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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.