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VA Puget Sound new deputy executive director brings more than 30 years of leadership and expertise

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Perez as the new deputy executive director of VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

Photograph of Deputy Executive Director Susan Perez

Keep unused medications out of our lakes, our streams and the wrong hands by participating in VA Puget Sound’s Rx Take-Back Event

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs nationwide effort to assist Veterans and local community to dispose of unused or expired prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs, VA Puget Sound Health Care System is having a Rx Take-Back Event October 27, 2023 at its Seattle and American Lake campuses.

Prescription medication take-back event

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Stand up against sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner violence

“We, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, pledge to never commit, excuse or stay silent about sexual harassment, sexual assault, or domestic violence against others,” is the White Ribbon VA pledge being taken by employees throughout VA Puget Sound across Western Washington.

Domestic violence awareness month 2023 graphic

VA Puget Sound’s new art gallery features work from local Veterans using art to heal

September is Suicide Prevention Month. One of the many ways VA Puget Sound Health Care System is raising awareness is the opening its Veterans Art Gallery.

Photo of artist Jim Anderson

VA Puget Sound brings federal, state and local leaders together to focus on Veteran suicide prevention

The suicide rate among Veterans in 2019 was 52 percent higher than non-Veteran adults in the U.S., according to the 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report (https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/about/data-reporting/suicide-prevention-data.asp).

VA Puget Sound brings federal, state and local leaders together to focus on Veteran suicide prevention

VA Puget Sound wants community to know that suicide is preventable!

In 2015, the shocking statistic of 22 Veteran suicides each day was cited across the nation. And Veterans continue to be at higher risk for suicide compared to the general population.

Suicide prevention 2023 call to action

BSA Troop 647 donates computer resource center for visiting Veterans and families

Boy Scouts of America Troop 647 (Mercer Island) were onsite at VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s Seattle Campus July 29, creating a computer resource center for Veterans and their families to use while they are visiting the facility.

Members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 647 (Mercer Island)

VA Puget Sound nationally recognized for its commitment to providing high-quality stroke care for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth year in a row, VA Puget Sound Health Care System received the American Heart Association Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll quality achievement awards.

American Heart Association 2023 get with the guidelines, gold plus, target: type 2 diabetes honor roll, stoke graphic

VA Puget Sound raises the Progress Flag in celebration of Pride Month

Embraces this year’s theme: Health Care for the Veteran You Are

Pride counts at VA - Celebrating, honoring, serving the Veteran you are.

May is Women’s Health Month: VA Puget Sound offers comprehensive care to 17,500 women veterans

VA Puget Sound’s Women’s Health Program is the largest in the VA’s Northwest Health Network, with approximately 17,500 women enrolled for care.

Smiling woman holding a small child.