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VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)


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Lead Trainer Megan Frank and OakleyPaws for Purple Hearts
Five years ago, Brian Mohlenhoff, a staff psychiatrist with San Francisco VA Health Care System, laid the foundation for an extraordinary complimentary mental health treatment program known as canine-assisted therapy.
Summer 2023 VA-PAVIR internship students Kobe Ly and Xiaorong Guo are gaining valuable experience through lab work.Empowering the next generation through internship
Empowering the next generation through VA Palo Alto’s internship initiative. At VA Palo Alto, 2 internship programs are shaping the future of health care research and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The massive vehicle charging units, weighing a whopping 12,000 lbs. each and standing 21 feet high, are located in the parking lot near Fresno and Harvard Streets.Powering Up for A Greener Future
Three solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations were delivered to the campus on June 28. VACCHCS is also working to implement a composting program by the beginning of 2024 to comply with state regulations.
Dr. Curtis Lowery, associate chief of research and development at VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS), taken as the Doctor was reviewing a fetal ultrasound.Bringing New Technology to the Pacific Islands
Dr. Curtis Lowery, associate chief of staff for the department of research and development won a VA Innovation Grant that will allow him to bring remote ultrasound technology to the Pacific Islands.
Girl Scout Troop 672 began fund-raising and making concrete plans to help after the August 2023 Maui wildfires.Girl Scout Troop Volunteers at Maui VA Clinic
In August of 2023, devastating wildfires swept through Maui and destroyed much of the historic town of Lahaina. Girl Scout Troop 672 didn’t just wish; they began fund-raising and making concrete plans to help.
VA Sierra Pacific Network Director, Ada ClarkVHA Announces New VISN 21 Director
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Ada Clark as the new Director of the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) in Pleasant Hill, California.
The 2023 class of the VISN 21 Leadership Development Institute (LDI) graduated Aug. 11 at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center.VISN 21 Leadership Development Class of 2023
VA Southern Nevada Health Care System (VASNHS) hosted the VISN-21 Leadership Development Institute Class of 2023, which graduated Aug. 11 at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center.
Thérèse Duggan, a retired RN, kept her license active so that she could volunteer in the future.Volunteers in Medicine Return to the Front Line
The Physician Ambassador Program is a national program that streamlines the process for volunteer civilian physicians and clinicians like retired RN, Thérèse Duggan, to give back to Veteran community.
Bulb future technology, innovation backgroundFace of Innovation: Kalyn Essex
Face of Innovation is a regular series from the VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) focusing on VA employees who are working to change and save Veteran lives. This month meet Air Force Veteran Kalyn Essex.
Veterans receive COVID-19 vaccine1,001 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans
VA Northern California Health Care System gave 1,001 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans during Saturday mass vaccination clinics in Sacramento, Chico and Auburn Feb. 20.

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