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

From Valor to Vital Signs

Hanging up a military uniform in exchange for a work uniform is a decision the VA understands best.

Husband and Wife Photographed

Shifting Gears to Empower the Mind

A map of directions to all of life’s answers is not something that can be found on the shelves for purchase. Vietnam Veteran Aaron Pepis knows this first-hand and has tried just about every option.

Meet Tremeaker Gilbert, Whole Health Co-Navigator and Driver Aaron Pepis.

Veterans Uplifting Veterans: From Unemployment to Empowerment

Across the corridors of the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, the spirit of service resonates strongly, particularly in the story shared among Stacy Jeanbart, U.S. Navy Aircrew Veteran, and Carlos Carrió Atfucci, a U.S. Army Combat Medic Veteran.

Dynamic duo, Stacy Jeanbart & Carlos Carrió Atfucci.

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.