Bay Pines VA to Conduct Annual Emergency Exercise with Community Partners April 20






The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will conduct a mass casualty exercise at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center on Wednesday, April 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During the exercise, emergency vehicles and personnel will be onsite. Traffic flow on the medical center campus will be minimally impacted. In addition, … Continue reading Bay Pines VA to Conduct Annual Emergency Exercise with Community Partners April 20

To all Veterans and Veteran Students from the Veterans of South Pinellas County (VSPC):






Saturday, May 6th is the date for the 7th Annual Veterans of South Pinellas County “Salute To The Military”…location is the Community Center Park ( Horan Park ) in St Pete Beach… During the day there will be a “Military Enlistment Ceremony” – Competition Motorcycle Show – Artist – Vender Booths – Food & Beer … Continue reading To all Veterans and Veteran Students from the Veterans of South Pinellas County (VSPC):

Veterans Appointment Request (VAR) App Now Available






The Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Connected Care has begun a phased release of the Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) app at select locations. The web-based app makes it possible for Veterans enrolled in VA health care to: View or Cancel existing clinic appointments Make requests for help scheduling primary care and mental health appointments at … Continue reading Veterans Appointment Request (VAR) App Now Available

VA explores new Veteran-centric treatments






Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the launch of the Center for Compassionate Innovation (CCI), which will explore emerging therapies that may enhance Veterans’ physical and mental well-being. In addition, VA is accepting proposals to fulfill CCI’s mission of finding innovative approaches to health care, which may support those Veterans who are unsuccessful … Continue reading VA explores new Veteran-centric treatments

VA Makes Wait Times Transparent for Veterans






The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. Today, VA launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans with an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. This tool not only provides Veterans with more information about VA services, it increases accountability … Continue reading VA Makes Wait Times Transparent for Veterans

U.S. Army Veteran overcomes life of adversity, lands dream job a VA social worker






U.S. Army Combat Veteran and Bay Pines VA Social Worker Ilya Berler’s unique path to employment with VA started more than 17 years ago when he left Eastern Europe with his father and immigrated to the United States. Bay Pines VAHCS Office of Public Affairs Tuesday, April 11, 2017 For those who work with and … Continue reading U.S. Army Veteran overcomes life of adversity, lands dream job a VA social worker

Attention all Veteran Students! Check out this information from SPC Financial Assistance Services:






Smart loan choices today = financial freedom tomorrow Financial Assistance Services is proud to host on campus events to promote financial literacy for SPC students. Students can earn up to four chances to win a $500 scholarship! It’s MY FUTURE! events: Bring your Learning Plan.  Find out your potential starting salary and how your student … Continue reading Attention all Veteran Students! Check out this information from SPC Financial Assistance Services:

A letter from David Miller re the VA Stand Down this past weekend






To All:      Just would like to update about all the great work all of the American Legion volunteers did at the stand down. There were several posts, Post #273 and auxiliary and Post #252 and auxiliary involved as well as our Deputy Hospital Representative, Tony Rizzo and myself, David Miller, American Legion Hospital Representative … Continue reading A letter from David Miller re the VA Stand Down this past weekend