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VA Pittsburgh Doctors Supporting One Another - 2021 Outstanding Physicians of the Year

Drs. Gaetan Sgro and Elizabeth Hakas are VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s 2021 Outstanding Physicians of the Year.

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“Take two apps and call me in the morning” - Mobile Mental Health Apps for Veterans

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System staff are working to reach more Veterans using mobile mental health apps.

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Veterans: How Can VA Improve Your Health Care?

Join a virtual listening session on March 10 to tell us how VA can improve your health care.

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Homebound Veterans receive COVID-19 vaccine at home

Veterans enrolled in VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) program are receiving COVID-19 vaccines in their homes.

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Many Veterans who served in Europe can now give blood - FDA lifts ban based on overseas service

Were you ineligible to donate blood because of your military service in Europe? You may be eligible now.

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Sensory Machine A Big Hit on Memory Care Floor

A therapeutic sensory device at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s Community Living Center uses lights and sounds to either stimulate or calm Veterans.

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Tech Know-how Gets Kennedy Woman VA Job, Love of VA Keeps Her There

Much has changed since Tauna Perenovich of Kennedy Township started as an entry-level clerk-stenographer at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, but recognizing extraordinary federal service – despite a pandemic – hasn’t.

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Self-Care Sewing – Therapy and Giving Back

When a Veteran suggested mask making as a form of therapy during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) recreation therapist Haley Sherer made it happen.

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Healing the Wounds of Suicide

Even when every preventive effort is made, not every suicide can be stopped. When a Veteran dies by suicide, VA Pittsburgh’s postvention team helps survivors heal.

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High Standards for Low Vision Health – VA Pittsburgh Expands Virtual Care Services for Veterans

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) now uses telehealth to provide Veterans with close-to-home low-vision rehabilitation, a service many have found to be invaluable during COVID-19. It allows Veterans who cannot travel to Pittsburgh to receive care in their own homes or at nearby VA clinics.

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