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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida

 

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Veterans can now call the Wheelchair Clinic directly to schedule for adjustments on their VA-issued wheelchairs or for evaluations for VA mobility devices.Wheelchair Clinic Direct Scheduling
Veterans who need adjustments for their VA-issued wheelchair or who want to be evaluated for VA-issued wheelchairs or scooters no longer need a referral from their provider to get an appointment at the Wheelchair Clinic.
The VA National Center for Patient Safety's Cornerstone AwardHaley takes patient safety award for eighth year
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital has received VA’s top patient safety award - the Cornerstone Award presented by the VA National Center for Patient Safety - for the eighth consecutive year.
JAHVH Occupational Therapist Kerri Martin works with Army Veteran Patrick Stamm during his recent 360 evaluation at the hospital.Veteran comes back from traumatic brain injury
A Soldier suffers massive injuries and is in a coma for 40 days after a four-story fall, but continues to serve in uniform for another 16 years after recovery and rehabilitation at JAHVH.
Army Veteran Malita Smith had her traffic fines reduced from almost $2,300 to $50 and was able to get her driver's license reinstated.Special court gives Veterans a second chance
For Malita Smith, the Veterans Outreach Court held at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Primary Care Annex Nov. 3 was a chance to get out from under traffic fines and back on her feet.
No more paper checks for travel payNo more checks for travel pay
Veterans who receive a paper check from the Treasury Department for their travel pay will no longer have that option after Dec. 31, but will need to have direct deposit or a VA-issued debit card.
Pharmacy Technician Tim Myers receives a load of prescription medications that he'll deliver to inpatients throughout the hospital.Dedication in the face of the storm
The quadriplegic Veteran traveled seven miles on his motorized wheelchair along the streets of Tampa from his home to the hospital as Hurricane Irma approached Sept. 10 to ensure patients were cared for.
IT Specialist Dave Burge and Office of Emergency Management Logistician Bret McLaughlin talk with James A. Haley Veterans Hospital Emergency managers Travis Garrett and Robert Foster before heading to Key Largo to provide emergency assistance after Hurricane Irma.Sending Help South
Even as James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics were completing their recovery from the effects of Hurricane Irma, they were busy preparing to send help to areas even harder hit by the storm.
Dr. Nazimuddin Qazi inserts a tiny gold needle into a precise location in the ear of Veteran Luis Rosario as part of the Battlefield Acupuncture treatment for Rosario's chronic back and shoulder pain.Bling with benefits
Tiny gold needles are being used at the new James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital Battlefield Acupuncture Clinic to provide chemical-free relief for Veterans suffering from chronic pain.
Air Force Veteran Tremayne Maxwell talks with USAA representative Mina Vulpis during the Polytrauma Job Fair June 21.Job fair first to target Polytrauma patients
While more than 900 people came out for the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Annual Job Fair June 24, a smaller, more targeted version took place for Polytrauma patients a few days earlier.
Human Resources staff members check in a Veteran for the hospital's annual job fair June 24.JAHVH hosts annual job fair
Prospective employees waited patiently for more than an hour outside the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Polytrauma building in hopes of landing a job at the hospital’s job fair Saturday, June 24.

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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