 2016, which was the most recently compiled information, showed that 30.1 per 100,000 veterans committed suicide compared to 17.4 per 100,000 non veterans committing suicide.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System open for business Wednesday, 5 Dec.
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System open for business Wednesday, 5 Dec.

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will remain open December 5, 2018, the national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System 2018 Veterans Day Parade
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System 2018 Veterans Day Parade

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will be holding its annual Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road.

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Veterans Parade in Murfreesboro Set For November 10th
Veterans Parade in Murfreesboro Set For November 10th

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will honor the residents of its Community Living Centers and all Veterans with a parade Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road.

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Local VA seeks participants, volunteers for Veterans Day parade
Local VA seeks participants, volunteers for Veterans Day parade

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will honor the residents of its Community Living Centers and all Veterans with a parade Saturday, November 10th at 11 a.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Road.

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End of fiscal year hospital Star rating shows large improvement in overall quality of services at Local VA Hospital
End of fiscal year hospital Star rating shows large improvement in overall quality of services at Local VA Hospital

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System's (TVHS) Nashville facility and Alvin C. York facility in Murfreesboro were both among the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks and is striving to continue progress.

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Annual VA report shows Nashville, Murfreesboro facilities improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans
Annual VA report shows Nashville, Murfreesboro facilities improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans

Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.

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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System supports Hurricane Florence relief efforts
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System supports Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Two members of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) team departed for Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Sept. 20 to support the Durham VA Medical Center in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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FRIDAY: VA to host POW/MIA Day event
FRIDAY: VA to host POW/MIA Day event

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will hold a special ceremony honoring former Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA) on Friday, September 21 at 11:00 a.m.

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VA to host welcome home ceremony for Golden Age Games athletes
VA to host welcome home ceremony for Golden Age Games athletes

"This ceremony gives us a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of these Veterans," said TVHS Recreational Therapist Shannon O'Rawe.

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Upcoming VA Workshops in Murfreesboro, TN
Upcoming VA Workshops in Murfreesboro, TN

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System staff members from various clinics in multiple professional disciplines will be presenting and facilitating this free workshop.

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VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna
VA to host mental health summit in Smyrna

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) mental health officials will host the sixth annual Community Mental Health/Homeless Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8 at the Smyrna Event Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway.

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Jimmy Jones was wheelchair bound for years, but Tuesday - He walked out of the Murfreesboro VA Hospital on his own
Jimmy Jones was wheelchair bound for years, but Tuesday - He walked out of the Murfreesboro VA Hospital on his own

Do to the MRSA (Mer-sa), doctors had to amputate his leg. After the surgery, he was wheelchair bound and fell into depression that lasted for years....

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VA leaders host town hall at Coffee County Veterans building
VA leaders host town hall at Coffee County Veterans building

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) leaders will host a Veterans town hall meeting at 6 p.m. CST Monday, July 9 at the Coffee County Veterans building at 130 Shelton Road, Manchester, TN 37355. This event is free and open to all Veterans.

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VA Helping People with Whole Health
VA Helping People with Whole Health

They have been hosting these courses at the local Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and their Nashville campus, and will continue to do so.

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VA seeks recently separated Veterans for focus groups
VA seeks recently separated Veterans for focus groups

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is inviting men and women who have separated from any military service within the last five years to participate in a focus group Tuesday, June 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Pike.

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Disabled Veterans hit the baseball field in Murfreesboro
Disabled Veterans hit the baseball field in Murfreesboro

Disabled United States Veterans in Murfreesboro recently hit the baseball field at the Miracle Fields in front of SportsCom. Chris Vadnais with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has the entire story (1 min and 30 sec)...

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System designated
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System designated "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader"

This week, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) announced their "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

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VA offers new class for separating service members in the Middle Tennessee area
VA offers new class for separating service members in the Middle Tennessee area

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will offer an Introduction to Whole Health class Friday, Mar. 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the media center of its Alvin C. York campus at 3400 Lebanon Pike.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System employs germ-killing robots
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System employs germ-killing robots

In a continued effort to improve care and services to Veterans, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) has acquired four new high-tech weapons to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms.

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Remembering our Veterans - The story of Ralph J. Gervasio, Jr. , US Navy
Remembering our Veterans - The story of Ralph J. Gervasio, Jr. , US Navy

The carnage witnessed by Gervasio was grim as he tried to resuscitate a shipmate whom had already died. He talked about how some personnel on the ship were missing limbs, fingers and more.

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Disabled Veterans in Murfreesboro play ball at the new Miracle Field
Disabled Veterans in Murfreesboro play ball at the new Miracle Field

The VA Medical Center recently held an outing at the new Miracle Field Complex in Murfreesboro. Those who are part of the Community Living Center played an old fashioned game of baseball...

