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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


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Veterans paintingOur Experience Made Art
The Veterans not only took a plaque for their efforts, but a common desire of being able to contribute and make an artistic statement, that is seen permanently in the hallway for years to come.
White Rose CeremonyWhite Rose Ceremony
In the final act of the “Memorial White Rose Ceremony”, the giving away of the white rose, incapsulates a moment in time to honor those Veterans who gave their service to our nation.
VA Caribbean Healthcare System staff from the therapy departments assigned to the Deep-Dive Clinician Adaptive Cycling Clinic and members from Adaptive Adventures group for a photo at the end of their first day of the training.Staff-Clinician Deep Dive on Adaptive Cycling
As part of VA Caribbean Healthcare System Strategic Plan to engage with its partners, the goal is to continuously provide resources that enhance the well-being of disabled Veterans who are in need of special services.
A hospital employee signs up on a mailing list to receive information about environmental protection and future activities with the conservation organization.Conserving Our Environment
Can we look at our energy resources in a positive way; when we are facing an energy power grid that is continuously challenged by the instabilities that were caused by hurricane Maria.
Dr. Ghighliotti and another individual serve food in a remote Puerto Rican townGoing above and beyond for neighbors in need
Instead of taking the weekends off, the staff of this VA clinic have been donating their time and money to serve others. Since Hurricane Maria, they have delivered food and water to remote areas on the weekends.
San Juan VA Cemetery director Juan D. Nieves points to an area of the cemetery flooded by Hurricane Maria Sept. 20. (Department of Veterans Affairs photo by Luis E. Malave)VA cemetery staff sustains service despite damage
Juan D. Nieves slows down the all-terrain vehicle, hops over a curb, and makes a slight turn. His left arm points toward a patch of standing and felled trees... "all of this was flooded," he said.
Ponce OPC Primary Care Physician Dr. Nelly Colon greets Veteran Felix Maldonado in the Western Shelter tent system that is now the Ponce VA Outpatient Clinic.Ponce VA clinic provides tent city medical care
The Ponce, Puerto Rico, Outpatient Clinic is operating out of tents and mobile medical units after Hurricane Maria caused a major mold problem in their facility that will take weeks to clean up.
Dawn Dollarhide, a nurse deployed to Manati, Puerto Rico from the Reno, Nevada, VA Medical Center, checks on a patient at the Federal Medical StationTeaming up to help the community
VA and HHS DMAT personnel are teaming up in Manati, Puerto Rico, to operate a Federal Medical Station providing health care to the community after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Nurses Susan Flores from Florida, Geoconda Zuniga from Puerto Rico, and Debbie LaCore from OklahomaDeployed VA employees help local colleagues
Three nurses deployed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to assist after Hurricane Maria work with their home station communities for donations to help the local colleagues affected by the storm.
Marine Corps Veteran Donald GermannBad situation brings good results
A Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, Veteran is evacuated from his home to the VA Caribbean Healthcare System after Hurricane Maria and finds a possible new treatment for his spinal cord injury.

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