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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 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.

VA secretary recognizes VA Pittsburgh nurse for dedication, service to veterans

May 14, 2021

A VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System nurse recently won the Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nursing and Advancement of Nursing Programs for helping to improve health care services for veterans.

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.