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100th Birthday Cake for Anthony BarrassoWWII Vet Tony the Kid Bambino Turns 100 Years Old
One hundred days ago 19 Veterans made a pact to hang tough and move as a unit when the VA transitioned them from the Chelsea Soldiers Home Adult Healthcare Program to the Don Orione Home six miles away.
The National Veteran Experience Initiatives are all about meaningful interactions that enhance a Veterans experience with VA.VA Boston Emphasizes Veteran Experience Initiative
It all starts with a simple question: What matters most to you? That’s the first step in a new model of whole health care, designed to help Veterans achieve and maintain their best all-around health and well-being.
Doctor briefs hostpital leadership on new ORNew OR Modernization Enhances Patient Safety
Modernization is often a term used in association with new beginnings, innovative technology and streamlining processes. Now it’s a term VA Boston Healthcare System is embracing to describe advancements...
Dr. Ann McKee,  Chief Neuropathologist at VA Boston Healthcare System is at home among slidesDr. Ann McKee Bostonian of the Year
Dr. Ann McKee is an unlikely warrior against football. The 64-year-old was raised as a devoted Green Bay Packers fan. Her older brother Chuck was the star quarterback for both the public high school and private college.
AMSUS LogoMcvey Receives the AMSUS Award
Both of my uncles were Veterans as well as my husband who received all of his care in the VA. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to care for America’s heroes and be recognized in this way.
Members express Veteran stories through theaterBringing Veterans stories to life through theater
"Now that, is a true story. A powerful one.” The Creative Arts and Expressive Therapies are therapeutic and helps healing through the process of imagination and self-expression.
The American flag blows in the wind over the Brockton CampusVA Boston Holds Flag Retirement Ceremony
The flag had only 24 stars, which was our nation’s symbol of freedom from approximately 1822 to 1836 before Arkansas was admitted to the union. The flag’s historic significance did not stop at its age.
Prosthetics Service at VA Boston delivers on fabrication of ambulatory devices.Spotlighting National Sensory Aid Week
The Veterans Health Administration is celebrating National Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) Week recognizing the equipment and services that help maximize independent living for Veterans.
volunteers from red vest ambassador programThe Red Coats are Coming for Volunteers
This week VA Boston Healthcare System’s dedicated volunteers got a new addition to their wardrobes; red coats and vests. This upgrade is a part of the Red Coat Ambassadors program.
A red, white and blue cake denotes the 105th birthday of the "Judge"WWII Veteran Turns 105 at VA Boston's CLC
A retired judge and WWII Veteran celebrates his 105th birthday at VA Boston's Community Living Center. Judge Leighton was surrounded by staff, family and admirers as he reflected on the past 105 years.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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