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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.

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System surpasses 32,000 telehealth encounters in 2020

July 31, 2020

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) has conducted more than 32,000 telehealth encounters for over 16,000 veterans throughout western Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and West Virginia so far this fiscal year.

Moving Forward: Safe Care is Our Mission

June 08, 2020

Safe care is our mission. Your safety and the safety of our employees is our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to restore services safely at our facilities based on federal, state and local guidance.

VA Pittsburgh Creates First VA Dialysis Program in a Long-Term Care Facility

April 27, 2020

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) in April created a dialysis program at its Community Living Center (CLC) to safeguard veterans against exposure to the coronavirus.

Pittsburgh VA Implements More Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Infection

March 17, 2020

As per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is taking special precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Pittsburgh Veterans’ Hospitals Implement Further Measures to Protect Veterans and Staff from COVID-19

March 13, 2020

While the Centers for Disease Control still considers COVID-19 to be a low threat to the general American public, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is paying special attention to it.

Pittsburgh Veterans' Hospitals Implement Measures to Protect Veterans and Staff from COVID-19

March 09, 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies to monitor and respond to the current outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States.

Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses

March 09, 2020

In an effort to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and other illnesses, VA is asking patients, staff and visitors to help slow the spread of infection. Effective immediately, visitation to the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Community Living Center (CLC) are limited.

Pittsburgh Women to Continue Making History with VA

March 03, 2020

Update March 23, 2020 – The March 25 event listed below has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID precautions.

Cardiology Nurse First Pick for Nursing Award

February 05, 2020

Registered nurse Elinor Donalson on Jan. 27 received VA Pittsburgh Health Care System’s first-ever DAISY Award.

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System to open second Fisher House

September 27, 2019

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a second Fisher House to provide temporary accommodations at no charge for the families and caregivers of veterans receiving VA care.