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VA Puget Sound leader credited for positive change

When VA Puget Sound Health Care System Executive Director Michael Tadych moves into his next job with VA’s Office of Inspector General, a key part of his job will be on promoting efficiency, effectiveness and integrity across the Department of Veteran Affairs.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System Executive Director Michael Tadych

VA Puget Sound making life easier for nursing moms—debuts lactation pods

Today VA Puget Sound Health Care System became home to freestanding lactation pods designed to give nursing mothers a private and convenient place to breastfeed and pump.

mamava lactation pods at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

VA Puget Sound Veteran artists continue streak as national medal winners!

This year’s National Veterans Creative Arts Festival drew more than 1,400 Veteran artists from 118 VA health care facilities across the country. Of the 2,050 submissions, seven VA Puget Sound Health Care System Veterans received top awards—five gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival montage

VA Puget Sound announces 2021 Arts Competition winners and interactive, virtual artist gallery

Gallery visitors can vote for first-ever People’s Choice Award

“Physical Disability Duty” oil painting

VA Puget Sound recognizes Wall of Heroes honorees

“He loved it all,” said Bonnie Jackson, daughter of U.S. Air Force Colonel Joe Jackson and VA Puget Sound Health Care System Wall of Heroes 2020 Honoree (posthumously), said when describing what her dad enjoyed most about his legendary military career spanning three wars (WWII, Korea and Vietnam).

2020 Wall of Heroes Honoree Col. Joe Jackson

I am VA Puget Sound: Sakuna Thongchanh

Being a refugee from Laos is a catalyst to Sakuna Thongchanh’s compassion for caring for Veterans.

Picture of Sakuna Thongchanh