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Fisher House supports 45 years of endless love

Over the years, Fisher House Foundation has continuously supported military and Veteran families whose loved ones are in the hospital, free of charge. Several hospitals within the Department of Veterans Affairs are fortunate enough to have a Fisher House on their campuses.

Karen Maxey sitting on a bench in front of the VA Palo Alto Fisher House

Air Force Veteran celebrates 105th birthday

Air Force Veteran Roman Johnnie Bridges celebrated his 105th birthday on September 14, 2022, in Modesto, CA, surrounded by family and friends.

Air Force Veteran Roman Johnnie Bridges at his home in Modesto, CA, celebrating his 105th birthday.

90-year-old Palo Alto Veteran finds a way to serve again. You can, too.

Navy Veteran Virginia Shefchick is the 20,000th Veteran in the Bay Area to join VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), which now has more than 900,000 Veteran participants nationwide.

Virginia Shefchick

VA Palo Alto reflects on its own women making history

From the legacy of former director and Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Awardee, Lisa Freeman, to the steadfast leadership of current director Lisa Howard, VA Palo Alto Health Care System celebrates a rich history of extraordinary women serving more than 5,000 enrolled women Veterans.

Women leaders at VA Palo Alto

VA Palo Alto psychologist selected to advise U.S. Senate Committee

For Dr. Ana Alfaro, her recent selection as a fellow for the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is right on track for the full circle journey that is her life.

Dr. Alfaro on Capitol Hill

VA nurse creates home kit to monitor Vets with COVID-19

When Donna Lynch first started her capstone project for a master’s degree in early 2020, she wanted to give back to VA, especially as the pandemic quickly crippled the U.S. health care system.

Nurse Donna Lynch with her creation, a Home Respiratory Monitoring (HRM) kit

Dr. Thomas Osborne named one of the 2021 Service to the Citizen Award winners

From running the VA National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation to serving as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, it is no doubt that Dr. Thomas Osborne is at the forefront of what is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution in health care.

Dr. Thomas Osborne standing next to a computer

Mastering your anger

Many Veterans struggle with anger. Some people describe “seeing red,” and others might notice feeling really revved up.

Doctor talking to patient with smile on their faces

VA Palo Alto Veteran employee wins iNET Investee of the Year Award

Safe and independent navigation is one of the biggest challenges for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Brian Higgins, winner of the 2021 Innovators Network (iNET) Investee of the Year Award

VA Palo Alto offers COVID-19 boosters

VA Palo Alto health care is administering the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 booster shots.

COVID-19 vaccine