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Once Homeless and Battling Addiction, Bay Pines VA Leader Reaches New Heights as National Trainer of the Year Honoree

Eugene Hairston has spent nearly 25 years working to make amends with himself and others in his life to become the man his Aunt Lena knew he could be.

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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, St. Matthews partner to provide Thanksgiving meals to 200 Veterans

Two hundred Florida Veterans and their families will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings this year, thanks to the generosity of St. Matthews House, a Florida-based nonprofit who has been supporting residents in south Florida for 30 years.

Bay Pines VA Social work and HUD-VASH Team

Bay Pines VA Completes 80K Toxic Exposure Screenings Over the Past Year

The rollout of the PACT Act in 2022 created a red-carpet experience for nearly 80 percent of the Veterans enrolled across Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to receive a Toxic Exposure Screening over the past year.

Toxic Exposure Screening

Bay Pines VA Staff’s Heritage Promotes Dedication to Veterans

At Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, delivering positive health care outcomes is just one part of serving Veterans; another crucial aspect of serving those who’ve served is ensuring that the trust they’ve placed in us remains untarnished.

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Bay Pines VA Hospice and Palliative Care Teams Unite in Mission to Deliver Compassionate, Respectful Care

Veteran services and support for hospice and palliative care remains a top priority for care teams across Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Marine Corps Veteran Espouses Values from Family, Service in Role With VA

When Medina Ayala-Lo made the choice to take a 10-minute walk in 2013, she never imagined that small stroll would put her on a path that would forever change her life.

Photo of Medina Ayala-Lo

Bay Pines VA Employees Improve Veteran Support Through New Campaign

Employees across Bay Pines VA Healthcare System are embracing a new approach toward patient care, and Veterans are taking notice.

Internal Bay Pines VA Campaign

Bay Pines VA Chaplain Remains Steadfast in Mission to Provide Comfort, Care

The fabric of Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is woven with individuals from all walks of life, who are dedicated to serving America’s heroes; but within our Chaplain Service, Veterans may find a form of healing that is truly intangible.

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Quality People Drive Quality Performance at Bay Pines VA

Across Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, healthcare quality means ensuring Veterans receive world-class care, and that can only be achieved through becoming a High Reliability Organization (HRO).

Dr. Joann Badget (back row, far right) and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Quality Systems team gather before heading out to meet with staff at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Oct. 18.

Continued | Somos Uno: Bay Pines VA Veterans, Staff Champion Equity for All

In honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is proud to recognize the members of our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office by honoring their service to our nation, their heritage, and their commitment to EEO.

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