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VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

Local Features

Graham and Hunter wrap up a search inside the Castle Point campus.VA police dog, handler help ensure Veteran safety
Along one of the long concrete hallways in the VA hospital in Montrose, N.Y., three Veterans lean down to greet a friend. Licking and panting, the friend slobbers a kiss on each Vet -- and could not be happier to do so.
Veterans and PGA pros stand with two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl June 19 at the West Point Golf Course at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Diehl, who played guard/tackle for the New York Giants, took time to address the Veterans ...VA, PGA combine to help Vets
When Jared Troise started battling alcoholism and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, he never expected one of the weapons he’d have to swing at them would be a 5 iron.
Dr. Anne Sullivan visits with VA Hudson ValleyState mental health leader visits VA Hudson Valley
The NY state leader for mental health issues visited VA Hudson Valley's Montrose campus June 3. She spent about one hour talking to the VA mental health staff and answering questions.
Sports icons meet with VA Hudson Valley VetsSports Icons Visit Vets at VA Hudson Valley
New York Giants Super Bowl-winning wide receiver took time to visit with Vets from the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Saturday, May 11, at the Castle Point, New York, campus.
VA Physical rehab clinic gets facelift.NY VA clinic rehab invigorates Vets, staff
Duffy Violante climbs onto a an exercise cycle, looking at the newly expanded and remodeled physical rehab clinic at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System’s Castle Point campus. His first reaction was a simple one.
Vet's Art Goes NationalVeteran shows work at National Vets Art Festival
Robert Gulley, a Veteran receiving care from VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, is showcasing his sculpture at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Milwaukee, Wisc. Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
Dr. Joseph Amato, VA Hudson Valley and the VA's national lead for suicide prevention awareness, talks to Veteran Service Organization leaders during a Veterans Advisory Council meeting Aug. 21 at the Castle Point, New York, campus.Suicide awareness leads debut of podcast
Suicide prevention takes focus for debut of podcast by the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System available on iTunes and the Defense Video and imagery Distribution System as of Aug. 29.
Grants for $2.5M help Veteran homelessness in VA Hudson Valley areaVA awards $2.5M in grants in Hudson Valley area
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $300 million in grants that will help approximately 115,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.
Annual Volunteer Awards EventAnnual Volunteer Awards Event
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, VAHVHCS hosted its annual awards luncheon to recognize volunteer efforts. Volunteers received special service awards for attaining benchmarks during the previous fiscal year.
(l-r) Veteran James Price, Veteran Duke Searles, Veteran Bryan Powell, Geoffrey Clarino and Dennis Jobin.Honoring Service by Providing for Those in Need
Made possible through grants and contributions, food pantries at Montrose and Castle Pt Campuses serve low income outpatients and their families. In 2013, they served 3,905 households.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.

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