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

 

Press Releases


2020

VA Pacific Islands completes 27,285 video visits in 2020 - Honolulu, HI --The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pacific Islands Health Care System has completed over 27,285 video telehealth appointments with Veterans in their homes. This represents an increase in video telehealth appointments of more than 1400 percent since January 1, 2020 (09/16/2020)

September is Suicide Prevention Month - HONOLULU, HI – September is Suicide Prevention Month and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to remind Veterans and their loved ones through the Be There campaign that small actions can make a big difference to Veterans experiencing difficult times. (09/01/2020)

VA to award Four Grants and Per Diem (GPD) Per Diem Only (PDO) Grants - Honolulu, Hawaii — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award four Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Per Diem Only (PDO) Grants to community organizations totaling 124 beds in four different programs (Low Demand, Bridge Housing, Service Intensive Transitional Housing and Clinical Treatment) under the Grant Per Diem (GPD) program. (08/20/2020)

Hawaii Health Care Delivery Begins Under new VA Contract - HONOLULU — Today marks the beginning of community health care delivery to our Hawaii Veterans under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contract awarded to TriWest Healthcare Alliance. “The new Community Care Network (CCN) for Hawaiian Islands contract awards reflect our ongoing commitment to increasing Veterans access to care,” said VA Secretary Robert L. Willkie, “and were designed based on feedback from Veterans and other stakeholders.” (08/11/2020)

VA Pacific Islands Health Care System surpasses 15K video visits in 2020 - HONOLULU— The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that video telehealth appointments to Veterans’ homes increased over 1,000%, as Veterans increasingly chose virtual care through VA Video Connect during the Covid-19 pandemic. (07/06/2020)

June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day - HONOLULU – Do you, or someone you know suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event (06/27/2020)

VAPIHCS Announces Health Care System Leadership Change in Hawaii - HONOLULU— The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam M. Robinson, Jr., M.D., MBA, as the new Director of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System headquartered in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Robinson will oversee the delivery of health care to an estimated 129,000 Veterans, a $327.8 million annual operating budget, and over 1,400 employees. (06/09/2020)

VA Pacific Islands to Increase to Face to Face Appointments - The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) is committed to providing high-quality care while keeping Veterans safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) starting June 15, 2020, we will begin opening more face to face appointments. The safety of Veterans and staff is our number one priority. (06/01/2020)

Safe Mental Health Care During the COVID-19 Outbreak - HONOLULU, HI– May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Now more than ever, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) is committed to providing high-quality mental health care while keeping Veterans safe from exposure to the coronavirus. (04/23/2020)

HONOLULU --Protect Yourself From COVID-19: Access VA Care from Home - HONOLULU --Protect Yourself From COVID-19: Access VA Care from Home The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) is committed to providing high-quality care while keeping Veterans safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19). (03/26/2020)

HONOLULU – TeleHealth Saturdays for Veterans - Veterans Affairs Pacific Island Health Care System’s (VAPIHCS) main priority is ensuring the safety of our Veterans and their staff, so effective this Saturday, March 28. All Saturday appointments will be done virtually through Telehealth. (03/24/2020)

VAPIHCS IMPORTANT CHANGES-EFFECTIVE TOMORROW - HONOLULU --VA Pacific Island Health Care System’s (VAPIHCS) main priority is ensuring the safety of our Veterans and staff. Although no cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Hawaii at this time. Department of Health (DOH) is actively preparing for possible cases and working with state, county, and federal partners including the medical community in Hawaii. (03/06/2020)

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2019

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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2018

"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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