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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.
Woman on the phone.#Be There
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.
Photo of Dr. Suzanne Dudon and Veteran Gabriela Holland.Delivering on Promise of Better Service
Improving the patient experience is one of the many ways how the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is delivering on the promise of better care, better service, and a better future for every Veteran and employee.
Photo of Ed Field with writing marker in his hand"I Will Survive!"
Air Force First Lieutenant, Edward Field flew 27 missions on a B-17, as a young navigator with the 384th Bomb Group in 1945. He uses poetry to sooth 70-plus years of survivor's guilt.
photo of Vietnam Veteran Zack Lewis and his attorney Vietnam-era Veteran Kevin R. HackettOne Veteran Helping Another Veteran in Need
Two very different Veterans meet, one a lawyer, Kevin R. Hackett, the other a Vietnam Veteran, Zack Lewis. Hackett saw the need to see a doctor for help and assisted Lewis in seeing a VA doctor to seek treatment.
Photo of Dr. Sabrina Felson and Vietnam Veteran Kenneth Williams.Good Damn Man
A Vietnam Veteran overcomes his addictions and stays clean for ten years from drugs, alcohol and smoking. He is a man who is admired for many things demonstrating you don't have to be perfect to be a wonderful guy.

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