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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System


Bay Pines Introduces New VetLink Kiosk Feature for Surgery Patients and Their Loved Ones

May 23, 2018

BAY PINES, FL – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has introduced Operating Room (OR)/Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) family waiting room displays. The new VetLink feature allows family and friends to monitor a Veteran patient’s progression through a procedure or surgery taking place at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center Operating Room or Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC).

When a Veteran arrives for check-in at a surgical unit they are provided a surgery brochure with a unique and confidential queuing number associated with their name. The brochure instructs the family member or friend the Veteran chooses to share the brochure with, the ability to monitor the progress of their surgery or procedure in addition to frequently asked questions.

The new enhancement is one of several improvements made to the health VetLink Kiosk system. Kiosks are located at all Bay Pines VAHCS facilities to include the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Lee County Healthcare Center, community based outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring.

To learn more about VetLink, please visit or call 727-398-6661, extension 10122.

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System  The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing nearly 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at