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Hospital staff look to increase nurse/doctor collaboration

BEDFORD, Massachusetts--Almost 40 VA Bedford Healthcare System staff from Geriatrics, Urgent Care, and the Gloucester VA Clinic attended the Nurse-Doctor Co-Teaching program, offered virtually last week by Harvard Medical School.

New PACT Act benefits and services for Gulf War era Veterans

Certain Gulf War era Veterans may now be eligible for VA health care thanks to the 2022 PACT Act. Gulf War era Veterans are encouraged to enroll for VA health care beginning Oct. 1, 2022.

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VA Bedford to host Veteran resource fair at Lynn VA Clinic

BEDFORD, Massachusetts--VA Bedford Healthcare System is hosting a Veterans resource fair and open house at its Lynn VA clinic on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hospital receives bivalent booster vaccines

VA Bedford Healthcare System has recently received its shipment of the newly reformulated Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Omicron BA.4/BA.5 bivalent booster vaccines.

Urgent care still available for Haverhill Veterans

BEDFORD, Massachusetts--Veterans of Haverhill still have a multitude of in-VA-network options for urgent care within a few miles, despite the closure of MedExpress, as reported by WHAV today.

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Mask on, screeners off; self-screening begins at VA Bedford Sept. 1

BEDFORD, Massachusetts—Starting Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, VA Bedford Healthcare System will require all Veterans, visitors, and staff to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms when entering its facilities.

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Join the epic motorcycle escort for The Wall That Heals trek to the VA hospital in Bedford, Mass.

BEDFORD, Massachusetts–In keeping with tradition, VA Bedford Healthcare System is recruiting motorcyclists, motorcycle riders, and bikers to join the motorcycle escort following The Wall That Heals to Bedford, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

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VA Bedford seeks volunteers for The Wall That Heals exhibit in September

BEDFORD, Massachusetts--VA Bedford Healthcare System needs volunteers to assist with The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that VA Bedford is hosting at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, here, Sept. 22-25.

A woman and man in front of a replica of the Vietnam Memorial

U.S. flag retirement drop box now available at VA Bedford HCS

BEDFORD, Massachusetts--If this spring finds your U.S. flag tattered, worn, or torn, bring it to VA Bedford Healthcare System for proper disposal in our new flag retirement drop box, available to all members of the community.

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VA Bedford debuts Adopt-a-Garden volunteer program

BEDFORD, Massachusetts—Voluntary Service at VA Bedford Healthcare System is rolling out Adopt-a-Garden, a new volunteer program that gives the gift of beauty to inpatient Veterans.

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