Press Releases - VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
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VA Pacific Islands Health Care System


Press Releases


VA’s improvements to Veteran community care under MISSION Act on track for June 6 implementation - WASHINGTON — As the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s signing of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 approaches on June 6, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making significant strides in implementing major improvements to community care for Veterans. (04/22/2019)

American Samoa Veterans Affairs CBOC and Community Partners to host Mental Health Summit - The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), in collaboration with government and non-profit partners, will be hosting a two-day summit focusing on issues impacting Veteran mental health. (04/16/2019)

VA Research Week Spotlights 94 Years of Excellence - The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center will join the entire Department in celebrating National VA Research Week 2019. This year’s event, which will be observed from May 13 through May 17, marks the 94th anniversary of VA research. The theme is “The Science of Hope,” and highlights VA Research history of outstanding accomplishments that have improved Veterans’ lives and advanced America’s medical knowledge. (04/10/2019)

Sprint to Provide Free Unlimited 4G LTE Data for Veterans Affairs Telehealth Patients - OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of military Veterans’ health care, Sprint (NYSE: S) is now providing unlimited high-speed wireless data at no charge when they connect over the Sprint Network with their VA providers through the VA’s telehealth application, VA Video Connect. This service is available to Sprint customers who are military Veterans, caregivers and family members of Veterans, or clinicians/technicians supporting Veteran healthcare. (03/21/2019)

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"Supercharge Your Caregiving" VAPIHCS Recognizes November's National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) - HONOLULU. HAWAII – During the month of November, VA celebrates National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) to recognize and honor caregivers of Veterans: our nation’s unsung heroes. Family members, friends and neighbors who care for Veterans play a critical role in ensuring the health of our Veterans, and their efforts may often go unnoticed. November is a time to highlight these caregivers and show appreciation for their indispensable efforts; which often allows Veterans to stay in the homes and communities they defended surrounded by their loved ones. (11/02/2018)

VAPIHCS - National Veterans and Military Families Month - HONOLULU, HAWAII— Today President Donald Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.” (11/01/2018)

VA Hospital Star Rating Shows Modest Improvement in Overall Quality of Services at Veterans Affairs - HONOLULU, HAWAII--On October 3, 2018, VA released its end of fiscal year 2018 (FY2018) hospital Star ratings, which evaluate and benchmark quality of care delivery at VA medical centers (VAMCs) across the nation. VAPIHCS was one of the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks and is striving to continue progress, maintaining a 2-star (out of 5 star) rating. (10/26/2018)

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