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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

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.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.

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