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Phoenix VA was highlighted by Valley Metro in the Clean Air Campaign.Phoenix VA Highlighted in Clean Air Campaign
The Phoenix VA was recently honored by the Valley Metro Clean Air Campaign for making a difference in the Valley’s air quality by promoting and using alternative modes of transportation.
Phoenix VA employees talk to homeless Veterans during the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual count.Phoenix VA participates in national homeless count
Phoenix VA CRRC employees participated with local, state and federal agencies Jan. 23 in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual effort to estimate the number of Americans who are homeless.
Phoenix VA employees help a Veteran during the 2018 Maricopa County Veterans' StandDownPhoenix VA, Valley Partners Break Down Barriers
The Phoenix VA and a variety of partner organizations provided resources and care to more than 1,000 Phoenix area Veterans Jan. 25-27 for the 17th Annual Maricopa County Veteran StandDown.
Rebecca Golden dines at Teddy's Big Burgers in Maui, Hawaii.Veteran's Final Dream Realized
She day dreamt of sandy beaches and a tropical paradise as her plane flew over Oahu en route to Taiwan. But, at age 60, Rebecca Golden was diagnosed with lung cancer with a prognosis of 12 months.
The TED vehicle visited the Phoenix VA, Jan. 11, showcasing the latest technology in telehealth.TED Brings Latest Technology to Phoenix VA
Telehealth Education Delivered (TED) visited the Carl T. Hayden VA Hospital, Jan. 11, to give providers, service chiefs and Veterans a glimpse into the latest telehealth technology.
Phoenix VA now provides text messages to Veterans for appointment reminders.VEText Notes at Phoenix VA
The Phoenix VA Health Care System launched VEText, Dec. 8, to provide Veterans a convenient text message system to remind them of appointments and allow them to opt out of an appoint with a simple text message reply.
Collage of numbersCount Off: FY17 numbers show growth at Phoenix VA
Count Off: FY17 numbers tell story of growth at Phoenix VA Health Care System. In a time when many VA health care systems are shrinking, Veterans are still coming to the Phoenix area and seeking health care from the VA.
Michael Nash credits the VA with saving his life.Vet credits VA for saving his, caregiver's lives
Most Phoenicians remember June 20 as just another record-breaking temperature. The Valley was 119 degrees – enough to ground planes at Sky Harbor International Airport, but for one Veteran, it was Christmas in June.
Employees gather to pay their final respects to a departing Veteran.Phoenix VA Offers a Final Salute to Our Heroes
The Final Salute is the first of three phases planned to honor deceased Veterans. The second phase will include bereavement baskets for the families of recently deceased Veterans.
The VA in San Juan, Puerto Rico was a center for hurricane relief efforts.Employees Volunteer for Hurricane Relief Efforts
Phoenix VA employees answer the call and volunteer for hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Puerto Rico. The Disaster Emergency Medical Personal System grew dramatically as employees volunteer to help.

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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