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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

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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