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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

Local Features

Patient Aligned Care TeamSpringfield's Mobile Patient Aligned Care Team
The first mobile, multi-examination room medical cohort, or Patient Aligned Care Team, has been making its rounds at the Springfield Outpatient Clinic of VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System.
Town Hall Meeting in Springfield, Mass.Veteran's Town Halls Underway
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System continues its series of Veteran Town Hall meetings with event scheduled for April 12, 2017, at the La Quinta Inn in downtown Springfield.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.

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