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GCVHCS Observes Women's History Month With Virtual Presentation

BILOXI, Miss. -- Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) employees participated in a March 16 observance designed to highlight the increasing role women Veterans have in and are taking in the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Women's History Month

Biloxi VA Medical Center Hosts Mardi Gras Parade

BILOXI, Miss. -- Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) employees provided Veterans in the organization's Biloxi, Mississippi-based facilities the opportunity to participate in a Gulf Coast tradition Feb. 24 on the organization's campus.

GCVHCS Mardi Gras Parade

GCVHCS Recognizes First Recipient of Organization's Upward Mobility Award

BILOXI, Miss. -- The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) recognized a 32-year employee during the organization’s Feb. 17 Employee Town Hall with an award designed to recognize staff initiative in furthering both organizational goals and their individual career.

Priscilla Walker

Donation of Virtual Reality Devices to GCVHCS Adds Innovative Rehabilitation Therapy for Veterans

BILOXI, Miss. -- The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System recently accepted a donation of three virtual reality (VR) systems from Penumbra, Inc., to bolster Veteran kinesiology and occupational therapeutic activities.

VR Therapy

Gulfport Chiefs, CPO Selectees Repair Biloxi VA Medical Center Pier

BILOXI, Miss. – More than one dozen Chief Petty Officers (CPO) and CPO selectee volunteers from the Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) participated in a community relations project beginning in July 2021 with the Biloxi Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.

GCVHCS Fishing Pier

GCVHCS Recognizes 50-year Veterans Health Administration Employee During Virtual Ceremony

BILOXI, Miss. – The longest tenured Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) employee was recognized during a Feb. 7 virtual ceremony celebrating her 50 years of service with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Peak 50 Year

Biloxi VA Medical Center Hosts Blood Drive

BILOXI, Miss. – Despite rain, below average temperatures for January on the Gulf Coast and the ongoing global health crisis, the Biloxi Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center hosted The Blood Center Jan. 25 for a day-long blood drive.

Biloxi VAMC Blood Drive

GCVHCS Recognized by American Hospital Association During Jan. 19 Presentation

BILOXI, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) was presented a plaque signifying 75 years of American Hospital Association (AHA) membership during a Jan. 19 presentation ceremony at the Biloxi Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

AHA 75 year plaque

Two Gulf Coast-area Veterans' Creative Arts Competition Entries Place in National Competition

BILOXI, Miss. – Two Veteran’s works featured in the July 2020 Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) Creative Arts Competition placed nationally during the 2021 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs National Creative Arts Festival.

GCVHCS Creative Arts Lady Justice

GCVHCS Announces 2021 Employees of the Year

BILOXI, Miss. – The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) announced its 2021 Employees of the Year and December 2020 Employee of the Month during a virtual Dec. 17 ceremony from the Biloxi Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

McDowell