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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.
“Screening, diagnosis and management all begins with primary care providers…,” said VA Puget Sound Health Care System Director of Diabetes Care Kristina Utzschneider.Diabetes - Ignorance is not bliss
Veterans, as a patient population overall, are especially vulnerable – twenty-four percent currently have a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and more than 550,000 Veterans nationwide are at risk for amputation.
Rick Rucker, director of Environmental Management Services at VA Puget SoundI Am VA Puget Sound: Rick Rucker
Rick Rucker, director of Environmental Management Services (EMS) at VA Puget Sound and a Gulf War Veteran, spent a combined total of 14 years in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.
Dr. William A. Banks, associate chief of staff for Research and Development at VA Puget Sound Health Care System has received the 2018 William S. Middleton Award.VA Puget Sound Researcher receives Middleton Award
Oct 31, 2018 – Dr. William A. Banks, associate chief of staff for Research and Development at VA Puget Sound Health Care System has received the 2018 William S. Middleton Award.
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie gives a commemorative coin to U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Lance Knadler during a visit to VA Puget Sound Health Care System on Oct. 15, 2018. “The reason we exist in this organization is to serve Veterans who remind Americans why they sleep soundly at night,” said Wilkie.SECVA visits VA Puget Sound
Robert Wilkie, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, visited VA Puget Sound Health Care System today to speak with Veterans, tour the facility and receive an update on Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM)
Ready to quit? We can help.  “We want people to know they are not alone, there is no judgment here,” said VA Puget Sound Health Care System Addiction Treatment Center Manager Carolyn Wilbanks.Ready to quit? We can help
Ready to quit? We can help. “We want people to know they are not alone, there is no judgment here,” said VA Puget Sound Health Care System Addiction Treatment Center Director Carolyn Wilbanks.

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