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What is the Tennessee Fisher House?
What is the Tennessee Fisher House?

The Tennessee Fisher House, located on Alvin C. York VA Medical Center Campus, 3400 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, TN, opened November 7, 2013. The house's objective is to provide the best care possible to the families of military personnel receiving medical care.

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Vietnam Veteran talks about service to country and medical care at the Murfreesboro VA
Vietnam Veteran talks about service to country and medical care at the Murfreesboro VA

68 Year old Russell Ashton served our country in the Vietnam War, he was in the US Army. When he returned, like many Vietnam Veterans, he went straight to work.

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Cement Mixing truck wrecks and overturns in Murfreesboro
Cement Mixing truck wrecks and overturns in Murfreesboro

A cement mixing truck ran off the roadway on Memorial Blvd Monday in Murfreesboro.

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Volunteer to be a van driver for the VA
Volunteer to be a van driver for the VA

The VA Medical Center in Nashville is in need of individuals willing to give back to our Nation's Heroes - by volunteering as Van Drivers.

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Sgt. allegedly kills himself on VA Campus - UPDATE
Sgt. allegedly kills himself on VA Campus - UPDATE

Sergeant John Toombs recorded a video just before committing suicide.

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VA's
VA's "Stand Down" On Saturday Was Successful

Here in Murfreesboro, the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center participated in the second Access Stand Down event from 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning (2/27/2016) until 4:00 that afternoon.

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Man with Gun Outside Murfreesboro VA Hospital
Man with Gun Outside Murfreesboro VA Hospital

A man with a gun outside the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center campus in Murfreesboro caused quite a scare.

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MTSU's $329K Veterans and Military Family Center to hold Dedication Nov. 5th
MTSU's $329K Veterans and Military Family Center to hold Dedication Nov. 5th

The Journey Home Project, co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels, donated $50,000 to help equip the new Veterans and Military Family Center at MTSU.

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Murfreesboro VA to host special event in Smyrna, TN
Murfreesboro VA to host special event in Smyrna, TN

There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department's POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, as of April 2009.

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A suicide was reported on the Murfreesboro VA campus Monday night
A suicide was reported on the Murfreesboro VA campus Monday night

Lisa Marchesoni, the Public information officer for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, confirmed they investigated the incident.

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Local VA Emergency Room is no longer a real Emergency Room
Local VA Emergency Room is no longer a real Emergency Room

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will temporarily convert the Murfreesboro Emergency Department...

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VA's First of Four Veteran Town Halls Tuesday
VA's First of Four Veteran Town Halls Tuesday

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) leadership will host four town hall forums for Veterans, starting Tuesday at the Murfreesboro campus, with the remaining Nashville, Clarksville and Chattanooga campuses at the end of September.

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Local VA in Murfreesboro to host a town hall forum for veterans
Local VA in Murfreesboro to host a town hall forum for veterans

Patient Advocates will be on hand to take down any personal concerns that need follow up, however the open forum will be geared toward systems improvement...

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VA Hospital worker in Murfreesboro claims the VA ruined his life!
VA Hospital worker in Murfreesboro claims the VA ruined his life!

The victim, who is Jewish, was wearing a Yarmulke on his head at the time of the attack and that may have set off the attacker... The victim is calling this a HATE CRIME.

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UPDATE: MFRD Fire Marshal's Office Charges Juvenile in Connection with Hay Bale Fires
UPDATE: MFRD Fire Marshal's Office Charges Juvenile in Connection with Hay Bale Fires

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Fire Marshal’s Office took out a petition Wednesday morning charging a juvenile with setting fire to personal property or land in connection with Tuesday afternoon’s hay bale fires on a farm near the VA golf course.

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Special Fundraiser for the Fisher house in Murfreesboro
Special Fundraiser for the Fisher house in Murfreesboro

The Fisher House in Murfreesboro is holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Stones River Country Club on Broad Street. Phil Barnett, who is with the Tennessee Fisher house Foundation, explains...

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mental Health Help at the VA in Murfreesboro
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Mental Health Help at the VA in Murfreesboro

Some might say, it’s just what the doctor ordered. The York VA Medical Center has added a new service to further help veterans out.

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Veterans Day Parade Cancelled at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center
The Veterans’ Day parade scheduled for November, 9 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro has been cancelled.
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Women Veterans Event at MTSU

More than one in 10 military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan is a woman. And more than 57 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan women veterans have received Veterans Affairs health care (almost 43 percent have not). 
 

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Female veterans to be honored April 15
The Department of Veteran Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is partnering with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to honor women Veterans through a viewing of the documentary “Service: When Women Come Marching Home” and provide information on VA benefits, including those available for healthcare and education to eligible women Veterans.

 
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