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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System


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U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Serena Tita sits with Linda Stanley, Registered Nurse, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System for a Video on Demand session.Increasing Real Time Access to Care for Veterans
Volunteers are leading the way in increasing real time access to care for Veterans at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System through a project developed to assist with promoting Video on Demand.
HurricaneBe Informed. Make a Plan. Be Ready.
In a matter of minutes, the powerful winds produced by a hurricane or tropical storm can rip roofs off buildings, topple trees, cause massive flooding, and even cause death. You can take steps to ensure safety.
Veterans participate in the Equine Therapy program at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in order to learn strategies to cope and deal with stress.Equine Therapy Helps Heal Veterans
The Equine Therapy program at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System provides Veterans with therapeutic interventions through respectful partnerships with horses. The program is available to eligible Veterans.
U.S. Army Veteran Oscar Picon receiving an ultrasound to screen  for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by Lead Radiology Technician Denise Cobb at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Imaging Best Practice Quickly Spreads Network Wide
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s Radiology Serve recently developed an imaging best practice that has quickly spread throughout the Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN) 8.
Pictured in photo: Marine Corps Veteran Pierre Williams and Josephine Smith of Saint Petersburg FloridaIt Takes a Hero to Ask for Help
He came home to dreams of corpses, burning flesh and post-traumatic stress. With the help of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy at the Bay Pines VAHCS, Williams is learning to get past the pain.
U.S. Army Veteran Terry HayesHelping Veterans Stay Active
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.
A construction photo of the Bay Pines VAHCS's new Cancer Infusion/Chemotherapy CenterBay Pines continues modernization and expansion
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is working to transform and improve the delivery of care for Veterans through improvement initiatives aimed at modernizing facilities, programs, and services.
Clinical Psychologist and Health Behavior Coordinator, Dr. Candis Cornell discusses tobacco cessation strategies with U.S. Air Force Veteran Johnie Chattman in preparation for their next tobacco cessation session with Veterans participating in the Tobacco Free program at Bay Pines.Knowing the Enemy Behind the Lines
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.
Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Amanda Atherton discusses Hepatitis C treatment methods with Navy Veteran Dennis Demille.Hepatitis C Screening Initiative Helps Save Lives
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.
Dr. Shinelle Green, Clinical Pharmacist, provides instruction to VA Police Officer Charles McCuller on how to use Naloxone nasal spray -  an opioid antagonist which displaces the opioid from receptors in the brain and can be used to reverse an opiate overdose, possibly saving a life.VA Police Equipped with New Lifesaving Tool
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.

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