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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

Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.

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