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Dr. Samara Martinez is no stranger to military culture and what it means to serve. Born at Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Cavazos, formerly Fort Hood, her family’s military lineage dating back to World War II shaped her passion for the work she does today.

VISN 8 Clinical Resource Hub provider, Dr. Samara Martinez, completing an appointment remotely using Clinical Video Telehealth from her home in Texas.

Teaming up with the VHA's Innovation Ecosystem, Microsoft, and MIT Hacking Medicine, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (JAHVH) recently hosted a supercharged hackathon event called, Veterans’ Health – MIT Hacking Medicine 2024, at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.


In a significant stride towards advancing Veteran healthcare and medical research, the Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) celebrated the grand opening of its new Research and Academic Center on June 28, 2024.

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The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) accepted a donation of more than $105K from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary, Dept. of Florida, during the organization’s summer conference on June 15 in Orlando, Fla.

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The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) Clinical Contact Center, also known as VA Health Connect, serviced it’s 10 millionth call this week marking a significant milestone for the organization.

An Army Veteran with a decorated 12-year service record, including a transformation from an enlisted helicopter mechanic to an officer through the Green to Gold program, Albertie's journey from the battlefields to battling breast cancer is a true testament to human strength and perseverance.

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In the heart of Medical City in Orlando, amidst the bustling healthcare activities, lies a team that silently but steadfastly works to ensure the well-being of our nation's heroes.

Veteran patient Visham Ransaram receives a dental cleaning at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona, Orlando, Fla.

“I have a deep sense of gratitude and respect for what Veterans have done for me. I am thankful that I can help them in ways to improve their health and quality of life,” said Courtney Magierski, MHA, MS, RD, CDCES, Dietitian Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS).

Courtney Magierski, MHA, MS, RD, CDCES, Dietitian, Orlando VA Healthcare System provides a Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) demo.

Orlando, FL – The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) vibrant and meticulously manicured grounds serve as a testament to the dedication and hard work of its grounds crew.

Pictured in photo: Orlando VA Healthcare System Grounds Crew working on a sod-laying project.

In a quaint small town located in Rhode Island, a unique thread of healing has woven through generations of a family's medical legacy.

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