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WWII Veteran Mager Ely wearing a Navy uniform.A simple gift for a WWII Veteran and his family
A WWII Veteran’s family has never seen a formal picture of him in uniform from his service in the Navy. VAPHS staff came together to bless them with a priceless family memory.
After the procedure, Veteran Nadine Stanford relaxes and thanks Amanda Federovich for her pain relief.Battlefield Acupuncture comes to VA Pittsburgh
Veteran Nadine Stanford was in excruciating pain. Twenty minutes later, after a series of 10 small needles were placed in her ear, the pain was gone. Battlefield acupuncture is how it happens.
WWII Veteran Melva Dolan Simon102-year-old WWII Woman Veteran Served in WAVES
102-year-old World War II Veteran Melva Dolan Simon was the first woman in her Pennsylvania hometown to join the Navy WAVES. She said she served shoreside so men could go to sea.
Community providers receive VA Pittsburgh training  to help Vietnam-era Veterans on hospice who may be struggling with PTSD, moral injury or thoughts of suicide.New Program Empowers Community Providers
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System staff are now training community health care providers to help Vietnam-era Veterans on hospice who may be struggling with PTSD, moral injury or thoughts of suicide.
Grand opening guests view the emergence delirium simulation.New Sim Center Improves Veterans Health Care
VA Pittsburgh’s new simulation center gives staff a safe place to practice hands-on medical procedures and communication skills. It mimics clinical spaces, including an operating room and exam rooms.
A 3D-printed lion using a wheelchair, which is an element of the logo for the Human Engineering Research Laboratories3D Printing Longtime Staple of VAPHS Research Lab
HERL's unique research accelerates the development of accessibility devices for Veterans. Nearly every project uses 3D-printed parts to produce complex and functional shapes using less material than traditional methods.
Dr. Ali Sonel giving Outstanding Physician of the Year award to Dr. Aref Rahman.We Honor Outstanding Doctors
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System medical staff select two doctors annually who exemplify the Department of Veterans Affairs’ I CARE Core Values. This year’s award winners are no exception.
Veterans tour the Belmont County VA Outpatient ClinicGrand Opening Held for Relocated Belmont Clinic
Nearly 150 Veterans toured the relocated Belmont County VA Outpatient Clinic following a grand opening and dedication ceremony at the clinic's new location in the Ohio Valley Mall.
I CARE Award winner Kathleen Pomorski with Interim Medical Center Director Barbara Forsha.I CARE Award Winners Recognized
Each month, VAPHS honors the very best examples of service to Veterans and living out the I CARE values. Winners are chosen by their own peers for service above and beyond the normal call of duty.
Side view of a silhouetted person shooting small basketball into hoopTherapeutic Hoops 4 Troops Boosts Morale
A VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System behavioral health specialist modified the childhood game of paper hoops into a therapeutic activity making a real difference for Veterans receiving inpatient mental health treatment.

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