Skip to Content


Read about what's happening in our VA Bay Pines health care community.

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.

Two men stand in a courtyard, on a sunny day, wearing business casual attire. They are both smiling, and standing back to back with their arms crossed over their chests.

Bay Pines VA Physician Assistant Driven to Make a Difference

Physician assistants (PA) serve in one of the broadest roles in health care. To get a better understanding of the PA role in supporting Veterans and their health care journey, we're proud to introduce you to one of Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's PA staff, Elizabeth Robinson.

A young woman in a lab coat stands in a medical exam room and speaks to an older gentleman.

Bay Pines VA Employee is Latest Family Member to Serve Those Who Served Us

Across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, when staff strive to deliver timely and world-class health care, they are embodying the ideal of honoring those who served.

employee and her grandfather

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

Israel Baez II, Alexander Bestard, Jovany Morales-Estada, and Obed Muniz lead the Bay Pines VA’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) mission.

Two men, wearing business casual attire, stand back to back in a spacious courtyard.  They both have a pleasant look on their face.

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Recognized for Excellence in Sterile Processing

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is the latest recipient of the Ron Hesch Mission First Award.

Photo of Bay Pines VA SPS

Bay Pines VA Reaches Milestone in Support of Million Veteran Program

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has reached its latest achievement, surpassing 23,000 Veterans registered as part of the U.S. Department of Affairs’ Million Veteran Program (MVP).


Bay Pines VA Honors Women Veterans with New Recognition Wall

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System has spent the last nine months raising awareness of women Veterans as part of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ year-long celebration of 100 years of health care to women.

Photo of Women Veteran Program

The standard for 24/7/365 Virtual Urgent Care

The need for health care doesn’t stop just because it’s 5:00 p.m., the weekend, or a holiday. In fact, the busiest time for both urgent care clinics and emergency rooms is early afternoon and evening hours.

VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center hired two nocturnists, or physicians who work overnight, to truly become the 24/7/365 virtual urgent care service leaders aspired it to be.

Bay Pines VA, Sunshine Network, and FDVA Unite to Care for Veterans During Hurricane Idalia

For the second time in 11 months, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System activated emergency operations to prepare for the potential impact and aftermath of a hurricane headed for the western coast of Florida.

Photo of EMS evacuation of Veteran

Bay Pines VA Police Strengthen Readiness Through Active Threat Training

To strengthen our readiness, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s Police Service is hosting virtual active threat training sessions for all employees. The hour-long sessions provide staff with the tools they need to appropriately respond to an active threat.

A man sits at his computer and facilitates a virtual active threat training session.