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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.
Coast Guard Veteran Stewart Taylor sits with Dr. Matthew Knisley, PRRC program psychiatrist to discuss his paintings.Innovative Program Makes Big Impact
Mental illness can ruin a person’s life, but the PRRC program at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is making a big difference for some of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) most difficult-to-treat patients.
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.

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