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Syracuse VA Medical Center


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Picture of the Xenox robot machine.Syracuse VA Using Germ-Zapping Robot
The Syracuse VA Medical Center has incorporated a new futuristic looking technology in the fight to keep Veterans and staff safe from hospital borne infections and diseases using ultraviolet light to kill germs.
photo of Dr. Kyle PossematoPTSD Study Funded by NIH
The National Institutes of Health announced that it will fund Dr. Kyle Possemato Post Traumatic Stress Disorder study for the Integrated Healthcare at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.
Photo of Dr. Brose, D.O.New Chief of Spinal Cord Injury and Disabilities
Syracuse VA Medical Center Announces Appointment of Dr. Steven W. Brose D.O. as the new of the Chief of Spinal Cord Injury and Disabilities Service which provides care to Veterans with spinal cord injuries.
Woman on the phone.#Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.
Photo of Veteran Mike Smithson wheelchair racing in Utica, NYVeteran Adapts and Overcomes
Michael Smithson, a 59 year-old Camillus, NY Navy Veteran adapts and overcomes his disability by participating in the Syracuse VA 's Recreational Therapy program using adaptive sports.
Image of three people talking.Free Therapy for Veterans and Families
Syracuse VA Medical Center offers free mental health education and support for Veterans and their families. Veterans and their family members have several options to choose from.
Operation Salute bannerOperation Salute Event
OEF/OIF/OND Era Veterans are invited to join Syracuse VA Medical Center for a 2016 OPERATION SALUTE event at the SYRACUSE NATIONALS being held at the NYS Fair Grounds in Syracuse, NY on Saturday July 16, 2016.
Image of Harvey R. LasnerPatient Escorts Needed
The Syracuse VA Medical Center is in need of patient escort volunteers. Patient escort volunteers transport patients in wheelchairs to appointments and activities within the medical center.
Image of Roy BatesBecome an In-Home Respite Volunteer
Syracuse VA’s In-Home Respite Caregiver Support Program is in need of volunteers. Volunteers in this program visit with a Veteran in their home while their caregiver gets some “worry free time away”.
Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality BannerSyracuse VA "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"
Syracuse VA has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
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.

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