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Northport VA Medical Center


Local Features

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.
Herman Stephan poses in the pavilion lobby at Northport VAMC.101-year-old World War II vet still going strong
Long Island Veteran Herman Stephan, nearly 102-years-old, shows no signs of slowing down. He attributes his longevity to moderation and a positive attitude. Congratulations on his centenarian staff.
Don't suffer in silence.Suicide Prevention Month
Northport VAMC will recognize Suicide Prevention Month on Oct. 2--with a program called The Power of One--in Bldg. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to attend the program, which will feature a guest lecturer.
Alan Gentry, a resident at Northport VAMC's Community Living Facility, receives archery advice from Suffolk Archers Donald Pecora (L) and Brian Darren (R) during the annual Veterans Integrated Service Network 3 Adaptive Sports Clinic.Veterans Adapt to Sports During Recent Clinic
Tri-state veterans met at Northport VAMC on June 17 to participate in the annual Veterans Integrated Service Network 3 Adaptive Sports Clinic. Veterans learned to overcome injuries and remain active.
WWII veterans and their guardians pose for a picture May 17, 2015, at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The recent trip was organized by Honor Flight Long Island.Honor Flight Long Island brings WWII vets to D.C.
Honor Flight Long Island is a program designed to bring WWII veterans to the nation's capital to visit the National World War II Memorial. The trip is free to our senior veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
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 Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís 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.

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