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VA Boston employee receives early career healthcare executive award

June 17, 2022

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, or ACHE, named the VA Boston Healthcare System’s strategic planner as its 2022 Regent’s Award for Early Career Healthcare Executive winner June 9.

Few differences in safety profiles of Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

June 13, 2022

Both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have a low risk of adverse events over a 38-week period, according to a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers from VA Boston HCS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

Aerosols may contribute to hospital transmission of COVID-19

June 08, 2022

Hospital transmission of COVID-19 may result from aerosol-borne virus, according to research published today by VA Boston Healthcare System researchers in JAMA Network Open.

Clinician attitudes towards telehealth may impact how patients receive care

June 07, 2022

Provider attitudes regarding telehealth quality were associated with utilization rates, according to results published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University.

VHA Implements COVID-19 Health Protection Levels to Enhance Safety of Veterans, Visitors and Employees

May 24, 2022

Today, the VA Boston Healthcare System is implementing COVID-19 Health Protection Levels as part VA’s consistent, nationwide approach for Veterans Health Administration facilities to adjust COVID-19 safety protocols locally as needed.

Astrogliosis Found in Contact Sport Athletes and Blast-Exposed Veterans

April 19, 2022

A new study published April 13 in Acta Neuropathologica Communications, by Boston University and VA Boston HCS researchers at BU’s CTE Center, found that both contact sport athletes and blast-exposed Veterans had similar patterns of astrogliosis in brain regions susceptible to neurotrauma.

Inflammation and psychological symptoms may be related to blast exposure in post-9/11 Veterans

March 04, 2022

Chronic inflammation and psychological symptoms associated with neurodegeneration may be related to blast exposure in post-9/11 Veterans, according to research published online in Translational Psychiatry Saturday, Feb. 26.

VA Boston achieves geriatric emergency department accreditation

February 18, 2022

The VA Boston Healthcare System received Level Three Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation, or GEDA, from the American College of Emergency Physicians Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Intimate partner violence increases risks for mental health conditions

February 15, 2022

Those who experienced intimate partner violence, or IPV, are at increased risk for mental health conditions, according to research published Thursday, Feb. 10, by VA Boston Healthcare System researchers in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.

VA Boston cancer program earns national accreditation

February 07, 2022

The VA Boston Healthcare System earned national accreditation Jan. 28 from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.