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Photos of Darren D'AmbrogiSuccesses Mark Aspire Center’s First Anniversary
“This program is playing a great role in keeping Veterans off the streets when many would have no other options before coming here” said Aspire Center Director Deborah Dominick.
National Salute to Veteran Patients Week flyerNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
The VA National Salute is observed annually during the week of Valentine’s Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute’s expression of honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient Veterans.
energy star logoVA San Diego Healthcare System is an Energy Star
VA San Diego Healthcare System has received the Energy Star Certification for its reduced energy usage through a co-generation plant and by implementing new features to improve efficiency.
2014 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality logoVASDHS is a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
VASDHS was recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
top performer gold key logoVASDHS earns 2013 “Top Performer” recognition
We’re pleased to announce The Joint Commission has recognized VA San Diego Healthcare System as a 2013 Top Performer on key quality measures. VASDHS was also a Top Performer in 2012 and 2010.
group photo of inpatient veterans and women of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3788Veterans Receive Quilts for the Holidays
Inpatients at the VASDHS were surprised on Dec. 17 to be visited by women of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3788, who brought holiday cheer in the form of handmade quilts along with a holiday card.
food drive packing dayVA employees share love at the holidays
“The Veterans we serve are more than just patients, they are part of our VA family,” said Geri Hollinger, 2014 Care & Share Coordinator at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).
male patient watches television shows while lying down on his GetWellNetwork monitorVASDHS Launches Interactive Engagement System
To create a more engaging and interactive experience for inpatients, VA San Diego Healthcare System is now one of 38 VA medical centers using a system called the GetWellNetwork.
man sitting on a benchVASDHS encourages Veterans to be tobacco free
Vietnam Veteran Ronald Ward has a great reason to remind him why he shouldn’t smoke. “Your health,” he says. It’s this simple fact that has kept him away from cigarettes since 2010.
VA San Diego staffHonoring America's Heroes
Veterans Day is a special time to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and sacrifice to protect our freedom and democracy. Catch VASDHS at the San Diego County Veterans Day Parade on Nov 11.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Veteran participating in physical therapy81-Year-Old Veteran Chooses Rehab Over Surgery
Korean War Veteran Victor Ferentino, 81, was a runner for 60 years. After a spill in Manhattan he did his research and chose rehab at his VA Physical Therapy clinic over surgery.
A Veteran wearing the medal of honor stands between a man and a womanA Veteran Who Was on Iwo Jima 70 Years Ago Today
This week is the 70th anniversary of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. "Woody" Williams, 91, was there and received the Medal of Honor for his courageous action on that memorable day.
Responders work on a call in a call centerVA's Veterans Crisis Line Saves Lives Every Day
We've answered more than a million-and-a-half calls from Veterans in crisis. And helped with 45,000 rescues. The Veterans Crisis Line helps prevent suicides by providing immediate crisis intervention.
Portrait of George WashingtonList of Presidents who were Veterans
Do you know how many of our Presidents served in the military? As we celebrate President's Day, here is a list of Presidents who are Veterans. From George Washington to George Bush.
a soldier in profile by a U.S. flagAmerican Sniper Highlights Veterans' Readjustments
The recent box-office hit American Sniper sheds light on how difficult the transition to civilian life can be. VA has in-person, online and telephone-based services that can help.
Portrait of Lee GreenwoodA Day of Caring and Sharing with America's Veteran
At VA medical centers across the country, thousands of Americans will express their Valentine's wishes of love and gratitude to Veteran patients during VA's annual National Salute to Veteran Patients.
Hands forming clay on a potter's wheelShe Knew Something was Wrong with Her Heart
VA is joining the American Heart Association to fight heart disease in women Veterans. Here's the story of one woman Veteran who received life-saving treatment at a VA Medical Center.
Doctor shows a Veteran a model of the heartVeterans: Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Did they pick February to be Heart Month because of Valentine's Day and all those heart shapes? Whatever. It's a great time to remind Veterans of the everyday things you can do to stay heart healthy.
Woman volunteer sits with a Veteran patientWest Va. Woman Finds Joy Volunteering at VA
Over the last nine years Joan Chambers, 67, has racked up over 6,000 hours of volunteer work at Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. 'I like keeping busy,' she explained.
Abstract crop of a prescription labelA New and Improved VA Prescription Label
VA asked hundreds of Veterans to tell us what they liked and didn't like about the labels on their prescriptions. We heard you. The results led to this new patient-centric prescription label.

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