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Read about what's happening in our VA North Florida/South Georgia health care community.

VA helping the nations heroes age in place: Meaningful Moment

The North Florida/South Georgia VAMC strives to provide world-class health care in all aspects of the care provided to Veterans.

Mr. Harris working as an Aviation Maintenance Administration airman.

Kicking It With Kindness

Veterans receiving health care at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center had a special visit from the University of Florida Women’s Soccer Team on Mar. 22, 2024.

UF Soccer Team Visit

VA LETC and VISN 8 Graduates 38 New VA Police Officers

The North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System recently partnered with the VA Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) to host a Mobile Training Team (MTT) to conduct a remote VA Police Academy Class, here.

VA LETC POST Course 2403A Group Photo

Food for Thought: Supporting Veterans through Local Partnerships

The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic’s Patriotic Pantry is proud to partner with The Community of Gratitude Emergency Food Center to collect and donate food and supplies to bridge the gap in food insecurity.

Rick Elliot,  leads Tina Silano-Willis, TVOPC Primary Care Assistant Nurse Manager, on a tour of the food center.

North Florida / South Georgia VHS spreads Holiday cheer through Civic donations

The spirit of giving this holiday season has taken hold throughout the North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Holiday Gift Bags

Veteran Army Family Reunited after 39 Years: And it Feels so Good!

Families reuniting can be a life changing event, and one such story has resulted in a happy and long-awaited reunification for a family of Veterans.

Mrs. Tamara Thomas and her father, retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Trejo Sr.

Fisher House: Home away from Home at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

The North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health Systems’ Fisher House, founded in 2014, is one of the seven Fisher Houses in Florida.

Mrs. Valerie Jackson stands next to the busts of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher in the foyer of the Gainesville Fisher House, Oct. 18, 2023. Valerie has been residing in the Fisher House while her husband, Vietnam Veteran James Jackson, receives treatment at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Completes 9th Robot Assisted Joint Replacement

The North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System and Malcom Randall VA Medical Center completed its ninth robot assisted lower extremity joint replacement utilizing a MAKO Smart Robotics assisted surgery system, Aug. 18, 2023.

Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Landmark Robot-Assisted Bronchoscopy Program Surpasses 200 Procedures

The North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System and Malcom Randall VA Medical Center have achieved a landmark milestone surpassing 200 robotic-assisted bronchoscopy procedures for Veterans throughout the system’s catchment area.

Pulmonary Group

The standard for 24/7/365 Virtual Urgent Care

The need for health care doesn’t stop just because it’s 5:00 p.m., the weekend, or a holiday. In fact, the busiest time for both urgent care clinics and emergency rooms is early afternoon and evening hours.

VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center hired two nocturnists, or physicians who work overnight, to truly become the 24/7/365 virtual urgent care service leaders aspired it to be.