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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

Local Features

Fitchburg clinic moves next doorVA Fitchburg moves To Phillip J. Philbin Building
The Fitchburg Outpatient Clinic staff . The new Fitchburg VA clinic space is on the back side of the Phillip J. Philbin Federal Building (Fitchburg Post Office) at 881 Main Street Fitchburg, MA.
MOVE! encourages a healthy eating planStrive for a healthy weight
Want to get in shape for the summer? Veterans enrolled in VA health care can register for MOVE!, a national weight management program designed to help Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.
Women's History MonthWomen in Science and Technology
Join us for our celebrationof Women's History Month as we recognize women who have made significant contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
VA offers smoke cessation classesDon't Give Up On Quitting
No matter how long you’ve been smoking or trying to quit, you can be smoke-free. Quitting smoking is a challenge, but it is also the single most important thing that you can do to improve your health.
Three generations of family members gathered around the dinner tableNew Site for Guide to Long Term Care
The Long-Term Care Guide offers tools for you to plan ahead and involve your family member or support person, social worker and care team in making plans and decisions that are best for you.
Ruth Wheeler celebrated her 60 years as a VA volunteerRuth Wheeler: A Milestone in Volunteering
The second-longest serving volunteer in the VA system and the longest serving VA Volunteer in New England works right here in the VA Northampton Campus Business Office. Her name is Ruth Wheeler of Northampton.
VA clinicWorcester and Fitchburg realignment actions announced
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System has announced important changes for Worcester and Fitchburg VA patients.
My HealtheVet emblemWorcester Clinic first in nation with MY HEALTHeVET milestone
The Worcester Community-Based Outpatient Clinic became the first in the nation to hit an important milestone with My HealtheVet, the on-line program offered by the VA that allows Veterans to access their personal health records via the Internet.
Veterans talk to program managerGetting information to Veterans
VA hosted an information fair in partnership with Greenfield Community College's VetNet, GCC's organization for student Veterans.
Members of the Greenfield Patient Aligned Care TeamGreenfield's VA Clinic earns national recognition
Greenfield's outpatient clinic earned top honors for being among the most successful clinics nationwide in adopting a new method of VA health delivery nationwide called Patient Aligned Care Teams or PACTs.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Happy HolidaysReligious Exercise and Expression in VA Facilities
VA appreciates religious groups and other organizations that wish to celebrate the holidays with our Veterans. Here are the guidelines to help you observe the season with our patients and residents.
Man in a wheelchair with a woman standing to his sideHonoring Family and Friends Who Care for Veterans
Respite care provides a break for a Veteran's regular caregiver, and VA offers professional respite care to caregivers. Eligible Veterans may be eligible to receive 30 days of respite care per year.
Major Anthony SmithOne Story of Millions Who Have Borne the Battle
From a body bag to a black belt. After being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, Anthony Smith was presumed dead and placed in a body bag. Today, after 100 surgeries, he has a martial arts black belt.
A woman with a stethoscope reviews a paper with an older man holding a canePlanning for Getting Older: Is it Ever Too Early?
Over half of America's Veterans are over 65. It's estimated 70% of them will eventually need long term care. Have you and your family made any plans? Here's what one Veteran did ... and you can too.
Two men and two women chopping vegetables around a kitchen counterVA Gourmet - Teaching Vets How to Cook Healthy
At the Fargo VA in North Dakota, a team of dietitians is dedicated to teaching Veterans how to prepare quick, easy meals that are nutritious and healthy (and taste good too).
A tall, cylindrical machine stands in the center of a hospital room and emits blue light Milwaukee VA Medical Center Zaps Germs with Robots
Milwaukee VA Medical Center protects the health and safety of Veteran patients with new robots that kill numerous micro-organisms in about 15 minutes. It scrambles the DNA of bacteria.
Detail of a painting featuring military boots and high heelsCreative Arts Festival 2015
Over 100 Veterans are gathering in North Carolina this week for VA's national annual Creative Arts Festival. It's music, painting, dancing, sculpture ... and it's therapeutic.
A woman sits on a bed while readingHomeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last
Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.
A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram imagesBreast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
An audiologist installs a hearing aid for a Veteran patientVeterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.
Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.

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