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OVAHCS’ Culinary Magic: Inside the Healthy Teaching Kitchen

“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.

Dedicated Grounds Crew at Orlando VA Healthcare System Cultivates Pride and Serenity for Veterans

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.

Two Eras of Healing

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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Black History: A Celebration of Contributions & Inclusivity

In the wake of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade celebration, the Orlando VA Healthcare System, (OVAHCS) is gearing up for another significant observance that resonates with the principles of equality and diversity – Black History Month.

MLK Parade Float

Digital Dentistry: Transforming Patient Care

In a groundbreaking move towards enhancing dental services, the Orlando VA Healthcare System, (OVAHCS) has unveiled a series of cutting-edge upgrades to its dental clinic, designed to revolutionize patient care and operational efficiency, that are sure to keep Veterans smiling.

Dental Clinic Equipment

The Remarkable Impact of Esketamine Therapy

Esketamine, a novel therapy, is being used at the Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) to provide mental health treatment for Veterans with treatment-resistant mental health conditions.

Pictured in photo: During an appointment, Psychiatrist Dr. Roopa Chavda and U.S Army Veteran Edgardo Rosa discuss his experience with Esketamine treatment.

A Journey of Compassion and Dignity in Life’s Final Moments

“In the tender and vulnerable moments of life’s closing chapter, solitude often looms for some of our nation’s finest heroes,” said OVAHCS, Chaplain Eunice Smith.

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Shining a Light on Captivity and Courage

In the shadows of memory’s darkest corners, there exists a fraternity of heroes, forged in the crucible of captivity. They are Former Prisoners of War (FPOW). Individuals whose resilience, sacrifice, and unwavering spirit defy the horrors they endured.


Motivation to Cessation: Veterans’ Triumph with VA’s Tobacco Program Ahead of the Great American Smokeout (GASO)

For over four decades, the Great American Smokeout, hosted by the American Cancer Society every third Thursday of November, has been a rallying point for those seeking freedom from tobacco's grasp.

Pictured in photo: Air Force Veteran Mark Dunbar

Bringing Hope and Healing: Overdose Awareness at the Orlando VA

In the heart of Orlando, Florida, where sunshine and palm trees paint a picture of tranquility, there exists a place that holds the stories of courage, resilience, and recovery.

Pictured in photo: Michelson Joseph, Marine Corps Veteran at the OVAHCS Domiciliary.