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James J. Peters VA Medical Center

 

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Woman on the phone.Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time.
Architectural rendering of future Bronx Fisher House.James J. Peters VA Medical Center Selected as Prio
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs selected the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, located in Bronx, NY, as a priority site for the construction of two 16-suite Fisher Houses.
Miss USA, Deshauna Barber39th Annual National Salute to Veteran Patients
The National Salute is a week-long celebration of special thanks that occurs during the week marked by Valentine’s Day. This year, the Medical Center hosts Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, an officer in the US Army Reserve.
“Hall of Heroes” area and Bereavement “Honor Room”“Hall of Heroes” & Bereavement "Honor Room"
JJP VAMC has created a “Hall of Heroes” area and a Bereavement “Honor Room” to tell Veterans families that their loved one’s service contributions and sacrifices are remembered and valued.
Photo (L-R):  Elaine Smiley (L) of LiveOnNY, presented the Gold Recognition Award to members of the JJP Organ Donor Council (Dr. Sarah Garrison, Sylvia Barchue, Alex Wong, Sharyn Kreitzer and Jessica Fitzpatrick).Organ Donor Council Receives Award
Of the 995 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, only 147 received Gold status recognition. The JJPVAMC was one of only two VA Medical Centers in the country to receive this prestigious award.
Employees participating in the VA2K walk.JJP Holds VA2K Walk
On May 18, the JJPVAMC Employee Assistance Program held a 2K walk - called the VA2K - to encourage people to get active and to raise awareness and support for homeless Veterans.
The James J. Peters VA Medical Center (JJP VAMC) has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.JJPVAMC Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
JJPVAMC earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families.
Miss USA, Olivia Jordan, visits JJPVAMC for the 38th Annual National Salute to Veteran Patients.JJPVAMC Hosts Valentines for Veterans
JJPVAMC celebrated the 38th Annual National Salute to Veteran Patients, a celebration during Valentine's week. VAMCs across the country invite celebrities, elected officials & school kids to bring Veterans some cheer.
JJPVAMC Receives VA's Prestigious Sustainability Achievement Award for Energy EfficiencyJJPVAMC Receives Sustainability Achievement Award
Each year VA's Green Management Program recognizes facilities across the country for projects designed to reduce energy use and support "Green" initiatives such as recycling, water efficiency and pollution prevention.
As the Mobile Health Provider Program evolves over the course of the next year, so will the valuable opportunities to use mobile technology to improve and enhance care for our Veterans.VA Mobile Health Provider Program
As the Mobile Health Provider Program evolves over the course of the next year, so will the valuable opportunities to use mobile technology to improve and enhance care for our Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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