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VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Local Features

Veteran Bruce Guertin tries his hand at the ancient sport of curling, assisted by King Francisco, VA SCI RNAdaptive Curling Clinic for Local Veterans
Adaptive Curling Clinic, Granite Curling Club of Seattle volunteers, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation Care Services, U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team Assistant Coach
Payment Processing Online"Go-Cashless" Initiative
Beginning January 1, 2015, Beneficiary Milage Reimbursement will be delivered to bank or credit union account by Direct Deposit. Cash Reimbursements will end. For more info call 206-764-2120 or PUGEFTHELP@VA.GOV
Homer Armstrong, Veteran and Seahawks fanHis Last Season
His Last Season, Veteran Homer Armstrong, life-long fan of the Seattle Seahawks, embodied the spirit of the 12th Man on the field and the ability to influence the game and many believed he took it a step further.
A sample of the new redesign.We've Re-Designed Our Entire Website for You!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. This redesign is based on feedback from Veterans and VA facilities around the country.
Emergency Manager James Baumann during a recent disaster exercise.Emergency Management
The emergency management program is in constant preparations for the types of events that no one wants to happen.
Todd Brown is named the "Biggest Loser" after losing 120 pounds in 90 days during the "2012 VISN 20 Weight Loss Challenge" sponsored by the VA Puget Sound MOVE! program. MOVE! program Manager Karol Brown presented the award.Weight Loss Challenge
Veterans in the VA Puget Sound MOVE! program were recognized for losing 736 pounds in a three-month period during the 2012 VISN 20 Weight Loss Challenge.
Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary of Health Dr. Robert A. Petzel discusses the new Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program at VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake Division, with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Senator Patty Murray, earlier this month.Senator Murray visits VA Puget Sound
Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Senator Patty Murray visited VA Puget Sound - American Lake Division earlier this month to hold a Veterans roundtable and see the campus.
Move program logoAre you ready to MOVE?
MOVE! is the VA weight managment program designed for Veterans. We have a coordinator who is ready to get you started.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit nursesExperience when it counts
When they’re wheeling you into the operating room you want a skilled surgeon waiting. When they wheel you out you want to wake up in post-op to a cadre of committed nurses who care. About you.
Veterans Day 2011Director's Message for Veterans Day 2011
Veterans Day is a day that we come together as a nation to remember, honor and pay tribute to our nation’s heroes – heroes who set aside their personal safety to serve, defend and protect their family, their community and their nation from those who would threaten our way of life.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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