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Supply chain disruptions affecting CT Scans at VA Salt Lake City HCS

Due to unprecedented COVID-related supply chain disruptions, hospitals in the United States are experiencing a shortage of contrast media (sometimes referred to as X-ray dye) used to perform CT scans.

Job of the Week | Pharmacy Technician

The job of pharmacy technicians at VA Salt Lake City Health Care System is far different from working in a retail pharmacy.

Text: Job of the Week Pharmacy Technician Woman holding prescription bottle

VA Salt Lake City’s Military Sexual Trauma program helps Veteran get her life back

Chelsea Snoey wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself – to serve her country. The shy teen joined the Navy right out of high school eager to make a difference and see the world. A world that would quickly reveal its ugly side.

Woman in front of U.S. flag

From Afghanistan to Aspen, USMC Veteran continues to push boundaries

A fourth tour in Afghanistan would change his life forever. The unthinkable happened fast for 25-year-old Marine Corps Veteran Ryan Garza. In 2011, an IED blast rocked the seven-ton truck he was riding in badly injuring his leg.

Veteran and amputee Ryan Garza snowboarding at Winter Sports Clinic

Veteran learns to bi-ski after leg, hip amputation

Welder, plumber, firefighter, damage control professional and self-proclaimed “bedazzler” Gayle-Jayne Allyson, an Army and Coast Guard Veteran, who served from 1987 to 1997 is not only unstoppable, but unmistakable.

Gayle-Jayne Allyson, bi-ski participant at Winter Sports Clinic

Job of Week: Registered Nurse

Registered nurses serve in every aspect of health care, ensuring Veterans receive the best possible care.

Sean Graff

Job of Week: Advanced Medical Support Assistant

Medical Support Assistants are front line workers, helping providers deliver the best possible care to Veterans.

Woman with mask on at work station

New Medical Center Director takes helm of VA Salt Lake City Health Care System

The Department of Veteran Affairs appointed Angela D. Williams, Pharm D, MS, VHA-CM, as the new Director of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

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Disaster drill helps VA Salt Lake and its community partners prepare for national disaster

This is what preparedness looks like. This is what it takes to be ready. We must know how to handle the unthinkable; the last two years have taught us that.

An emergency responder attends to a patient on a gurney during a preparedness exercise

VA Salt Lake City Veteran goes for snowboard gold in Beijing

VA prosthetist Dave Draper cast and custom fit Tyler Burdick’s snowboard feet. It’s one of many different “feet” the Navy Veteran has depending on his sporting mood.

Tyler Burdick