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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
- Explore 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.
- Two 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.
- Sterile 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.
- Providence 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.
- We'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.
- Veterans 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.
- Live 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.
- Vet2Vet 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
- Lowe’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.
- PVAMC Pain Management Program Welcomes New Provider
- Pain Management is a highly specialized field of medicine that is growing. Not every community or VA Medical Center has clinicians who specialize in pain medicine. The Providence VAMC has had an interventional pain management program since 2007 and is fortunate to have three experienced anesthesiologists--Dr. Fred Burgess, Dr. Afreen Siddiqui, and Dr. Keith Fragoza–as well as a nurse practitioner, Sue Bridges--who can assist Veterans in managing their pain. The program has shown remarkable success.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Fighting is My Meditation
- After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
- Summer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
- Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.
- 10 of the Stories Most Read by Vets on VA Web Site
- The web site for the Veterans Health Administration is a helpful gateway to numerous resources for Veterans and their families. Here are just a few of the most popular features posted this past year.
- VA Health Care System Named Most Wired - Again!
- For the second year in a row, VA has been named to the 2014 “Most Wired” hospitals list, a national survey ranking hospitals leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways.
- Nurse Navigator Simplifies the Maze for Patients
- Hospitals can be a maze. That’s why Joan Stewart and Debera Charlton are amazing. The Nurse Navigator steer patients through the treatment systems at Montana’s VA Medical Center.
- VA Hosts July 4th Ceremonies for Veterans
- Hundreds of VA employees and volunteers at VA Medical Centers across the country spend their July 4th holiday hosting special events for the men and women we serve — America’s Veterans.
- Senior Veterans Going for the Gold - One More Time
- Hundreds of Veterans are heading to the Ozark Mountains for the Golden Age Games, designed to improve the quality of life for older Veterans with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.
- I Cannot Be This Person
- Finding it hard to be home alone or feel comfortable in public places, Laura Hendrixon is determined to get better for her family and her career.
- Connecting Veterans with Telehealth
- The relationship between patients and the health care system will dramatically change with telehealth. High levels of patient satisfaction and positive outcomes say this is the right direction.
- Brain's 'Error Messages' May Hold PTSD Clue
- VA researchers are looking at how Veterans with PTSD react to their own mistakes. The results could reveal clues as to why some Veterans are more resilient to traumatic events.