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Northport VA Medical Center


Local Features

United Veterans Beacon House on the campus of Northport VAMC.Veterans' Emergency Housing gets an upgrade
Northport Social Work staff and staff from United Veterans Beacon House worked tirelessly to successfully relocate homeless Veterans so that the antiquated heating system could be replaced in the on-campus Beacon House.
Susan Frampton, President of the Planetree Organization, presents award to Gina Maurer, Northport VA's Patient Centered Care Coordinator.Gina Maurer Internationally Recognized
Gina Maurer, Patient Centered Care Coordinator (PCC) at the Northport VA Medical Center, was internationally recognized at the annual Planetree Conference in October, 2017. She was selected from 130 nominees.
Women Veterans kayak on Indian Lake during the 2017 Healing in Nature Retreat.Women's Retreat 2017
Healing in Nature Retreats provide women Veterans a serene environment in which to better themselves through recreational activities and self-reflection. The retreat is designed to promote whole health and wellness.
Woman on the phone.Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time.
Veterans take aim at the target during Northport's Adaptive Sports Clinic.Back in the Game with Adaptive Sports
Northport VAMC's Adaptive Sports Clinic shows Veterans how to work around their injuries to participate in the sports they enjoy. From recumbent bikes to archery and golf, there is something for everyone.
Medical center staff joined with veterans and members of United Way of Long Island, the USTA, and Serve and Return to dedicate the courts.Tennis
Two tennis courts recently were dedicated during a ceremony at Northport VAMC. Medical center staff joined with veterans and members of United Way of Long Island, the USTA, and Serve and Return to dedicate the courts.
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, 4th Congressional District, speaks at Northport VAMC about homeless veterans.Helping Long Island's Homeless Veterans
Through VA and community resources, Long Island veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness have access to immediate shelter, with the goal of providing services and skills to remedy the long-term problem.
Northport Director Philip Moschitta observes annual DECON Drill.Decon Drill at Northport VA Medical Center
An annual Decon Drill at Northport VA Medical Center keeps staff and emergency responders up to speed and ready to leap into action should a chemical or radiation crisis arise.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone thanks a Vietnam veteran for his service following the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The ceremony recently was held at Northport VAMC.50th Commemoration of The Vietnam War
Vietnam vets recently were honored at Northport VAMC during the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Honorable Steve Israel, says,"No American has the right to forget the sacrifices of men and women around the world.”
Northport VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Mark KaufmanNorthport's new Chief of Staff always on the move
Northport VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Mark Kaufman, a neurologist by trade, averages nearly 10 miles per day walking the halls of the medical center to ensure each veteran receives the care they have earned.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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