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Advertisement for the Hepatitis C screening camapaign on the back of a Port Authority bus.Free Hepatitis C Screening
VA Pittsburgh's "I Am Free of Hepatitis C" campaign is up and running! Veterans in the 13-county service area who are enrolled for VA health care can call 412-360-1232 directly for hepatitis C screening.
A cigarette ripped in half on top of a calendar with the words 'Quit today'Make a Plan to Quit Smoking
The American Cancer Society's 41st annual Great American Smokeout calls on smokers to make a plan to quit or light their last cigarette. VA offers several resources to assist every step of the way.
Telehealth Education Delivered mobile vanTelehealth Education Delivered (T.E.D.) Mobile Van
Telehealth Education Delivered (T.E.D.) is designed to showcase the many telehealth solutions available within the Department of Veterans Affairs. If your schedule allows, stop by your local medical center for a demo.
A physician consults with a veteran remotely from his office via telehealth equipment during a clinic visit.Care Close To (or at!) Home
Already recognized as a leader in the development and use of telemedicine, VA is expanding the use of telehealth services to meet the growing needs of our diverse patient population.
Registered nurses respond to phone calls in the triage call center.Nurse Triage Call Center
Veterans (or family members) can speak to a registered nurse at any time regarding health care concerns, or to report a symptom they are having, by calling their local VA medical center and pressing the number 3.
The Joint Service Color Guard presents the colors at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.Commemorating the Anniversary of the Vietnam War
The national Vietnam War commemoration is a long-overdue opportunity for all Americans to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifices during one of America's longest wars.
Exterior photo of Clarksburg VA Medical CenterMyVA Will Realign Clarksburg VAMC to VISN 5
As part of VA's MyVA initiative, VHA is realigning Veterans Integrated Service Networks to fit in the five VA-wide districts. VISN 5 will include all 4 West Virginia VA health care facilities, including Clarksburg VAMC.
Vision for ExcellenceVision for Excellence - Issue 20
This issue of Vision for Excellence highlights VISN 4's surgical programs and how we ensure that surgical procedures are performed under the safest possible conditions at facilities with the resources to support them.
Interim Network Director Carla SivekCarla Sivek's Vision for VISN 4
Interim Director Carla Sivek lays out her guiding vision for VISN 4 during her tenure at the helm of the network, which focuses on providing world-class health care to Veterans when and where they need and want it.
Cover of 2014 annual report.2014 Annual Report - Portraits of Progress
Read Portraits of Progress to learn how VISN 4 is guided by VA's core values to accomplish great things for Veterans. Our 2014 Annual Report captures the dynamic quality of service found throughout VISN 4.

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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