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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island

 

Local Features

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell cuts the ribbon to the new physical therapy wing of the New Bedford VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 with Providence VA Medical Center Director Dr. Susan MacKenzie.Mayor Cuts Ribbon on Renovated New Bedford Clinic
"The improvements here are excellent examples of the VA's commitment to provide high-quality, accessible health care to Veterans in our community," said Dr. Susan MacKenzie, director of the Providence VA Medical Center.
Elderly man and woman on a couch look at a laptopExplore Long Term Services, Supports—Just in Case
Explore your long term care services and supports now, while you don't need them. Personal proactive planning can provide you peace of mind for yourself and those you care about.
group of Visually Impaired Persons fishing off a charter boatTwo Vets Take Home Honors at Fishing Tournament
The RI Lions Sight Foundation (RILSF) hosted their 6th Annual VIP Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIP’s) of RI on a chartered boat off Galilee, RI. 16 Blind Veterans were included in 39 VIP’s on board.
Staff from the Sterile Processing Service (SPS) pose for a pictureSterile Processing Service Achieves 100% Cert
The PVAMC set a goal to demonstrate our commitment to excellence by having all Sterile Processing Service (SPS) staff certified in sterile processing. Certification is optional, and the examination is a rigorous one.
Diane Gerardi, MSN (VA Nursing Academy Faculty) accepts an awardProvidence VA Medical Center Honors Nurses
During the week of May 6-12, the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center honored the dedicated men and women who we consider to be the compassionate backbone of the Veterans' health-care system - nurses.
picture of new VA internet re-designWe've Re-Designed Our Entire Website!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. We know that you consider this website our front door. And we want you to feel welcome.
Photo of the greenhouse Veterans use as part of the horticulture programVeterans Helping Veterans on the Path of Recovery
Horticulture, Vet N Pets, expressive arts...what do each of these programs have in common, you ask? They are just some of the many creative therapies helping Veterans help each other on the path of recovery.
Giordon Gill and Anthony Gore portraying Dr. Charles Drew and George Washington CarverLive Enactments Honor Black History Month
This past February, several Providence VAMC staff and volunteers performed live character enactments to highlight the accomplishments of African Americans in American History: Charles Drew, M.D., Creator of Blood Plasma; Benjamin Banneker, Architect; George Washington Carver, Inventor; Mohammed Ali, Boxer and Philanthropist; Serena Williams, Tennis Player and Businesswoman; Condoleezza Rice, Government Official and 66th Secretary of State; Mahalia Jackson, Gospel Singer/Artist; Maya Angelou, Actor, Dancer, International Acclaimed Author; and Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America.
Veterans Ron Whitcomb and Don Sullivan of Vet2VetVet2Vet Enters 5th Year
The Providence VA Medical Center's Vet2Vet program has been on a long and interesting journey. Vet2Vet concentrates on present-centered wellness, and one of the most important aspects is laughter which is believed to be "good medicine" for the soul
Storage ShedLowe’s Heroes Project Donates Two Storage Sheds
As part of its commitment to the community--Lowe’s established the ‘Lowe’s Heroes Project’ and, each year, seeks to identify a project in the community for which Lowe’s volunteers can volunteer their time to complete a designated project.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
A nurse wraps a Veteran's arm with a blood pressure cuffVA Nurse Goes the Extra Mile in Veteran Care
While treating a Veteran patient, Nurse Chuck Maulden noticed the Veteran's feet were in really bad shape with huge blisters probably due to worn out shoes. They both wore the same size shoe. So...
Three women smile as they prepare food in a kitchenIs This the Year You Will Volunteer on MLK Day?
For Volunteers who work every day to help our Veterans, the MLK holiday is one more opportunity to repay the men and women who have sacrificed so much for America. Find out how you can join in.
A man and woman dressed in wedding attire smile and hold hands above their headsDying Veteran Gets Married at Buffalo VA
An Army Veteran with not long to live decided it was time to marry his girlfriend of 17 years. The staff at the Buffalo VA, where heís receiving cancer treatments, helped him turn his wish into reality.
A man talks to a homeless man sitting by a brick wallJoint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
During one of the coldest weeks of winter, itís difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard to get help to Americaís Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
A woman with a crown in a wheelchair smiles Helping Beneficiaries Stricken with Spina Bifida
About 1,300 people are enrolled in the Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program where VA is looking at better ways to help people stricken with the disorder get the care they need.
A woman examines a Veteran's eyesGlaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
One-and-a-half million Veterans have a vision threatening eye disease, including 285,000 with glaucoma, which usually starts without any symptoms. Get tested now — it's quick and painless.
Seniors lift weights at a gym2015 New Year's Resolution: End Binge Eating
VA Researchers are taking a close look at an issue threatening the health of many Veterans: binge eating. If you recognize this in yourself, follow the MOVE link at the end of the story. VA is here to help
Man shows his ID card to a woman at a deskTop 10 Stories from VA Health Care in 2014
Each year, we post more than 100 stories about health topics on the VA Health Care and VA Medical Center home pages. Here are the Top 10 stories from 2014, based on our reader’s visits.
Boyscout next to a decorated treeTo Face Unafraid, the Plans that We've Made
Food, fun and gifts: At VA medical centers across the country, hundreds of volunteers, community organizations and VA staff come together to help America’s Veterans celebrate the holiday season.

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