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Philadelphia VA Medical Center

 

Local Features

VA Physicians Recognized for ExcellenceVA Physicians Recognized for Excellence
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is proud to acknowledge three physicians who each received the Academy of Master Clinicians award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
patient interacts with VA staffVA Care Among Highest in Patient Satisfaction
The independent 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reports Veterans enrolled and using VA health care are “highly satisfied” with the quality of care and their relationships with their clinical providers.
34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in PhiladelphiaElectronically Donate to the Games
With less than 150 days to go… your opportunity to support the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia is now here! You can now donate to the Games electronically!
Manny and his team performing surgeryA Good Deed is Never Lost
Emmanuel "Manny" Jean-Louis, a Physician Assistant (PA) in the Emergency Department (ED) at the Philadelphia VAMC, recently volunteered for a mission in Haiti with the non-profit organization, Blue Sky Surgical Team.
medical center employees wear red for womenWear Red Day 2014
February is American Heart Month, and with the help of the American Heart Association, Philadelphia VAMC is once again bringing awareness to our women Veterans. Go Red for Women!
PVAMC Social Workers Ryan Poulsen and Sandra Dickinson assist a homeless Veteran during the winter storm.Caring for Veterans A Team Effort
A dedicated team of Philadelphia VA Medical Center social workers provide assistance around the clock to local homeless Veterans during the unusually cold and snowy winter storms.
Staff and veterans wear red for womens healthWear Red Day
Feb. is American Heart Month, and PVAMC is proud to work with the American Heart Association to bring awareness to our women Veterans and their families. Don't forget to Wear Red on Friday, Feb. 7 – Go Red for Women!
CWT Worker Odell Williams, U.S. Navy VeteranPhiladelphia VAMC's Compensated Work Therapy
PVAMC began participating in the VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program in 2006. CWT has three programs; Transitional Work Experience (TWE), Supported Employment, & Homeless Veteran supported Employment Program.
Elderly man and woman on a couch look at a laptopExplore Long Term Services, Supports—Just in Case
Explore your long term care services and supports now, while you don't need them. Personal proactive planning can provide you peace of mind for yourself and those you care about.
Veterans walk with ease at Philadelphia VAMCWalk with Ease
The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease program is coming to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Walk With Ease is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman checking a mailboxVeterans Can Now Track Delivery of Prescriptions
A VA employee thought if he could track the delivery of his gifts online, why not make it possible for Veterans to track the delivery of their prescriptions the same way? Now, they can.
Close up of an elderly man's face, standing in front of a treeVeteran Survived the Battle of the Bulge
Seventy years ago this month, stubbornly brave American soldiers fought the Battle of the Bulge. Arthur Berkowitz, 91, was one of them. He recalls the battle and a bullet that later shattered his knee.
A nurse prepares to draw blood from a female VeteranObjective: Help improve health care for Veterans
Over 300,000 Veterans have joined the Million Veteran Program, a partnership between VA and Veterans to establish a database of information which may lead to preventing and treating illnesses in Veterans.
Cartoon of a man showing a presentation on managing stressSeven Ways to Manage Stress during the Holidays
Holidays should be about family, friends and fun. But what about all those demands and deadlines? Here are some tips to help Veterans and their families manage all that stress, now and all year long.
Smoldering navy ship, USS ArizonaUSS Arizona Survivor Recalls Pearl Harbor Attack
Lonnie Cook, 94, is one of nine USS Arizona survivors still living. His plans for a day of liberty in Honolulu came to a halt just before 8:00 on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941.
Elderly woman in a wheelchair hugs a young womanAt Wyoming VA, No Veteran Dies Alone
Since 2012, volunteers at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Wyoming have been spending hours sitting at the bedside of dying Veterans, keeping them company as they near their final journey.
Woman and man talkingGiving Thanks ... with Empathy and Hope
PJ Johnson knows about recovery. She was hit by a car while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. During her rehab, the Veterans she usually helps encouraged her to get better and come back to them.
Close up portrait of Dr. Matthew FriedmanBrain Bank to Help in Treatment of PTSD
A new brain bank in Vermont will help with understanding abnormal brain activity in PTSD and could pave the way for new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of individuals with PTSD.
Male Veteran on a beach inhailing the fresh air.Quit Smoking for Your Health and Breathe Easier
November 20th is the Great American Smokeout. Join the Smokeout by quitting or making a plan to quit smoking that day. Succeed with helpful tips from Dr. Timothy P. Carmody.
Image of a male doctor taking the pulse of a female patient.Just Saying No to Pain Meds
Specialists at the VA in Charleston, South Carolina, have helped more than 400 patients ease off their chronic pain medications. How did they do it? The answer might surprise you.

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