Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released the names
of 18 facilities designated VA Whole Health Flagship Sites, which
are spread around the country within the VA health-care system
and are focused on empowering and equipping Veterans to take
charge of their health and well-being. (Newton County Times.com)
A new report ranks Fresno among the top U.S. cities to be a
SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company, ranks Fresno
No. 5 among the nation’s top cities to find a nursing job.
According to the company’s latest Best Places to Live survey, the
number of nursing jobs in the Fresno area has increased by 38.1
percent in the past five years, adding nearly 1,000 new jobs for
nursing professionals. (The Business Journal)
Veterans in the central San Joaquin Valley no longer have to
travel four hours for knee, shoulder and hip replacement surgery.
The Veterans Affairs hospital in Fresno has hired two orthopedic
doctors and is recruiting a third surgeon, as part of an effort
to increase access to care and reduce waiting times for
treatment, hospital officials said Monday at a media roundtable.
The VA Central California Health Care System received $20.5
million in 2014 to hire doctors, nurses and medical staff.
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