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Bay Pines VA Police Targeting Trust and Transparency Through Use of Body-worn Cameras

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s Police Service has added another element to support their ongoing mission to protect those who served.

Two male police officers from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's Police Service are pictured here with their body cameras. They are standing shoulder to shoulder, in front of a wall in the police station. The gentleman on the left is wearing a dark navy ball cap.

Bay Pines VA CLC, WWII Veteran Celebrates 102 Years of Life

Of the many opinions that exist regarding life’s essence, there remains one indisputable fact; change is inevitable.

A man sits in a wheelchair with U.S. Army fatigues and a baseball cap that has the words

Tropicana Field Hosts 3,500 People for VetFest in Southwest Florida

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) knocked it out of the park during a joint PACT Act event at Tropicana Field, August 5.

Dr. Amin Elamin, Bay Pines VA chief of staff (right), explains details to a Veteran about toxic exposure screening during the joint VetFest event at Tropicana Field, support the PACT Act, Aug. 5. (Photo by Thomas Cole, Bay Pines VA).

Mass-Casualty Exercise Tests Bay Pines VA’s Readiness

The sound of sirens followed by multiple ambulances backing up to the Emergency Department (ED) at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center placed employees on alert, Wednesday morning, August 2.

Bay Pines VA nurses assess the injuries of a victim during the organization’s mass-casualty exercise, at C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Aug. 2.

Butterfly Effect Enhances Wellbeing for Bay Pines VA CLC Veterans

A Community Living Center (CLC) is a VA Nursing Home where Veterans may stay for a short time or, in rare instances, for the rest of their life.

Bay Pines VA CLC

Service for Two: Bay Pines VA Employee Delivers on Promise to Assist Expectant Mothers

It was Albert Einstein who once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” At the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, our staff embodies that sentiment, and one of those employees is Maternity Care Coordinator, Charmaine E. Gabino-Crooke.

Two women, one pregnant and with her toddler on her hip, stand smiling in front of the trunk of a car. In the trunk is a baby stroller.

Bay Pines VA Employees Earn Global Award Recognition… Again

Across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, communication is critical to informing, educating, and inspiring employees and Veterans.

Cole and DePass

U.S. Army Veteran Pays Forward Healing, Hope Gained at Bay Pines VA

The year was 1997 and Jeffrey Decresie had recently separated from active duty in the U.S. Army.

A portrait of a man standing out side on a sunny day. Behind him are the buildings that help make up the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

Marine Veteran Celebrates Pride in Service, Love, Life, and VA Health Care Support

Marine Corps Veteran Dave Mapp remembers the day he was told he had 18 months to live after being diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

Dave Mapp

Vulnerable Patients High Priority for Bay Pines VA During 2023 Hurricane Season

Nine months removed from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System continues to strengthen its readiness and response efforts to support Veterans as the possibility of inclement weather strengthens for this year’s hurricane season in southwest Florida.

Readiness Exercise