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European Association for the Study of Diabetes President David Matthews (left) awards VA Puget Sound Health Care System Endocrinologist Steven Kahn with the Claude Bernard Medal at their 55th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain in September.Recognizing National Diabetes Month
November is National Diabetes Month. At VA Puget Sound Health Care System, world-renown diabetes clinicians and researchers are focused on ensuring the best health outcomes for those who struggle with this disease.
3D printed aortic valueVA, UW target heart disease with 3D printing
VA Puget Sound and UW Medicine partner to advance treatment of complex heart disease through 3D printing. VA is defining how 3D printing is being used now and how it will be used in the future.
MISSION Act will strengthen the nationwide VA Health Care SystemNew VA health care options under MISSION Act
VA will launch its new and improved community care program June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA MISSION Act, which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Community Care Program.
Keith Allen, acting director of VA Puget Sound Health Care System, holds up a commemorative coin and a model of a patient’s kidney for the audience to see during the grand opening ceremony for VA Puget Sound’s new $121.6 million, 220,000 square foot mental health and research building.VA Puget Sound pushing boundaries of health care
VA Puget Sound Health Care System pushing boundaries of health care - New $121.6 million 220,000-square-foot Mental Health and Research Facility opens on its Seattle campus. Welcomes its first patient March 18.
VA Puget Sound hosts a series of Nursing Hiring Events, LPN & NA Job FairsVA Puget Sound hosts Nursing Hiring Events
VA Puget Sound will be hosting a series of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Nursing Assistant (NA) job fairs beginning Mar. 13 through Sept. 25, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Check story for locations)
Veteran using a dynamic body weight support harness, to challenge his balance2018 a great year for VA Puget Sound
VA Puget Sound Health Care System is making a significant difference, and its staff across its nine facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest, delivered world-class care to the more than 110,000 Veterans.
Ileana Howard, MD, outpatient medical director for Rehabilitation Care Services, VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemI Am VA Puget Sound - Ileana Howard
“Providing rehabilitation services to our nation’s heroes is the most rewarding job I can imagine,” said Ileana Howard. “On a daily basis, we dispense both healthcare and hope.”
AMLAmerican Lake offers unique programs, services
The historic American Lake campus boasts a pristine and convenient location for Veterans who live south of the Seattle area, and an idyllic, peaceful setting on the shores of American Lake.
"Burning the candle at both ends? Planning ahead for how to handle situtaions, or work around them, is the key to health through the holidays.You can defeat holiday stress!
Planning ahead is the key to maintaining health through the holidays. A few tips to help get through the season: Really enjoy your food and drink. take care of yourself, remember what the holidays are really about.
Beth Ripley, VA Puget Sound Health Care System radiologist, VA Innovation specialist and VHA 3D Printing Advisory Committee chair examines a model of a kidney with a cancerous tumor used in pre-surgical planning. (Photo by Chris Pacheco)VA, GE Healthcare partner to advance 3D printing
Department of Veterans Affairs and GE Healthcare partner to accelerate use of 3D printing in patient care and reduce the time it takes for radiologists to create 3D-printed models and prosthetics from hours to minutes.

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