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2020 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety & Quality AwardsVA Palo Alto doctors receive prestigious award
Two doctors at VA Palo Alto Health Care System were recognized by The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF) with the 2020 Eisenberg Awards, a prestigious program.
Coronavirus covid-19 Delta variantCOVID-19 vaccine variants/importance of 2nd dose
Research shows that COVID-19 vaccines offer good protection against the variants we know most about, and widespread vaccination can prevent unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations.
Dorothy Ward, a WWII Veteran, at the VAPAHCS Blind CenterBlind Center helps WWII Veteran despite pandemic
Losing your vision can be a hard pill to swallow but the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) at VA Palo Alto Health Care System helps many Veterans get back on the path to independence.
better hearingMay is Better Hearing & Speech Month
Speech pathologists at VAPAHCS are here to help COVID-19 survivors manage or recover from short- and longer-term difficulties in the areas of cognition, swallowing, and communication.
gloved hand holding janssen vaccineVA Palo Alto resumes administration of J&J vaccine
VA Palo Alto resumes administration of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine for Veterans, spouses and their caregivers, with additional information provided from CDC.
Healthy salad bowl with quinoa, tomatoes, chicken, avocado, lime and mixed greensIt's all about the plate
Nutritionists and dietitians try to shine a light on the link between our food choices and overall health. When you fill your plate with healthy options, this simple change can help your mind and body.
Elderly man sitting on sofa writing on notebook and browsing on laptop computerVeteran volunteers! Ask questions!
Participating in a medical study can be interesting and rewarding for a Veteran; however, it is often difficult to understand the full scope of their participation. Here are some guidelines to help Veterans.
VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Medical Outreach Team in front of their vanOutreach team brings vaccine to homeless Vets
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Medical Outreach Team is bringing the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine directly to vulnerable Veteran populations in the Bay Area, including those in VA-contracted homeless shelters.
Bulb future technology, innovation backgroundFace of Innovation: Kalyn Essex
Face of Innovation is a regular series from the VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) focusing on VA employees who are working to change and save Veteran lives. This month meet Air Force Veteran Kalyn Essex.
Vanessa Gil sitting in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System emergency response vehicleSkillBridge paves transition to civilian workforce
A partnership between DoD and VA allows service members from the DoD SkillBridge program to receive their DoD salary and benefits at no cost to VA while providing real world job experience.

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