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Read about what's happening in our VA West Palm Beach health care community.

From Bootcamp to Bedsides

Service for her country did not stop for U.S. Army Veteran Juliet Ramos once her enlistment was up. Juliet’s journey from a military Medical Laboratory Specialist to a Registered Nurse is a story of dedication, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to serving fellow Veterans.

U.S. Army Veteran Juliet Ramos

Breaking from the Shackles

Handcuffed both physically and mentally, U.S. Army Veteran Darrell Guilford, felt like he never left the warzone behind him when he departed from military service.

Darrell supporting another Veteran who once wore the same shoes he did.

From the Battlefield to the Battle Within

In a vibrant dance between tradition and transformation. Operation Enduring Freedom U.S. Air Force Veteran Ruth Muniz emerged from the hustle & bustle of the Bronx, NY to the disciplined ranks of the military, only to confront and defeat an unforeseen adversary, breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivor and Son

The standard for 24/7/365 Virtual Urgent Care

The need for health care doesn’t stop just because it’s 5:00 p.m., the weekend, or a holiday. In fact, the busiest time for both urgent care clinics and emergency rooms is early afternoon and evening hours.

VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center hired two nocturnists, or physicians who work overnight, to truly become the 24/7/365 virtual urgent care service leaders aspired it to be.

The Man Behind the Camera

With U.S. Navy Veteran Walter Smith’s art teacher, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the front door of his childhood home since he can remember his fondest times have always included creativity in one form or another.

U.S. Navy Veteran Walter Smith

The Gift of Time

Born into service, it is not new to Summer Youth Volunteer Kirk Chaplin to give back his most valuable gift- time.

Volunteer helping Veteran

From a Hopeless Homeless Veteran to a Hopeful VA Supervisor

Transitioning from military to civilian life was as U.S. Army Veteran Gregory Dwight Saunders describes as ‘A downhill spiral.’ Departing from his camouflage uniform, combat boots, and the security of a military base to the new reality of calling a car as his home led him to a dark place.

Greg Saunders, U.S. Army Veteran.

Nail by Nail for the American Dream

Rolling up sleeves, trading in stethoscopes for hammers, and learning new craftsman skills is how the West Palm Beach VA Healthcare System team gave back on their day off.

Habitat for Humanity

Miracle Michael

The sense of freedom from gripping the throttle, the breeze hitting his face and getting a good sweat from the gym, was all that was on U.S. Army Veteran Michael Meltzer’s mind on the morning of July 15, 2019, as he made his way to Florida Atlantic University (FAU).

Michael Meltzer, aka 'Miracle Michael' pictured with the woman who never left his side throughout his healing journey, his mother Marcy Meltzer.

Who are You When No One is Looking?

For Jose Torres Andujar, the military motto of ‘service before self’ continues even twenty years post discharge from the U.S. Army.

Recognition with Award