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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida


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JAHVH Director Joe Battle and Bay Pines Director Paul RussoA Joint Message from the Directors
As our nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health emergency, we want you to know that James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System have been working together closely.
Hillary Markey and Lynn HillerGood nutrition serves as foundation to successful
JAHVH Nutrition and Food Service is in the spotlight for awards two members of the NFS garnered for delivering specialized nourishment to patients and for teaching Veterans how to prepare healthy meals.
The VA Health Chat App provides easy, secure, online access for Veterans to chat with VA staff when they have health care needs, questions, and more.VA Health Chat App Available to Veterans March 11
Starting March 11, Veterans can use the VA Health Chat app to get virtual urgent care from the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center. The app is available for Android and IOS devices.
Litter Team members carry a simulated patient from an Air National Guard C-17 aircraft during Patriot South 2020, the Federal Coordinating Center exercise, Feb.27 at Tampa International Airport.JAHVH, community train for disaster relief
An Air National Guard aircraft arrived at Tampa International Airport carrying 35 patients evacuated after a major hurricane hit the Gulf Coast. Fortunately, both the patients and the hurricane were simulated.
Officers Mike Mitchell and James Ferguson were the first two African American motorcycle officer on the Tampa Police Department.Trailblazer still serving his community
James Ferguson helps Veterans get their proper VA compensation, but he also broke down a racial barrier in 1985 when he became one of the first two African American motorcycle officers in the Tampa Police Department.
Arturo Antonsanti's Purple Heart Medal and Citation.Veteran’s family receives long overdue medal
The family of a deceased World War II Coast Guard Veteran received something recently that was long overdue – the Purple Heart Medal for an incident that happened in the North Atlantic in 1944.
A JAHVH chaplain says a prayer as Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association members prepare to escort a deceased Veteran to Florida National Cemetery.They honor Veterans who have no one else
A group of motorcycle-riding Veterans are escorting fellow Veterans who pass away at the hospital with no family to their final resting place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Drs. Stephen Mastorides and Andrew Borkowski, JAHVH pathologists, show some of the images they used to train computers to diagnose different cancers.Using Artificial Intelligence to diagnose cancer
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning may sound like terms used strictly by computer engineers, pathologists at JAHVH have shown they can also be used to help diagnose cancer, and possibly other health issues.
The da Vinci robotic-assist surgical system.JAHVH completes 1,000th robotic surgery
Surgeons here recently completed their 1,000th robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci surgical system. That’s more than any other hospital in the Veterans Health Administration.
Veterans are using harmonicas as breathing therapy.Music to Breathe Better By
A new class offered by James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is offering Veterans the opportunity to use harmonicas to make music while treating their chronic breathing problems at the same time.

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