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VA NY Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus Press Releases


2021

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System helps VA reach its 1 millionth Veteran vaccinated - Today, the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System reached a historic milestone by administering its 20,000th COVID-19 vaccination on the same day that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration vaccinated its 1 millionth Veteran with their first dose of vaccine. (02/17/2021)

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System begins vaccinating Federal personnel - The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System announced this week it began administering vaccinations to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees through an interagency agreement to support DHS’s COVID-19 vaccination program. (01/12/2021)

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System begins vaccinating 75+ Veterans - This week, the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System began offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Veteran outpatients 75 years and older in accordance with the CDC’s guidelines. (01/06/2021)

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2020

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System begins COVID-19 vaccinations - New York Harbor began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care employees and Veterans residing in long-term care Community Living Centers today this week. (12/16/2020)

VA New York Harbor awards grant to NYC to help prevent, end Veteran homelessness - Homeless and at-risk Veterans here are benefitting from a grant from VA New York Harbor Healthcare System to New York City’s Department of Homeless Services. (09/10/2020)

VA NY Harbor Continues to Care for Veterans through Telehealth - Veterans receiving treatment at VA New York Harbor’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic can feel confident that their health care providers continue to be here for them. (07/08/2020)

VA Benefits from Team Rubicon Volunteers during COVID-19 - As COVID-19 hit New York City, Adam Hudson, 34, knew he’d be mobilizing to help. What he didn’t know was that he’d be able to help the people who are usually the ones helping him. His organization mobilized him to the VA medical center here in Manhattan, where he quickly got to work on an engineering project that required a fast turnaround. (04/28/2020)

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2013

Manhattan VA Campus Now Serving Veterans with Full Array of Services - The recovery effort at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System's Manhattan facility is now complete after being temporarily closed for repairs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (07/11/2013)

HUD and VA TEAM UP TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES TO 350 HOMELESS VETERANS IN NYC - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki have announced that HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless Veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions. (05/29/2013)

Manhattan VA Medical Center Campus Now Serving Veterans with Full Array of Services - The recovery effort at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System's Manhattan facility is now complete after being temporarily closed for repairs in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (05/21/2013)

Cycling in Central Park - Veterans with limb loss are invited to participate in a bike riding experience in Central Park. (04/23/2013)

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2012

At second annual Heroes on the Hudson, Adaptive Sports Help Rehabilitate Injured Veterans - Diabled Veterans to participate in adaptive kayaking and sailing. (08/23/2012)

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2011

mediahud - HUD Secretary Donovan & VA Secretary Shinseki to Give Update on the Obama Administration’s Progress Fighting Veteran Homelessness (12/09/2011)

VA NY Harbor to be presented with Achievement Award for Cancer Care - VA New York Harbor's Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration on June 15, 2011 at 1 PM in the Assembly Room, second floor, will honot cancer survivors and their families and friends. (05/17/2011)

VA to Take Applications for New Caregiver Program beginning May 9 - Staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published the interim final rule for implementing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. This new rule will provide additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary Family Caregiver. (05/05/2011)

VA to Open New Simulation Lab at Brooklyn, Manhattan Campuses - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Sammartino, VA, NYHHS (718) 836-6600 Brooklyn, NY – A new Simulation Learning Center will open at New York Harbor Healthcare System this month. A ribbon cutting has been scheduled for the Brooklyn SimLearn Center on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. A new Simulation center is also opening at the Manhattan Campus on April 12 at 12:30 p.m. (04/01/2011)

VA to host Welcome Home event at Manhattan Campus on April 2 & 3 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Sammartino, VA, NYHHS (718) 836-6600 VA to host Welcome Home event at Manhattan Campus on April 2 & 3 (03/23/2011)

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2010

President Obama proclaims November National Native American Heritage Month - President Obama proclaims November National Native American Heritage Month, November 26 National Native American Heritage Day (11/24/2010)

VA Tallies Recovery Act Funding - Recovery Act funding enables VA to improve medical facilities and national cemeteries, provide grants to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities, and to modify or alter existing facilities to care for Veterans. (11/16/2010)

VA New York Harbor HCS for receives three-year accreditation from CARF - Congratulations to the Brooklyn Campus for receiving a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (11/01/2010)

New York Harbor Healthcare System to receive accolades from Brooklyn Borough President - VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn campus, will be among the honorees to be recognized for recruiting, hiring, and accommodating Brooklynites with disabilities at a ceremony to be held at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday morning. (10/25/2010)

VA Video Outreach Message Aimed at New Veterans - Veterans star in the ad, which urges Veterans to take advantage of the benefits they have earned. (10/12/2010)

VA Lauded for Disclosure Policy - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy on disclosure of adverse medical events was praised as a “valuable resource for all health care institutions” in an article in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (09/30/2010)

VA Publishes Final Regulation on “Presumptive” Illnesses - New regulation in the Federal Register makes it easier for Veterans to obtain Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in Southwest Asia (including Iraq) or Afghanistan. (09/29/2010)

Sleep Center to open at Brooklyn Campus - Diagnosis and treatment available at Brooklyn VA to Veterans for all types of sleeping problems (09/20/2010)

VA Tallies Recovery Act Funding: $14.8M Investment Provides Improved Care, Services for Veterans - Brooklyn, NY - As federal agencies approach the July 31 deadline to commit funds obtained through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the VA facility at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center’s total allocation is $14,856,851. (08/02/2010)

StealthStation S7 Now at New York Campus - The StealthStation S7 was just purchased by the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. A tremendous advantage for patients, Stealth Technology enables safer, faster brain tumor surgery using smaller incisions with less recovery time. Stealth will also be used for other neurosurgical and otolaryngological procedures. According to Dr. Samadani, a VA neurosurgeon, the technology follows the same principles as the GPS in your car or the Wii video game system but is more accurate and sensitive. (03/16/2010)

Annual VA Research Day at Brooklyn Campus - The annual VA Research Day informs Veterans and their families about ongoing research conducted by clinicians and researchers primarily from the VA and affiliate medical schools to reinforce their understanding of VA's commitment to advancing discovery in medicine to benefit patients. (03/15/2010)

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