truman va hospital

The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital began hosting classes at its new Patient Education Center on January 29. The center is a space within the hospital designated for classes that target veterans’ health. 

Although the majority of the classes were already being offered, the new center makes them more accessible. Additionally, the center is outfitted with a kitchen that makes classes such as a healthy cooking class possible.

Truman VA Advocates for the Great American Smokeout

Nov 16, 2016
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The Truman VA hospital in Columbia is participating in the Great American Smokeout on November 17 as a day geared towards helping people quit smoking.

Put on by the American Cancer Society, thousands of smokers across the nation will attempt to quit, even if it’s just for the day.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, “While 57% of the U.S. population has never smoked cigarettes, just 32% of Veterans receiving health care from VA report they never smoked.”

Truman VA and the national VA offer several options to help its veterans kick the habit.