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Teamwork Brings Cancer Screening to the Manhattan VAMC

On an otherwise quiet, rainy morning at the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System’s Manhattan Campus, Speech Language Pathologists Matthew Vespertino and Stephanie Bonowicz were busy setting up Harbor’s first in-person cancer screening event in over two years to commemorate Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

Dunkin Adams, DMD, providing a dental screening to a Veteran.

Former Refugee Joins VA and Fulfills A Lifelong Dream of Service

When Shpresa Islami, RN, arrived at the Staten Island Outpatient Clinic of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System ready to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, she didn’t realize that she would get to fulfill a lifelong goal.

Shpresa Islami, RN.

Remembrance and Redemption

As patients and staff solemnly commemorated the 20th anniversary of September 11th during a ceremony held at the Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Veteran and spoken-word poet Eugene Thomas Jr. shared his perspective of that fateful day.

A woman sitting at a keyboard looks up at a man in a blue suit who is preparing to begin his spoken-word poetry.