50 Years of VAPAHCS - A Look Back - VA Palo Alto Health Care System
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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


50 Years of VAPAHCS - A Look Back

In honor of VA Palo Alto Division’s 50th Anniversary in 2010, a book and video were created to provide a look back at the rich history of VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Our history is best expressed through the voices of our Veterans. The stories shared by these Veterans provide us with invaluable insight and help shape the way we deliver health care.

Through every phase of VAPAHCS history, the first priority has been our Veterans who so valiantly served the nation. Over the years, we have seen great changes in the needs of our Veterans - needs that we've met with a friendly smile, a listening ear and one of the country's most comprehensive health care systems.

We thank the men and women who have so diligently worked to make our Veterans feel at home: the physician who provides the diagnostic studies and skill required to promote healing; the nurse at the bedside responding to a patient's call for help; the housekeeper who ensures that there's a clean environment where care can be delivered safely. These are the people who make VAPAHCS a leader in Veterans' health care today and will ensure our leadership in the future. Nothing is more important to our success than the dedicated men and women who work tirelessly 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for our Veterans.

Historic photo of two soldiers Helicopter and injured marines Nurses picketing