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

This year’s National Veterans Creative Arts Festival drew more than 3,000 Veteran artists -- three from VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

Award-winning creative art work by local VA Puget Sound Veteran artists.

VA Puget Sound earns “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation

Today, VA Puget Sound Health Care System received its “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Healthcare Equity Index 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Finding your path to healing

With the message “We believe you, and we believe in you,” VA Puget Sound Health Care System is reaching out to survivors and their families, friends and supporters throughout Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month picture with caption finding your path to healing

VA Puget Sound to honor 100-year-old veterans at 100th Anniversary of its American Lake campus

VA Puget Sound Health Care System will be honoring local 100-year-old, WWII veterans (nine are confirmed) to mark the first patients transferred to its American Lake hospital March 15, 1924. The celebration is VA Puget Sound’s largest gathering of centenarian veterans in its history.

100 Years American Lake - Caring for our Nation's Heroes, American Lake March 15, 1924 - March 15, 2024.  We honor 100-year-old Veterans...

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