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Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center


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The Micra (R) compared to a standard pacemaker.Revolutionary Pacemaker comes to Dole VA
The Micra, a pacemaker that requires no incision to implant and has no leads, was installed in a Veteran at the Dole VA for the first time. The procedure was conducted by Cardiologist Dr. Freidy Eid.
Secretary McDonough and Senator Jerry Moran with Dole VA's leadership team.Secretary McDonough visits Dole VA
VA Secretary Denis McDonough visited Wichita's VA medical center to talk with staff, Veterans, and tour the facility. McDonough noted "how impressed I am, and how honored I am" to be working with VA staff.
Veteran Bruce Watson, a 96-year old Veteran of World War II, was the first Veteran vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Dole VA Medical Center.COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Dole VA
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was delivered to the Robert J. Dole VAMC. Just hours later, staff and Veterans were being vaccinated against the highly-contagious disease that has impacted millions.
There is no better time than now to quit smoking.Are you ready to quit smoking?
In addition to the traditional resources to assist you with enjoying a life free from tobacco use, the VA offers counseling for Veterans. Changing behaviors is a critical part to successfully quitting.
The Veterans Ride Free program from Dole VA, United Way of the Plains and Wichita Transit is changing lives for some.Veterans Ride Free program changing lives
Since its inception in late July, more than 9,000 free rides have been provided to Veterans on Wichita city buses through the Veterans Ride Free program. In some cases, the free rides have changed lives.
Army Veteran Lawrence Limke with his new 2019 Nissan SentraVeteran receives "lift" with VA support
A homeless Veteran's vehicle broke down as he passed through Kansas; 12 months later, he is housed, employed and a car owner with support from a team of social workers with the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center.
VA staff deploy around the nation in response to requests for assistance. This group of nurses, including Andreas Lakous (L) from Wichita's Dole VA, recently supported the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, OK.Dole VA staff respond to needs around the nation
Nine staff members from Dole VA have deployed to support seven missions around the nation through the Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System to support requests for assistance.
Veteran and spouse visit VCP Resource FairVCP hosts drive-thru resource fair
The drive-thru resource fair provided resources to Veterans during a time when face-to-face interaction is challenging. The fair was attended by 42 vendors and supported by the Air National Guard.
Patient being visited by family memberNew visitation policy effective September 28
Inpatients at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center will be allowed one visitor per day, beginning Monday, September 28. No minor children will be allowed, along with some other restrictions.
Dole VA Director Candace Ifabiyi presents HRO Specialist Chris Graves with HeRO award from VAVA recognizes Dole VAMC HeRO award winner
HRO Specialist Christopher Graves’ focus on high reliability principles fostered a culture that focuses on harm prevention and process improvement which have led to greatly improved safety outcomes for Veterans.

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