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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


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Photo of an iBOT®iBOT® Personal Mobility Device Donation
Twenty-five iBOT® Personal Mobility Devices will be donated to VA's Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders Centers (SCI/D Center). Three VA Medical Centers in NY/NJ VA Health Care Network to receive an iBOT®.
Photo of Mr. Juan CruzA Successful COVID 19 Recovery
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
Group photo of VA Western New York Healthcare System employees deploying to NYC.VA Employees Deploy to Help Out Other VAs
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.
Photo of Kazuo YamaguchiKazuo Yamaguchi A National Salute Story
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.'
Photo of 3 VA health care women providersHome Telehealth
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.
Photo of Dr. Jason Epstein talking with Veteran John Campbell.Definition of a Good Doctor: Courtesy and Respect
"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
photo Left to right: Katherine Dressel, MS, RD,CSR, CDN at NY Harbor, and Navy Veteran Carmen Martinez.Multitaskers of the Body - VA NY Harbor Healthcare
"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.
Photo of Dr. Ayse Aytamna.Dr. Ayse Aytaman to be named Physician of the Year
Dr. Ayse Aytaman, will be named 2018 Physician of the Year at the NYC American Liver Foundation Gala in October. She is the first female physician and first VA physician to receive that honor.
A photo of Mr. MakarenkoSowing seeds of hope
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 with a resident of Puerto Rico and another volunteer.VA NY Harbor Chief of Staff Deployed to PR
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.

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