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Soo-Hee Lee, RN, VANYHHSHealth & Independence
At 86, Soo-Hee Lee, RN, mother and grandmother, is feeling healthy, still working and enjoying her independence. In keeping with some current trends, she says “deep breathing” is very important.
(l-r) Karen Fuller, LCSW, Homeless Program Manager, VANYHHS and  Linda Williams, MSW, AF VeteranLook them in the eyes
Skadden, a law firm that offers Pro Bono Services to Veterans at VA Manhattan, hosted representatives from Harbor’s Homeless program, to clarify how best to communicate with Veterans.
(l-r) Dr. Patrick Malloy, Executive Chief of Staff, VANYHHS; Harris Faulkner, Fox News; VA Secretary Robert Wilke; Martina Parauda, Director, VANYHHS, and Dr. David Schwartz, Director, Radiation Oncology, VANYHHS.Walking the Post
Touring VA's St. Albans & Brooklyn campuses, VA Secretary Wilke was very enthusiastic about the caliber of skill seen at VA NY Harbor. He talked about the value of "walking the post" in gaining support for VA.
(l-r) Cancer survivors Maureen Valenzuela, Vietnam Veteran Dr. Herminio Valenzuela and Martina Parauda, Director, VANYHHSCourage and Hope
Among speakers at Harbor’s 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, was Maureen Valenzuela a colon cancer survivor and wife of Vietnam Veteran Dr. Herminio Valenzuela, a 2-year lung cancer survivor.
Art and Performance ParticipantsReflections: Art & Performance Art Exhibition
The Clubhouse at VA Brooklyn recently hosted a performance/ visual arts show/ exhibition of Veteran artists. Reactions to the show highlight the positive impact that the arts and creativity have on recovery and growth.
Vietnam Veteran Frank Romeo at VA St. Albans where he spoke with fellow Veterans, Chief of Mental Health Services and other cliniciansWalking 100's of miles
On completion of a 750mile walk across NY State to bring awareness to PTSD, Veteran came, along with a documentary crew, to the hospital (now VA facility) where he began his recovery from Vietnam War injuries.
(l-r) AF Veteran, Photographer & Poet Omar Columbus and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Marion CreasapNew Yawk State of Mind
13 years after a medical discharge from the AF, & a roller coaster reintegration, something wonderful happens to Veteran. He is given an assignment to shoot a street fashion story for hip online Cool America Magazine.
(l-r) Army Veteran Judge Bentley Kassal  and Army Veteran Photographer Tony VaccaroMets to honor 2 WW II D-Day Vets
On June 6th, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, two WWII D-Day Veterans, Judge Bentley Kassal (103) and Photographer Tony Vaccaro (96) will be honored by the Mets during the mid-day game at Citi Field.
SECVA Robert Wilkie tours Primary Care and is briefed by Dr. Joseph Leung, Chief, Primary CareSECVA Impressed with Harbor
VA Secretary Wilkie’s visit to VA Manhattan, gave Harbor leaders and VISN 2 Director the opportunity to talk with him about some of their proudest initiatives, like those concerning the expanding service of tele-health.
Meditation Instructor Bernice TodresFeeling better in front of your eyes
The practice of mindfulness is new at VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, as VA nation-wide, is looking for ways to effectively manage pain for Veteran patients while reducing or eliminating their need for medication.

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