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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

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Press Releases


2014

VA Job Fair Scheduled for Oct. 25 at C.W. Bill Young VAMC - The fair is open to all professionals seeking employment in the following occupations. Veterans, disabled Veterans and applicants with documented disabilities are encouraged to attend. (10/17/2014)
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System named a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by national survey - The Bay Pines VAHCS earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients, and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve. (10/15/2014)
Bay Pines VA to host Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11 - Local news anchor Reginald Roundtree will be the master of ceremonies for the event. (10/14/2014)
Now Available - Veteran Viewpoint Episode 2 - Episode two features VA patient and U.S. Navy Veteran Bob Hurt who said he was destined for military service when his mother dressed him in a sailor outfit at the age of one. (10/01/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS to receive state-level ward for hiring practices on Oct. 1 - "We consider the VA as one of our most exceptional employers - they support folks with disabilities without reservation," said Christy Boccabella-Brown, President and Founder of Placement Works Inc. (09/30/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS Recognized for Efforts to Improve Care for Older Patients - Through participation in the NICHE program we are able to offer evidence-based, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences, and improved care for our geriatric patients. (09/30/2014)
Bay Pines VA to Conduct Emergency Exercise on Sept. 24 - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will conduct a mass casualty exercise at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center on September 24 from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During the exercise, emergency vehicles and personnel will be onsite. (09/22/2014)
HUD, VA, and USICH announce 33% drop in Veteran homelessness since 2010 - Nearly 4,300 homeless and at risk Veterans cared for within Bay Pines VAHCS in 2014 (08/26/2014)
Veterans Town Hall Meeting Sept. 3 - Veterans and their families, congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations and other community partners are invited to attend. (08/25/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS to Hold Mental Health Summit August 22 - VA and community mental health providers to address broad mental health care needs of Veterans (08/19/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS Announces Roll-Out of VetLink Kiosks - Veterans can use new kiosks to check-in for appointments and manage personal information. (08/13/2014)
Housing First: A Model of Success - Jonathan Achuff is one of 70 Veterans enrolled in the Bay Pines VA HCS’s Housing First program – just one of several VA programs available for homeless Veterans, and those at risk for homelessness. Bay Pines is one of only 14 VA healthcare systems across the country with an active Housing First program. (07/21/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS Welcomes New Assistant Director - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cory Price as Assistant Director effective June 29, 2014. (07/03/2014)
MEDIA ADVISORY - Bay Pines VAHCS to Host Homeless Veterans Summit - VA, community partners to collaborate, develop plans to combat Veteran homelessness. (06/23/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS to Host Mental Health Recovery Symposium - The purpose of the symposium is to illustrate and showcase Veteran stories of recovery through the use of the healthcare system’s various mental health programs available through its Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service. The event will also highlight recovery oriented programs and support available to Veterans and families. (06/10/2014)
Update: Bay Pines VA to Hold Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26 - Bay Pines ceremony largest in Pinellas County; more than 3,000 expected. (05/22/2014)
Bay Pines VA to Host Research Day Event on May 7 - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will hold a Research Day event at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center on May 7, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will take place in the JC Cobb room located on the first floor of the main medical center building (building 100) and is open to the public. (05/05/2014)
A Letter to the Editor: Nurses Week 2014 - The theme of National Nurses Week 2014 is "Nurses Leading the Way," and no one puts more passion into the health care profession than VA nurses and nursing staff. (04/30/2014)
Bay Pines VA to Host VA2K "Walk and Roll" Event on May 21 - Wellness event to benefit homeless Veterans (04/30/2014)
Bay Pines VA to Hold Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26 - Bay Pines ceremony largest in Pinellas County; more than 3,000 expected (04/30/2014)
VA to host Veterans job and information fair May 3 - Event open to Veterans, family members, active duty service members, and the general public (04/30/2014)
UPDATE: Bay Pines VAHCS to Host Medical Center Renaming Ceremony - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a medical center renaming ceremony in honor of the late U.S. Representative C.W. Bill Young on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla. in the courtyard located between building number 37 and building 2. The event is open to all Veterans, their family and friends, and the general public. (04/17/2014)
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to Offer Onsite Chiropractic Services Starting April 28 - Dr. Jason Napuli has been selected as lead chiropractor for new program. (04/14/2014)
Update: Bay Pines VA to host Stand Down for Homeless Veterans - This year, the event will also feature a Stand Down Court. The court will provide an opportunity for Veterans to speak with legal experts from the 6th Judicial Circuit Court, Pinellas County Clerk of Courts, a public defender and others to address outstanding legal issues. (04/02/2014)
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to Host Medical Center Renaming Ceremony - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a medical center renaming ceremony in honor of the late Congressman C.W. Bill Young on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (03/28/2014)
Op Ed: Honor and Thank Doctors on March 30 - In honor of our VA doctors’ tireless efforts at the Bay Pines VAHCS and across our great nation, thank you for caring for our sick, advancing medical knowledge, and promoting the good health of the brave men and women we have the honor and privilege to serve. (03/27/2014)
Interactive Patient Care System to Launch at C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center March 11 - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center will launch its newly installed Interactive Patient Care System on March 11, 2014 to help educate, engage and empower patients in the care they receive. (03/06/2014)
Bay Pines VA to host Stand Down for Homeless Veterans - Over the years, the Bay Pines VAHCS has participated in, and hosted, numerous stand down events across the 10-county area the system serves, said Jennifer Sprague, Homeless Veterans Coordinator, Bay Pines VAHCS. (03/05/2014)
Sebring VA Community Clinic Welcomes New Physician in February - Dr. Priyamvada Gujjar, a long-time resident of Sebring, brings approximately 20 years of experience with her to the VA health care team in Sebring, and will officially begin seeing patients on Feb. 17. (01/28/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS Earns New 3-Year Accreditation for Cancer Program - The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) recently granted a three-year accreditation with commendation to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's cancer program. (01/27/2014)
Bay Pines VAHCS to Participate in Homeless Point-in-Time Count - "The annual Point-in-Time count is the best method we currently have to measure the homeless Veteran population throughout the communities we serve," said Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCS. "It is our goal to identify and connect those Veterans with the quality health care services they earned through their service to our great nation." (01/22/2014)
2014 Veterans Creative Arts Festival - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center will host the annual Veterans Creative Arts Festival local competition on Feb. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will take place in the JC Cobb room located on the first floor of the main medical center building. (01/17/2014)

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