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Get the latest news from Pittsburgh-area medical centers and clinics. For further information, contact our Public Affairs Office at 412-822-3536.

$2M raised for second Pittsburgh Fisher House to be built on VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Heinz campus

March 28, 2024

Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House Crosses $2M threshold in Capital Campaign for a second Pittsburgh Fisher House

New Cancer Screening Available for Veterans

May 31, 2022

Veterans will soon have a chance to test a new cancer screening tool — all through a blood draw.

Changing Maternity Care for Women Veterans

May 25, 2022

A Department of Veterans Affairs pilot study of more than 31,000 pregnancies found a high rate of short- and long-term pregnancy-related complications among women veterans. Researchers are now using the data to identify ways to improve the health of women veterans before pregnancy.

VA Pittsburgh recognized for age-friendly emergency care for older veterans

May 11, 2022

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Emergency Department (ED) received a Level 3 Geriatric ED (GED) accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

VAPHS named LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer

April 20, 2022

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System has been named an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

Study shows VA patients have better 30-day post-surgery outcomes than private sector

January 12, 2022

A Department of Veterans Affairs study found that veterans who undergo non-cardiac surgery at VA hospitals have a 40% lower adjusted risk of 30-day mortality than in the private sector.

VA Surgeon Explains How ‘The Surgical Pause’ Is Saving Veterans’ Lives at D.C. Innovation Talks

October 26, 2021

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System surgeon and researcher Dr. Daniel Hall will be a featured speaker Oct. 28 at the 2021 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Experience (iEX) in Washington, D.C.

VA Pittsburgh encourages Veterans to access breast health services during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 25, 2021

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) encourages Veterans to get screened for breast cancer during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

VA research shows vaccines more than 95% effective in preventing infection in high-risk population

July 22, 2021

Researchers from VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System found that two of the most used coronavirus vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, are more than 95% effective in preventing confirmed infection.

VA psychologist recognized for diversity and outstanding service to veterans

June 16, 2021

A VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System psychologist is the recipient of the Department of Veterans Affairs Russell B. Lemle Psychology Leadership Award for improving services for veterans and staunchly advocating for diversity and equity.