Intersection - New Center at VA Hospital Means More Space for Patient-Centered Care

Mar 14, 2017

This week on Intersection, we talk about the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital's new patient education center and the hospital's patient-centered approach. Our guests are Communications Specialist Heather Brown, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager Jennifer Schmidt, Public Affairs Officer Stephen Gaither and MOVE! program participant and veteran Kent Lewis.

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Heather Brown, the Veteran's Hospital's Communication Specialist, explains the Whole Health program, which focuses on what is most important to the individual veteran.

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Brown described the Healing Box program, which incorporates guitar lessons into the veteran's care. This is one of the VA's programs focused on mental health. 

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Veteran Kent Lewis shares his success in the MOVE! program focused on weight loss. He said the program helped him start a new life. 

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Intersection's producers are Claire Banderas, Margaret Vatterott and Trevor Hook.