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Bay Pines VA Local Veteran Creative Arts FestivalCalling All Veteran Artists!
The 2021 Bay Pines VA Local Veterans Creative Arts Festival is scheduled for September 16, 2021. Veteran artists, now is the time to start gathering your entries and submitting your entry forms to compete!
Drive-Thru Baby ShowerBay Pines Honors Veteran Mothers
On Saturday May 8th many new expecting mothers lined up on the Bay Pines Campus for the first ‘Drive-thru’ Baby Shower hosted by the Women’s Health Clinic at the Bay Pines CW Young VA Medical Center.
VA Advisory Council for Minority Veterans Site VisitCommunity Invited to Minority Veteran Discussions
Veterans are invited to participate in VA's Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans virtual facility briefs and town hall to discuss VA Minority Veteran Programs and how VA is serving the needs of all Veterans.
We Believe You and We Believe In YouApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Our message for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this year focuses on our support for MST survivors and our confidence in their strength, resilience, and ability to continue healing: "We believe you and we believe in you."
Veteran Receives Medical Advice on the Go With VA ChatVeteran Receives Medical Advice on the Go
Veteran Josef Mendez Lopez needed a way to fit VA care into his busy schedule, so he turned to the VA Health Chat app to connect with VA staff quickly. Read his story and learn more about the app.
Veteran Dalia CoxBay Pines VA Veteran Finds Healing Through Crafts
Creative Arts Therapy proves to be valuable in treating PTSD, addiction and depression. One Bay Pines VA Veteran shares her success story of how she gained focus and healing through her VA's crafting program.
VA Health Chat IconVA Health Chat App Available to Veterans March 11
Starting March 11, Veterans can use the VA Health Chat app to get virtual urgent care from the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center. The app is available for Android and IOS devices.
Staff from across the healthcare system donate frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items.Staff Feed Hundreds of Veterans and their Families
Staff at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System are showing Veterans their gratitude this holiday season in a meaningful way. Nearly 650 Veterans and their families have received holiday dinner boxes for Thanksgiving.
Erin Todd, Music Therapist at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System facilitates tone chime music therapy with group members (left to right) Luther Harrison, Rebecca Heissler, and Barbara Wood.Local Veterans Look Forward to National Festival
9 Veterans from the BPVAHCS were invited to attend the NVCAF and 6 will travel to Kalamazoo, Mi. to showcase their talents by participating in grand stage show performances, creative writing and visual art exhibitions.
Suicide Prevention Team MembersBPVAHCS Expands Suicide Prevention Team
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's (BPVAHCS) Suicide Prevention Team (SPT) has recently expanded from four to 10 members. The team is focused on enhancing suicide prevention services for Veterans at risk.

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