For 75 years, the Veterans Health Administration has honored America’s Veterans by providing exceptional care to improve their health and well-being. This new video reviews VA’s legacy of caring for those who served, and highlights advances that continue to propel VA health care to the forefront of medicine.
In the video above, VHA Chief of Staff Jon Jensen welcomes viewers and introduces the VHA story.
“Over the course of the program, we’ll go on a journey where you’ll learn about our chaptered history of service milestones, and how today’s best practices have been instrumental in our response to unforeseen challenges, like COVID-19.”
History buffs will enjoy VHA Historian Katie Delacenserie’s detailed tour of VHA’s origins.
“The story of the creation of the Department of Medicine and Surgery, which would eventually become the Veterans Health Administration, started on Aug. 15, 1945, when General Omar Bradley became Administrator of the VA.”
VHA Office of Academic Affiliations’ Dr. Karen Sanders tells about the important relationship between VA and America’s academic institutions:
“Over the years, VA’s academic affiliations have developed into the largest public-private partnership in VA’s history and have become a cornerstone of American healthcare professionals’ education.
“Through its academic affiliation programs, VA has trained approximately 125,000 U.S. health professionals annually, in 40 different disciplines.”
More than 60,000 volunteers contribute to our mission of serving Veterans here at VA. VA’s Voluntary Services Director, Dr. Sabrina Clark, takes a look at their unparalleled degree of dedication, commitment and selfless service.
Prince Taylor shares a few of the powerful, emotional stories we have heard at our TEDx events.
For 75 years, the Veterans Canteen Service has proudly performed its mission, offering dining, retail, and other services to our nation’s Veterans, their families and their VA caregivers. Here’s a look inside the history of VCS, where there’s more than what meets the eye – and the plate.
Dr Carolyn Clancy introduces the VA innovation ecosystem. “It’s made up of leaders in science, research, and technology, all dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare operations at all levels and across the globe. We do this by working together towards a common goal to improve the customer experience.”
Thanks to our VHA family
“I hope you share my profound joy in celebration of our 75th anniversary event. I hope that you are left with a better understanding of where we came from, as an organization, and where we are going.
“Thanks to our dedicated VHA family and community support. Remember, our freedoms are not free, but granted to us thanks to the women and men who were, and are, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty. Happy 75th anniversary VHA.”