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Summit Healthcare in Show Low, AZAbove and Beyond: From VA Boston to Arizona
Reading her orders and seeing Show Low, Arizona, Tracey Bent had to Google it to find out where she was headed. After a five-hour drive east from Phoenix she found herself in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
hearing aidNew Hearing Aid Repair Process
VA Boston’s Audiology department has made some changes in order to better serve Veterans in need of hearing aid repairs. Veterans can now mail in, drop off, or have a virtual hearing aid repair appointment.
sprint smartphoneSmartphones from Sprint
Homeless Veterans have unique communication challenges and COVID-19 brought a need for virtual communication. The VA has partnered with Sprint in donating 36 Smartphones each with a six-month data plan.
Pharmacy at Lowell CBOCMail Out Pharmacy Extension in Lowell
The mail out pharmacy has seen great success and Veterans are very satisfied according to survey data. Since last October 87% of all prescriptions have been mailed to Veterans.
Graphic showing lungsEarly indicators for pulmonary hypertension
A groundbreaking VA study published July 27 found that the amount of pulmonary vascular resistance associated with increased hospitalization and death from heart failure is much lower than previously thought.
screen 523 textmobile screening
Texting the word “Here” to 53079 on their mobile phone, Veterans can practice physical distancing from their vehicle. Veterans text “Screen523” to 53079 to answer seven questions about COVID-19 symptom exposure.
women's health clinic signNew Women’s Health Clinic Space
VA Boston announces the opening of the new Women’s Health Center in Jamaica Plain. Women Veterans are the VA’s largest growing patient population and we have a comprehensive team dedicated to their care.
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.

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