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VA Pacific Islands Health Care System

Local Features

2016 Veterans Stand Down on OahuVeterans Health Service Forum Veterans Stand Down
The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System presents the 2016 Veterans Stand Down on Oahu. This will be held at the McCoy Pavillion at the Ala Moana Beach Park on Friday September 30, 2016 from 9am to 1pm.
Veterans Health Service Forum GuamVeterans Health Service Forum Guam
The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) along with their partners from the Guam Naval Hospital and University of Guam invite all Veterans and their families to a Veterans Health Service Forum.
VA Hawaii Veterans Choice ProgramVA Expands Access to Care for VAPIHCS Veterans
The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System today announced agreements with Native Hawaiian Health Care (NHHC) systems that will greatly expand access to health care for Veterans living on the islands.
(DAV) Donates New VanDisabled American Veterans (DAV) Donates New Van
Disabled American Veterans donated a brand new vehicle to VA Pacific Islands Health Care System on October 22nd 2015. Veterans needing a ride to their VA appointments can make a reservation by calling 808-433-7749
Sample VAMC WebsiteWe've Re-Designed Our Entire Website!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. We know that you consider this website our front door. And we want you to feel welcome.
Plate of Food Shaped in a HeartFood is Good Medicine
Choosing the right foods can ward off illness and can maintain good health. Learn more about the right kinds of food to eat—and those to avoid. The 'MyPlate' guide makes it easy.
John Liu, a Molokai resident, is one of the veterans benefiting from the Rural Health Care initiativeVA Pacific Islands HCS Reaches Out
VAPIHCS delivers rural health care for veterans residing in Molokai. The story features veteran John Liu and his health care managed by the Care Coordination Home Telehealth Program.
Nurse giving medication to an elderly patientVA Nursing Academy Program
The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System was selected as a site for a VA Nursing Academy starting in academic year 2009-2010.
Lonnie Hicks crosses the finish line at Aloha StadiumNo Holding Him Back
Lonnie Hicks participates in the 2010 Hawaii Aloha Charity Run, after joining the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System's MOVE weight loss and management program.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.

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