On January 30, 2013, several Robin Hood Foundation funded program representatives came to the James J. Peters VA Medical Center to provide a training session for VA practitioners on their Veteran initiatives.
Barely one year after atomic bombs were dropped in WW II, Congress enacted the Atomic Energy Act. An important component of the law authorized the use of atomic radioisotopes for peaceful purposes. The Veterans Administration was among the first institutions to initiate an Atomic Medicine program and Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, of the Bronx VA, would earn the Nobel Prize for her research.
As of March 2012, the VA has coalesced information security initiatives into the Continuous Readiness in Information Security Program (CRISP) to increase security for information that VA holds about individual Veterans, especially health care records.
With the imminent arrival of soldiers on American soil, places like the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx are gearing up to treat and help soldiers adjust to civilian life. Jim Connell, director of community and government relations and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, spoke with the AmNews about some of the programs the hospital has set up for the soldiers.
FOX News Senior Correspondent, Rick Leventhal, recently visited the JJP Medical Center to cover The Tribute Journey of Gold Star Mother, Kathryn Cross. Cross, whose son, a Navy Seal, was killed in a training accident in 2002, travels the country bringing cards and greetings to Veterans and active military personnel.
On 21 August 2011, VA Police Officer, Nicholas J. Tarulli, retired from the Navy after 42 years of honorable and dedicated service. In a ceremony at Fort Schuyler, VAdm John Cotton and Capt Samuel Tate, recognized this extraordinary achievement. Let's congratulate our colleague, on his well-earned retirement!
Army Veteran Frederick Phillip Luck, 74, has never married. “I didn’t want to be like my father. He died an alcoholic,” says Luck. He said that he and two younger sisters went to “orphan homes” after his mother died and his father started drinking more heavily. But, he recalls, he did not escape a drinker’s life.
In preparing for Hurricane Irene, VISN 3 facilities came together to plan for the evacuation of patients from the Manhattan VA. The Incident Command Centers were activated at all facilities. The JJP took some of the most severely ill patients from the Manhattan Surgical ICU. By 3pm Friday, the two facilities had completed the transfer of these patients and seamlessly integrated the two units.
Iconic Canadian Paralympian, philanthropist and world-renowned accessibility advocate Rick Hansen, recently traveled to New York City, to sign a memorandum of understanding in the field of spinal cord injury research. The event featured a demonstration of the groundbreaking ReWalk, exoskeleton walking device.