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Philadelphia VA Medical Center

 

Local Features

CLC Honor GuardCLC Honor Guard
CLC Honor Guard Philadelphia respectufully shows their last respects to the brave men and women who have dedicated their life for our country and the freedom of the United States of America.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Sign in front of the garden with the words the healing ground dedicated July 2012Planting Cabbage on Earth Day in a Healing Ground
Hundreds of Veterans have found a safe haven for dealing with a variety of issues in a Walla Walla VA “Healing Ground” garden. Thinking about things with the “clarity of fresh air.”
Veteran Charles Yeager standing next to his award winning muralVeterans and Medical Centers Celebrate Earth Day
Veterans are seeing green as they join VA Medical Centers across the country in a variety of programs to celebrate Earth Day initiatives that help the planet and create a healing environment.
woman reading labels in the grocery storeDo You Know How Much Salt is in that Soup?
With K-rations, you ate what you got. Today, Veterans can make smart decisions about the food they put in their body. Here’s a quick and easy summary of how to read those Nutrition Facts Labels.
92-year-old volunteer Orville Swett World War II Vet Says Volunteering Keeps Him Alive
Ninety-two-year-old Orville Swett, a retired optician, has been volunteering at the VA eye clinic in Daytona Beach for 25 years. His job? Adjusting glasses for Veterans who visit the clinic.
Volunteer Kay Arnold sitting in a banquet roomDedicated Volunteers Serve Veterans for Decades
Volunteering: the ultimate exercise in democracy. We may vote in elections once a year, but when we volunteer, we vote every day for the kind of community we want to live in.
Karen Duddy, Occupational Therapy Supervisor, and Veterans Bill Armstrong  and Olester McNary participate in Doc Talk- a game in which Veterans learn to better communicate with health care providers.How Occupational Therapy Works for You
VA's occupational therapists help Veterans participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities and occupations. Read on to learn how they do it.
older couple doing stretching excercisesNational Public Health Week - Five Days to Health
Veterans, how many times do you exercise per week? Immunizations up to date? When was the last time you got tested for HIV? Here's VA's “Five Days to Health” challenge to help build a healthier you.
A psychologist counsels a coupleGoal: Satisfying Sexual Relationship
Many Veterans struggle with sexuality in their relationships. Two VA psychologists assert that a satisfying sexual relationship strengthens the whole family and it needs to be addressed.
veterans participating in downhill skiing Winter Clinic World-Leader in Adaptive Sports
VA's annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic has significantly changed the lives of thousands of disabled Veterans, reminding them of the wonder life still has to offer.
person grabbing a door handle for entryRehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.

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