Navy Veteran Mary Johnson faced one of the biggest challenges of her six-year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) when she volunteered to help a demoralized nursing home staff get back on its feet and save Veterans' lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks to individual grants and Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) volunteers, Pittsburgh area Veterans and others with spinal cord injuries (SCI) are safely getting food and personal hygiene items during the coronavirus pandemic.
Veterans who receive care at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System can now visit family and loved ones safely using video calls. The video calls were made possible partly thanks to the generosity of a McKees Rocks charity and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Over at least the last quarter century, volunteer Jacob (Jake) Notovitz of Wilkinsburg has been as much a fixture at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System as the flags flying over each of the medical center's two main campuses.
A Louisiana-based Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physician spoke to private health care providers in September at Montefiore Hospital about VA’s campaign to end gender-based harassment in health care.