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Tampa VA and DOD Uniting Under One Roof: Sabal Park Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Sabal Park clinic on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Leadership cutting ribbon at Sabal Park grand opening.

It's Here: Haley VA Informs Veterans About Important PACT Act Details

TAMPA, Fla. – Over 100 Veterans gathered at VFW Post 10209 for a town hall meeting hosted by James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital to learn about eligibility for health care and other benefits under the PACT Act.

Dr. Michael Brigelia, Section Chief of Compensation and Assistant Chief of Compensation and Pension answer a question from a member of the VFW Post

JAHVH Nurse Honored with Inspiring Reviewer of the Year Award

One staff member's dedication and exceptional work were recognized nationally, by Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 leadership, and leadership in a ceremony at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital.

Utilization Nurse Management consultant Lanita Fortenberry accepts the 2024 Awe-Inspiring Utilization Management Reviewer of the Year award.

JAHVH Earns National Award for Patient Safety

Tampa, Fla. – The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital announced today that it has received a 2024 Patient Safety Program of Excellence designation from the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety. Only nine hospitals out of over 170 VA medical centers received the award.

We are so proud of Team Tampa’s Patient Safety Program team

Soup for the Body, Comfort for the Soul

Remember the days when you came home from school, but it was cold, wet, and gusty outside?

Soul satisfying soup is back— now available the first Thursday of each month at the Community Living Center’s Flamingo Way Café. (stock image)

Team Tampa Takes Pride in Patient Care

The Veterans Experience Committee is a multidisciplinary group comprised of James A. Haley VA leadership, frontline clinical staff, and non-clinical employees that meet monthly to work on initiatives focused on patient-centered care.

Hercules the Therapy Dog, and dad Veterans Experience Officer Robert Lynch are important and unforgettable members of the Team Tampa family.

Tampa VA Lung Team Steps Up to Raise Awareness

Apr 6, 2024 – The Lung Precision Oncology Program team from James A. Haley VA, dedicated to advancing lung health, recently participated in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb.

Precious Leaks-Gutierrez, Coordinator, Dr. Elaine Tan and Dr. Gopi Prithviraj gathered together after climbing 42 stories in downtown Tampa, FL.

JAHVH Deflection Team and Tampa First Responders Partner to Help Veterans

In a groundbreaking collaboration, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital join forces with Tampa-based first responders to address the critical mental health care needs of Veterans in the community.

Capt. Simpson, VA Police Liaison for the Deflection Team, answers a question as Capt. McGraw from Polk County Sheriff’s Office listens.

Denim Day: Leadership and Staff Unite Against Violence

The executive leadership team and staff at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital showed their support for survivors of sexual harassment and assault by participating in Denim Day and taking the White Ribbon Pledge to end violence against others.

Team Tampa’s leadership and staff reaffirmed their support for survivors of sexual harassment and assault.

Tampa VA Veteran Gives Another Chance at Life

“None of us knows when or if we’re going to need an organ,” said Krystal Catalano, Tampa VA Case Manager and facility coordination lead in partnering with LifeLink of Florida.

Krystal Catalano and staff host event table for Tampa VA’s Donor Day.