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Thérèse Duggan, a retired RN, kept her license active so that she could volunteer in the future.Volunteers in Medicine Return to the Front Line
The Physician Ambassador Program is a national program that streamlines the process for volunteer civilian physicians and clinicians like retired RN, Thérèse Duggan, to give back to Veteran community.
Bulb future technology, innovation backgroundFace of Innovation: Kalyn Essex
Face of Innovation is a regular series from the VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) focusing on VA employees who are working to change and save Veteran lives. This month meet Air Force Veteran Kalyn Essex.
Veterans receive COVID-19 vaccine1,001 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans
VA Northern California Health Care System gave 1,001 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans during Saturday mass vaccination clinics in Sacramento, Chico and Auburn Feb. 20.
VAPAHCS medical team posing with the new robotic arm with a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machineNew robotic arm helps Veterans
VA Palo Alto HCS Livermore Division now houses a new and innovative robotic arm with a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machine for research and clinical TMS delivery to Veterans with various health problems.
Ann Elizabeth Martin-StubbsHundreds of Veterans receive a dose of hope
Ann Elizabeth Martin-Stubbs was one of the 715 Veterans and caregivers who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Sacramento VA Medical Center’s first mass vaccination clinic on Jan. 30.
COVID-19 vaccine trials begin soonReno, San Francisco tabbed for COVID-19 trial
In the coming days, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nevada, will begin a clinical trial for a single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine.
Suicide Prevention Month#BeThere: September is Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Every day, nearly 20 Veterans or active-duty servicemembers take their own lives, but of those, about 14 are either not connected or have not received recent VA care.
Drive-through flu clinicVA Palo Alto opens drive-through flu clinics
In addition to receiving flu shots at routine appointments or during emergency room visits, Veterans can now use VA Palo Alto's drive-through flu clinics that provide a quick and safe option. No appointment necessary.
VA helping homeless VeteransVA awards more than $1M to help homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award six grants to community organizations totaling $1 million under the Grant Per Diem (GPD) program.
Maria VanHart provides care to a Veteran at the North Las Vegas Medical CenterOff-duty VASNHS Nurse Saves Lives at Accident Site
A fatal accident occurred on an empty stretch of Nevada highway on a hot summer afternoon. An Off-duty VASNHS Nurse was the first trained responder on site, and her actions saved the lives of several victims.

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