Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Volunteer Brings Smiles, Happiness to Veterans A smile, thumbs up, fist bump, hug and even a special dance – these are all things 38-year-old Matthew Ransdell brings to the table as one of our most cherished and exceptional volunteers.
Happy Nurses Week 2013! Read this short message from Teresa Kumar, Associate Director, Patient Care Services, recognizing Bay Pines VA nursing employees as part of National Nurses Week - May 6-12, 2013.
VA2K “Walk and Roll” Event on May 15 "Organizational wellness activities promote a healthy workforce, improve morale and ultimately increase employee satisfaction and productivity," said Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCS.
Extended Hours for Primary Health Services Now Available The Bay Pines VA is now offering extended appointment hours for Veterans requiring primary care, including women’s health and general mental health services, at select locations across southwest Florida.
Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Quality Award The Bay Pines VA has received a quality achievement award from the American Heart Association.
Food is Good Medicine Choosing the right foods can ward off illness and can maintain good health. Learn more about the right kinds of food to eat—and those to avoid. The 'MyPlate' guide makes it easy.
Veteran’s Dream Realized through “Grant-a-Dream" Program With the help of staff members from the Bay Pines VA’s Recreational Therapy department, and their program fittingly called “Grant-a-Dream,” a Veteran got to meet one of his favorite singers in January.
Bay Pines VA Employees Welcome New Chief of Staff Hundreds of Bay Pines VA employees turned out to welcome the new Chief of Staff on Jan. 29.
E-Donate Is Simple, Speedy, Safe The new E-Donate service allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support online. You choose the medical center, the amount, and the account.
Bay Pines VA Employees Save Veteran’s Life Three Bay Pines VA employees provided life saving CPR to an 81-year-old Marine Corps Veteran near a busy department store on their way home from work.
From the Veterans Health Administration
VA Launches Hotline for Women Veterans The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new hotline to respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans.
VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help! Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
PTSD Study: Men Versus Women In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
Training Veterans to Care for Themselves An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.