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Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC

Local Features

Summer of ServiceSummer of Service
New nationwide initiative a “Summer of Service” seeks the help of citizens in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area to create and build partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans.
PVAMC Facility RenamingPhiladelphia VA Medical Center Renaming
On May 2, the Philadelphia VA Medical Center will host a ceremony celebrating the renaming of the facility to Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A wife smiles at her husband seated facing her. Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat
About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.
man lifting barbellWheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games
Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Two people walking with nordic walking sticksTips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down
You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
black and white photo showing three combat soldiers crouching in a forestU.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14
VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
doctor taking notes as patient relays his storyVeterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records
Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.
Two women working in an office setting.  One woman is talking on the phone.How Do You Save Someone’s Life?
Good listening skills and a cool head are prerequisites when you work at the Pittsburgh VA’s Suicide Prevention Office. “You always have to remain calm at this job,” says Veronica Lucious.
Ron Whitcomb working in a gardenThe Most Peaceful Place on Earth
For many years after he came home from serving in Vietnam, Army Veteran Ron Whitcomb thought the Viet Cong were surrounding his house. With VA PTSD therapy, he learned that he was safe.
two women discussing designsDesigning Clothes for Veterans with Prosthetics
Some very generous students of fashion engineering at SUNY are working on designing comfortable and functional clothes for Veterans with prosthetics.       
View of the Biloxi facility from the front flag poleBiloxi VA in Most Beautiful Hospital Competition
Skillful and compassionate care combined with a beautiful hospital and happy patients. VA’s Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has been nominated for Most Beautiful Hospital in America.
service members in uniform marching in a parage carring the america flagVA Remembers America's Fallen on Memorial Day
Once known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a time for remembering the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Here’s a list of ceremonies in your area.

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