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Read about what's happening in our VA Pittsburgh health care community.

VA nurse gives a family the chance to say goodbye

Swift action taken by VA nurse Karen Brodlo prolonged the life of an elderly woman.

VA nurse gives family a chance to say goodbye

All In one breath

Veterans scheduled for compensation and pension (C&P) exams at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's H.J. Heinz III campus can literally breathe a sigh of relief with the addition of same-day pulmonary function tests (PFTs).

VA Pittsburgh respiratory therapists demonstrate how a pulmonary function test is given.

Loss is common human experience

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." -- Old Chinese Proverb

Photo of a white heart and a placeholder in the sand in the shape of a heart

Great reasons to connect with friends

Socializing can provide many benefits to your physical and mental health.

Photo of three middle aged women, multicultural, laughing together

Team provides health care for transgender Veterans

At VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, an all-volunteer team of experts provides medical and psychological care to transgender Veterans throughout the VISN 4 service area.

Shown are some members of the VA Pittsburgh Health Care system Interdisciplinary Transgender Treatment Team

Therapeutic Hoops 4 Troops boosts morale

Who knew a childhood competition of paper basketball among siblings would later inspire a therapeutic game bringing military Veterans together for rehabilitation and stress relief?

A Veteran shoots a small paper basketball towards a hoop while a referee watches

I CARE Award winners recognized

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System presents I CARE awards to VA employees whose actions demonstrate the Department of Veterans Affairs I CARE Core Values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence

Interim Medical Center Director Barbara Forsha with I CARE Award winner Samantha Gyory

Grand opening held for relocated Belmont Clinic

Nearly 150 Veterans and their families joined VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System on April 12 for the grand opening and dedication of the relocated Belmont County outpatient clinic.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for relocated Belmont County VA Outpatient Clinic

We honor outstanding doctors

When a hospital has a host of great doctors, honoring just two every year is challenging.

Dr. Brooke Decker

Opioid Use Review Clinic

Since 2014, more than 55 people* who may have otherwise overdosed and died have been saved with naloxone rescue kits issued to Veterans by VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Pharmacist explaining prescription medicine to attentive senior couple