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U.S. Army Veteran Terry Hayes looks forward to competing in 2018 National Veteran's Wheelchair Games. Hayes was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus in 2012, but hasn't let that get in the way of staying physically active.
Many Veterans are making the choice to become tobacco free. The physical stress from withdrawal and alteration of daily habits can make it challenging. The good news is that Veterans do not have to do it alone.
Proactive coordinated care helps to identify Veterans born between 1945 and 1965 who may be at risk of Hepatitis C. Once identified, dedicated staff reach out to the Veteran and offer Hepatitis C screening.
VA Police Officers at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System now have a new tool to potentially save the lives of those who overdose on opioid medications - one of the many ways VA is working to combat the opioid epidemic.
U.S. Army Veteran Karen Jones was homeless, struggling with medical and mental health issues, and needed help. With support from Bay Pines, she recovered, flourished, and became a full time employee with VA.
“It seemed like the worst possible thing that could happen to me at the time. I moved across the country from Nevada with my partner. Things went terribly wrong and I found myself living in the back seat of my car.”
After 33 eye surgeries, including a partial corneal transplant, Coast Guard Veteran D.K. Adams continues the fight to save the remaining five percent vision in his right eye while pursuing his dream as an author.
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is taking active steps to modernize and improve its facilities, programs, and services for the more than 108,000 Veterans who seek care from the organization.