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Vietnam Veteran’s Gift Honors Fallen Soldier Son

A Vietnam Veteran whose son died while serving with the Army in Iraq used his carpentry skills to ensure his family’s sacrifice is forever remembered.

Director Denise Boehm with Vietnam Veteran Fred Hunter

2022 Outstanding Physician of the Year

Dr. James Ibinson is VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s 2022 Outstanding Physician of the Year.

Dr. James Ibinson

From Basic Training to VA Pittsburgh: a 40-year Friendship

A long time ago, 1981 to be exact, two young men sat in the waiting area of the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Pittsburgh’s federal building, waiting to take the oath of enlistment to train as Army medics.

John Campbell, left, VA Pittsburgh Acting Director Denise Boehm and John Mongelluzzo.

Veterans Find Healing from a Harp

Seated with his eyes closed and hands resting atop his chest, Veteran Sean Monahan drifted off to a relaxing place while listening to the light, sweet notes of a harp.

Holly Monahan (mother of Veteran Sean Monahan) is seated while experiencing vibroacoustic harp therapy, presented by music therapist Stephanie Miller.

Treating Veterans with “Long COVID”

For many Veterans who have had COVID-19, symptoms linger long after the initial infection. To help these Veterans, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System established a multi-specialty clinic to treat post-COVID conditions.

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VAPHS is Hiring Medical Support Assistants

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is hiring medical support assistants and all you have to do to apply is email us your resume. If we call you for an interview on Jan. 20 or 21, we might hire you on the spot.

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Handling Holiday Stress

Holidays can be stressful for Veterans and caregivers. VAPHS staff offer tips on how to manage added stress this time of year.

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Self-Cleaning Mats Zap Germs

VA Pittsburgh’s CLC tests innovative cleaning product

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Bench Memorializes VA Kidney Care Champion

A VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System nurse practitioner who helped lay the groundwork prior to her retirement in 2017 for the 2020 formation of a dialysis program to shield Community Living Center (CLC) patients from COVID-19 will forever be remembered on the H.J. Heinz III campus in O’Hara Township.

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VA Pittsburgh Chief of Staff Joins National Veterans’ Research Nonprofit Board

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) in September announced the election of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) Chief of Staff Dr. Ali Sonel to their board of directors.

Dr. Ali Sonel