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Charles Burt, a 20-year U.S. Army Veteran, took a gold in VA's Creative Arts Competition for his oil  “Respect”VA Puget Sound Veterans take 11 medals in national
Local Veterans land medals at VA's Arts Competition.“I set a goal to try and to win…to really push myself. Not only did I win my category, I won some significant life lessons along the way,” described one Veteran.
Sakuna ThongchanhI am VA Puget Sound: Sakuna Thongchanh
Being a Laos refugee is a catalyst to Sakuna Thongchanh’s compassion for caring for Veterans who sees a refugee’s and soldier’s experience on opposite sides of same coin-one running from war, the other running to war.
COVID-19Director letter to Veterans about way forward
We are beginning our phased approach to safely and responsibly resume services. We'll proactively contact Veterans to make appointments, so our policy of no walk-in patients outside of emergent care remains in place.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System staff return from supporting New York/New Jersey COVID-19 surgeStaff return from COVID-19 hot zones
Eight VA Puget Sound staff have deployed to support coronavirus response needs: two to New York and the remainder to New Jersey. Seven of those health care heroes just returned.
Award-winning staffVA Puget Sound's award -winning staff
VA Puget Sound Health Care System’s #1 priority is providing outstanding care to Veterans. What makes that possible is its team of dedicated doctors, nurses, researchers and support staff, like these four award-winners.
COVID-19Protect yourself from COVID-19: VA care from home
“Through VA’s virtual care tools, we are able to leverage available technology to make sure that our patients and staff are as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said VA Puget Sound Director Michael Tadych.
CoronavirusCoronavirus FAQs: What Veterans need to know
Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans need to know. To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that Veterans use our online tools and frequently asked questions for routine or non-urgent questions.
Cononavirus 2019 (COVID-19)VA Puget Sound Director Letter to Veterans
VA Puget Sound Director Michael Tadych reaches out about local COVID-19 changes, "Our #1 priority is the health and well-being of you--the Veterans entrusted to us for care--and our staff who make that care possible."
CoronavirusCOVID-19 Notice - restricted visitation
Effective March 13, visits by guests and Veterans without appointments or valid medical needs will be restricted at all VA Puget Sound care sites until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat.
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.

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