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VA Puget Sound Health Care System

 

Press Releases


2012

VA Selects Contractor for Seismic Award in Seattle - The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected a contractor to correct seismic deficiencies in Building 100 at VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. (11/26/2012)

VA Puget Sound showcases Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program for Veterans with PTSD or - The VA Puget Sound Health Care System-American Lake Division is offering the media a unique opportunity to tour the recently renovated Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program facility. (07/11/2012)

VA announces recruitment effort to hire Mental Health professionals - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs, and retention efforts for mental health professionals. (06/12/2012)

VA Puget Sound researchers earn internationally recognized awards - Three researchers from VA Puget Sound Health Care System have each been presented with internationally recognized awards for outstanding and exceptional achievements in their fields. (04/27/2012)

Port Angeles Outreach Clinic hires new physician - The Port Angeles Outreach Clinic, part of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, has hired Dr. Carolyn Jo (C.J.) Gaston as an in-house, full-time primary care physician. (03/15/2012)

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2011

2011 Wall of Heroes - On November 11, two veterans with local ties will be inducted into VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s “Wall of Heroes”. Lemanuel “Lee” Jones and Marvin Glenn Shields will be recognized during a formal ceremony at 8:30am near the East Clinic at the Seattle Division. (11/03/2011)

New Study Provides Insight Into Ways the Brain May be Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease - There might be such a thing as thinking too hard, at least where Alzheimer’s disease is concerned, according to a new article in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (10/15/2011)

Electronic Records Exchange - VA Puget Sound will partner with MultiCare Health System and Madigan Healthcare System to exchange health information electronically for Veterans who participate in the pilot. (09/08/2011)

VA Grants Going to Washington Agencies in New Prevention Initiative - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of almost $1.2 million in homeless prevention grants to two Washington non-profit community agencies that will serve approximately 395 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the new Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. (07/26/2011)

Childcare Pilot at American Lake in 2012 - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the launch of three free, drop-in childcare service centers at three VA medical centers to an audience of more than 700 women Veterans attending the Fifth National Summit on Women Veterans’ Issues July 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. VA Puget Sound Health Care System will provide childcare at the American Lake Division in 2012. (07/18/2011)

HUD and VA Grants Going to Washington Public Housing Agencies - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced the award of $967,641 to public housing agencies in Washington to supply permanent housing and case management for the state’s 632,200 Veterans. (07/15/2011)

Primary Care Education program to receive $5 million grant - VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington’s Schools of Nursing and Medicine are proud to announce the formation of a new Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education. The Center will be funded for five years by the Office of Academic Affiliations in the Department of Veterans Affairs with a grant of $5 million and be based at VA Puget Sound. (01/28/2011)

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2010

IRS to Hold Special Open House for Veterans - The Internal Revenue Service will host a special nationwide open house on Saturday, Sept. 25 to help taxpayers, especially veterans and people with disabilities, solve tax problems and respond to IRS notices. (09/21/2010)

HUD and VA Launch $15 Million Demonstration Program to Prevent Veteran Homelessness - In an effort to prevent homelessness among veterans, primarily those returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that both agencies will invest a combined $15 million in five selected communities near military installations. The HUD and VA grant funding is intended to provide housing assistance and supportive services to veterans who might otherwise be living in homeless shelters or on the streets. (07/22/2010)

VA Approves $2.8M for Gulf War Illness Research - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved $2.8 million to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting Veterans who served in the Gulf War 1990-1991. The research incorporates recommendations of the department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force. (07/21/2010)

VA Puget Sound to cut ribbon on new Community Living Center on June 25th. - VIPs, Dignitaries, Veterans and their families will gather at VA Puget Sound Health Care System on June 25, 2010 at 2pm to officially cut the ribbon and dedicate a new 79,000 sq. foot lakeside Community Living Center. A new state-of-the-art kitchen/dining facility in the same building will also serve all residential patients at the American Lake Division. (06/23/2010)

Opening of the South Sound Community Based Outpatient Clinic - Sterling Medical Associates and VA Puget Sound Health Care System are proud to announce the dedication of South Sound Community Based Outpatient Clinic June 4, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the new clinic in the Lewis County Mall located at 151 NE Hampe Way, Suite B2-6, Chehalis WA, 98532. The public is welcome to attend. (04/30/2010)

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2009

The Wall of Heroes inducts its second member - Last June, the “Wall of Heroes” was unveiled at the Seattle Division of VA Puget Sound Health Care System and its first member was inducted. On November 12, another local hero will be inducted when Dennis Wolden is recognized during a formal ceremony at 11:00am in Building 100, Room BB108. (11/06/2009)

Wall of Heroes unveiled - Veterans, visitors, employees and volunteers at VA Puget Sound Health Care System are surrounded by America’s heroes everyday. While they may not realize it, the men and women they encounter are part of history without much fanfare or attention. A new permanent display to be unveiled at the Seattle Division of VA Puget Sound Health Care System on June 29, 2009 at 9:30a.m. will change that. (06/24/2009)

Mount Vernon clinic starts seeing patients - Beginning on May 18, 2009, VA Puget Sound Health Care System started seeing patients at its permanent outpatient clinic (CBOC) site at 307 South 13PthP Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 near Skagit Valley Hospital. The CBOC operates from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. The phone number for the Mount Vernon clinic is (360) 848-8500. (05/26/2009)

Using mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques to treat PTSD - Researchers from VA Puget Sound Health Care System are performing a study of a group psychological intervention called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). A growing body of scientific literature shows markedly reduces stress and could possibly provide relief for veterans diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. Organizers of the study are requesting Veterans as volunteers. (02/17/2009)

Growth Hormone Stimulator May Help Combat Frailty in Older Adults - An investigational drug that stimulates the body to produce more growth hormone improves lean muscle mass and physical function in older adults, potentially helping to combat frailty, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, the University of Washington School of Medicine, and 10 other study centers. (01/27/2009)

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