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WiFi is HereComplimentary Wi-Fi is Here!
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) now offers complimentary wireless internet or “Wi-Fi” for Veterans and visitors at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (building 100) located in Bay Pines, Fla.
Bay Pines VAHCS employees Dr. Theresa Buck (pictured third from left in blue), Pulmonologist, and Deborah Stratton (pictured center in white and pink), Licensed Practical Nurse, pose for a picture with other VA employees at a mobile clinic site in Laurinburg, N.C.Employees Reflect on Storm Response Mission
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System employees Dr. Theresa Buck and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Deborah Stratton reflect on their deployment to North Carolina in support of the Hurricane Matthew response.
Former U.S. Navy rescue diver Peter Harbachuck and his wife Annie visit with Dr. Joseph Hong, Hepatology Pharmacy Program Manager, at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Hep C Treatment Gives Veteran New Lease on Life
Navy Veteran Peter Harbachuck shares his story about how he was cured from Hep C using new treatments available through VA. He is one of about 1,000 Veterans treated by Bay Pines who have been cured of the disease.
Pharmacist discusses medication with patientAsk A Pharmacist Mobile App
Veterans: Do you have questions about your VA medications or pharmacies? The new Ask A Pharmacist mobile app can help! It answers basic pharmacy/medication questions and Veterans can access the app on any mobile device.
U.S. Army Veteran Nelson Newby meets with Dr. Cynthia Fisher, Chief Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Fighting the Good Fight
U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran recalls the day he was diagnosed with cancer. He said it was an ugly day, but is now cancer free with help from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's Cancer Program.
Photo of a patient wearing a knee braceImproving the Veteran Experience
Starting September 1, Veterans assigned to the St. Petersburg CBOC who require fitting and receipt of select durable medical equipment will now be able to do so directly at the clinic.
Photo of Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCSAccessible, safe, high-quality VA health care
We are committed to maintaining and improving the trust and confidence Veterans have in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and our ability to provide care that is grounded in VA’s core values.
beach scene with 2016 etched in the sandPreparing for Hurricane Season
The 2016 hurricane season is here. Are you ready? Read on for a personal preparedness checklist, medication tips and if you’re an enrolled Veteran, pharmacy contact information for your local VA facility.
Photo of Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare SystemHonoring Vietnam Veterans and their Families
Read this special letter to the editor authored by Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Director Suzanne M. Klinker regarding special events to honor Vietnam War Veterans and their families.
Photo of U.S. Air Force Veteran Jackie MurdockAir Force Vet: VA is Committed to Women Veterans
Former U.S. Air Force Nurse Jackie Murdock says health care services available to women Veterans have totally transformed since her first appointment with Bay Pines in 2004.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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