Women’s Health Newsletter – June 2022 | VA Milwaukee Health Care

We’d like to welcome you to our new newsletter created especially for our female Veterans.
The VA Women’s Health program strives to meet your diverse and special needs. We offer women’s health specialty clinics, timely health care, outreach programs and events.
We are inspired to serve you every day as part of our mission. We honor you as a diverse, brave and resilient community of female Veterans.

Inspired by you

We asked several of our team members the question, “What inspires you most about our Women Veterans?” Their responses could not be more supportive:

“I’m inspired by their strength and resilience. They encourage me to be strong in the face of adversity…to keep pushing forward.”

“They are hardworking, strong, courageous, and selfless.”

“What inspires me is their ability to do it all. To stand next to men and do the same job.”

“I enjoy their take-charge enthusiasm for their health care.”

They are “2tronger than the average woman.”

“They had the courage to fight for their country and what they believe in.”

“Women are now valued as much as our male Veterans. They go through the same training and can now hold higher job positions. Some experience sexual trauma and soldier on with their heads held high.”

“Women Veterans show the same bravery and strength as men. Amazing!”

“Although having experienced trauma, they still come here with a positive attitude.”

They have “strength and courage. … They are our heroes.”

“Hearing about their experiences inspires me to be my best self. This motivates me to continue working hard for our women Veterans.”

Our Milwaukee VA Women’s Health team, from left, Santos Olmo, Ericka Johnson, Jessica Klink, Kathryn Dilkey, Katie Wisniewski and Erin Rourke. Not pictured: Christina Helms

New Women’s Health coordination team

We are your new health coordination team. Our focus is a seamless transition from your in-house care to community services. The team works with providers to address all aspects of your care. This includes patient education, chart updates, appointments and follow-ups on abnormal test results.

We help you navigate a sometimes complex medical system. From mammograms to maternity care coordination, our goal is safe, high-quality and effective health care.

Gynecology Services

Our comprehensive gynecology clinic offers help for a wide range of health issues:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Contraception
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy)
  • In-house infertility care
  • Follow-up for abnormal cervical cancer screenings
  • Referrals to
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