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Mental Health at VA: Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. At VAcareers, we’ll be raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in the Veteran community with new posts every Tuesday. Do you have a story to share? Let us know in the comments. If … Read More

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VA Leadership and the importance of iCARE

Last week I, along with others, briefed Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, on recruitment marketing for Veterans Health Administration. It was a great opportunity and one I will likely never have again. I have served in my position promoting … Read More

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Recognizing the Risk: Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. At VAcareers, we’ll be raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in the Veteran community with new posts every Tuesday. Do you have a story to share? Let us know in the comments. If … Read More

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VA Nurse Saves a Life, Inspires Us All

This week, a particularly inspiring post caught our attention on Facebook. Kristopher Keukelaar, a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at the Syracuse VA Medical Center, was attending the New York State Fair with his son when he witnessed … Read More

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The Power of 1: Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. At VAcareers, we’ll be raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in the Veteran community with new posts every Tuesday. Do you have a story to share? Let us know in the comments. If … Read More

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One Team, One Dream

Now more than ever, VA is committed to recruiting and hiring health care professionals who are aligned with VA’s institutional values: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. Taken together—I-CARE.  Robert McDonald, the newly confirmed Secretary of Veterans Affairs, recently spoke … Read More

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Customer Outcomes = Veterans’ Outcomes

Earlier this week, we talked about the steps VA is taking to improve access to care for Veterans nationwide. One of the moves involves renewing our commitment to customer service. Last week, VA Secretary Robert McDonald stated that customer outcomes … Read More

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Hospital at Home – An Innovative Health Care Model

In her new role, Dr. Carolyn Clancy has been communicating her experiences and observations as VA’s Interim Under Secretary for Health in weekly internal messages. Her memos underline one of the main goals we have at VA Careers, which is … Read More

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4 Things VA is Doing Right Now to Improve Access to Care

While we pride ourselves on the high quality of care that Veterans receive at VA, we are always striving for ways to improve on a national scale. Read on for the top things VA is doing now to improve access … Read More

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Did you hear who visited the Palo Alto VA yesterday?

On Thursday, August 21, Apple CEO Tim Cook paid a visit to the Palo Alto VA hospital. He came for a check-up—not for himself, but to see first hand the ways in which VA physicians and health care professionals are … Read More

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