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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 provides free support to help Veterans heal from military sexual trauma

April 05, 2021

As part of its outreach and recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, VA launches a new campaign every year to promote its military sexual trauma (MST) services and invite Veterans who experienced MST into a community that listens, understands and believes in them.

VA Pittsburgh announces stakeholder listening sessions as part of ongoing effort to guide the future of VA health care

March 03, 2021

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System announced today it will hold a virtual listening session with stakeholders on March 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to hear from Veterans and the communities VA serves.

VA/Pitt Study Shows Telehealth Effective, Preferred for Veterans’ Wheelchair Design and Fit

December 22, 2020

Two recent studies published in the International Journal of Telerehabilitation show that telehealth can be effective in providing Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) to Veterans, including custom-designed and custom-fitted manual and power wheelchairs.

VA Pittsburgh Physician receives 2020 David M. Worthen Rising Star Award

October 07, 2020

Dr. Deborah DiNardo, director of Women’s Health and an internist at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, received the 2020 Worthen Rising Star Award, recognizing her as an early career champion of health professions trainee education.

VA Pittsburgh named ‘LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader’ for 8th year

September 14, 2020

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System was named a 2020 “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation is the eighth time in as many years and is listed in the 13th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

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.