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Local Features

A close-up of a mans hand punching numbers on a cell phoneVEText offers mobile check-in for appointments
VA Boston introduces VEText mobile check-in! The feature allows Veterans to check-in for scheduled appointments from their vehicles once they arrive for a scheduled appointment.
Poster depicting racial labels and sayingsListening Sessions: Race and Racism
"Being an ambitious, African American woman at VA, I've seen many challenges when trying to advance my career. I experienced unconscious biases and have been affected by microaggressions."
mobile testingCOVID testing over the road
The Mobile COVID Testing Team delivers care to Veterans where and when they need it; in their homes.To date, the team has tested Veterans homebound due to medical or mobility issues.
mask makingNurses Stitch Recycled “Blue-Wrap” Masks
A team of operating room nurses at VA Boston are innovating by sewing masks made from recycled materials on hand. The idea was brought by Ann Miller, RN to after reading an article about reusing the sterile wrap.
MSAMSAs Step Up To Challenges
Medical Support Assistants are the administrative backbone of a High Reliability Organization like VA Boston Healthcare System. Since the onset of COVID-19, the role that MSA’s play within VA Boston has shifted.
3D-printed swabsVA Boston Produces 3D-Printed Swabs for COVID-19
A team led by Clinical Engineering and Sterile Processing Service (SPS) at VA Boston mobilized an in-house production of 3D-printed nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs increasing testing capability for Veterans and employees.
VA Nurses at VA Boston Healthcare System stand ready to serve Veterans and their community. This photo includes VA Nurses on a Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Opposite page: VA Nurses in the Community Living Center.Nurse Week 2020
2020 is the year of the nurse and the midwife, a time to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday while recognizing Nurses worldwide for the dedication and care they provide their patients.
gerofitVirtual Gerofit Program Keeps Seniors Going
The VA Boston Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center in partnership with Physical Medicine and Rehab Service has transitioned their Gerofit group exercise to a virtual care format.
VA Boston Makes Hand SanitizerSanitizer Production Begins at VA Boston
Pharmacy staff at VA Boston Healthcare System has shifted gears to making hand-sanitizer. The new sanitizer will be distributed for use throughout VA Boston Healthcare System, and other sites within VA New England.
Lady wearing a face mask sitting at a desk typingHealthcare at Home: VA Boston Expands Virtual Care
“This is my first-time using VA Video Connect and I like it,” said Charette. “It’s nice because I don’t have to expose myself or others by going into the hospital to speak with someone and it was easy to set-up.”

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