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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

VA Palo Alto introduces K9 program for safer campuses

VA Palo Alto looks for unique talent when it comes to its Police Service. The range of talents within the team may rival the best police departments in the country, but their newest recruit, Atlas, brings a whole new level of skill.

Atlas, VA Police Service's newest addition, and his handler

Flu vaccinations are now available at VA Palo Alto

The flu vaccine is now available to all eligible Veterans who receive care at VA Palo Alto health care at the following locations:

Traffic sign that reads Flu season ahead with dark clouds in the background

VA innovation project saves isolated Vets during pandemic

Everyone has now experienced the “stuck at home” feeling from various shelter-in-place orders over the past year. However, that feeling was particularly difficult for older, disabled, and homeless Veterans who rely on in-person visits from clinicians, loved ones, and social programs.

Happy elderly man holding video call with family on laptop