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Charlotte Hall CBOC Brings Dental Care Closer To Home

Washington DC VA Medical Center Dental Department opened a new Dental Clinic at the Charlotte Hall Community-Based Outpatient Clinic on Oct. 21, 2022.

Three Charlotte Hall Community Based Outpatient Center Dental employees welcome their first guest into a brand new dental clinic on Oct. 21, 2022.

Washington DC VA Medical Center Names 2022 Physician Assistant of the Year

Washington DC VA Medical Center names Erin Goheen-Thomas as the 2022 Physician Assistant of the Year.

Erin Goheen-Thomas is awarded the Washington DC VA Medical Center Physician Assistant of the Year Award for 2022.

CWT Team Connects Veterans With Employment Opportunities

Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program that provides evidence based and evidence informed vocational rehabilitation services to eligible Veterans.

Team photo of the Washington DC VA Medical Center's Compensated Work Therapy Team

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Coping with Breast Cancer Treatment

Washington DC VA Medical Center turns pink during October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On this week's Wellness Wednesday, Washington DC VA Medical Center Oncologist, Anita Aggarwal, shares advice for coping with the side-effects of breast cancer treatment.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Treatment Options Available At Washington DC VA Medical Center

Washington DC VA Medical Center turns pink during October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On this week's Wellness Wednesday, Chief of Surgery, Meredith Garrett, M.D., shares the treatment options available to Veterans diagnosed with breast cancer at the Washington DC VA Medical Center.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early Detection Saves Lives

Washington DC VA Medical Center turns pink during October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pink Wellness Wednesday Graphic in support of breast cancer awareness month. This graphic has a photo of Dr. Leena Grover, M.D., who is a breast imager and mammography radiologist at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. A quote from Dr. Grover reads:

National Healthy Aging Month

Take a Step During National Healthy Aging Month To Ensure Your Golden Years Remain Golden.

On this week's Wellness Wednesday: During Healthy Aging Month, Washington DC VA Medical Center Geriatrician, Dr. Karen Blackstone, shares tips and tricks to enjoying life well into your golden years.

Knights of Columbus Donate 70 Wheelchairs to Veterans

The DC Knights of Columbus delivered the freedom of movement to Veterans receiving care at the Washington DC VA Medical Center on Sept. 15, 2022, through a donation of 70 wheelchairs.

Members of the DC Knights of Columbus helped to set up wheelchairs they donated to the Washington DC VA Medical Center on Sept. 15, 2022.

Updated COVID-19 Booster Available At DC VA Medical Center

Washington DC VA Medical Center is now offering updated COVID-19 booster vaccines, also called bivalent vaccines, in addition to the primary Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccine series.

Covid Booster Shot information

Turning Trauma Into Hope

In 1981, 19-year-old Yvonne Grissett was fresh out of high school and figuring out her future in Washington, DC.

On this week's Wellness Wednesday, Washington DC VA Medical Center Peer Support Specialist, Yvonne Gissett, uses her traumatic history with domestic and substance abuse, to help Veterans in the substance abuse prevention program find hope.