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A Successful COVID 19 Recovery. Staff at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System applauded a non-Veteran patient who successfully treated and recovered from COVID-19 at the Manhattan VA and discharged Tuesday, April 21
Over the last few weeks, several VA Western New York Healthcare System staff have deployed to New York City to assist VA Medical Centers hardest hit in New York and New Jersey in the fight against COVID 19.
A kid from Queens who grew up like a prince felt the call to serve the country that had provided a fruitful life for him and his family. My father said to me, 'Kazuo, our country, the United States, has been good to us.'
Home Telehealth provides care to Veterans who live in rural areas or are unable to leave their homes to receive VA health care. Hear one Veterans story on how Home Telehealth improved his quality of life.
"The secret to being a good doctor is to call your patients back. That simple human courtesy goes a very long way...speaking with them as soon as possible is a powerful way to address their concerns..." Dr. Jason Epstein
"Hopefully my son's kidney will be a match with mine. But, no matter what, I appreciate his gesture. It's something beautiful," said Navy Veteran Carmen Martinez, hemodialysis patient at VA's Manhattan Campus.
Mr. Makarenko considers being able to make a difference in fellow Veterans’ lives one of the most rewarding achievements of his life. “ I don’t always know whether I’m making a difference or not.” says Mr. Makarenko.
Dr. Patrick Malloy, Executive Chief of Staff, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, was deployed October 13-27. He volunteered to support the on-the-ground need for medical care provided to Veterans and others.
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. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.