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James J. Peters VA Medical Center

 

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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.
Mr. Ralph Levine celebrates his 100th birthday.White Plains VA Clinic Hosts Party for 100 Year Ol
Staff nurse Carmen Soto from the White Plains Community Based Outpatient Clinic of the JJP Bronx VA, hosts a pot luck party for Mr. Ralph Levine to celebrate the centennial's birthday.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.

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