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Puerto Rico bound: Vet Center mobile health unit will provide mental health services

The Vet Center Mobile Health Clinic is headed to Puerto Rico. The mobile clinic staff will provide services to rural Veterans all over the island.

By |December 3rd, 2021|Health|Comments Off on Puerto Rico bound: Vet Center mobile health unit will provide mental health services

Veterans in Puerto Rico, surrounding islands receive updates on benefits and service improvements

Veterans living in Puerto Rico or surrounding islands have can gain employment opportunities and learn more about their benefits during a virtual Economic Development Initiative (EDI) event on Dec. 10 and 11.

By |December 1st, 2021|Benefits|1 Comment

VA’s Office of Transition and Economic Development engages Puerto Rico’s Veteran community

VA recently hosted and participated in a series of partnership events in Puerto Rico to advance the economic success of service members, Veterans and families living on the island.

By |November 26th, 2018|News Releases|Comments Off on VA’s Office of Transition and Economic Development engages Puerto Rico’s Veteran community

Veterans Legacy Program: Sfc. Gil Ramos-Rivera, from Puerto Rico to Korea to Vietnam

Sfc. Gil Ramos-Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico and served in both the Korean War and Vietnam War.  He is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have served in the military as U.S. citizens in every conflict since World War I. After Puerto Rico became a U.S. territory in 1898, the Army created the 65th Infantry Regiment, a segregated unit composed almost [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Memorial Affairs, Veterans Legacy Program|2 Comments

Physicians: Help meet the needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico

Eight months have passed since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico—despite challenging conditions, VA continues to persistently deliver critical health care to more than 75,000 Veterans living on the island. We’ve made great progress, but there’s still plenty of work to be done. And at VA, we’re more motivated than ever to meet the needs of Veterans and their families affected by the hurricane [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|VA Careers|Comments Off on Physicians: Help meet the needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico

Influence: Two nurses tell their stories of their deployment to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Every day in VA hospitals nationwide, nurses dedicate themselves to help patients reclaim their lives. What they do is more than a career, it’s a calling to restore hope and bring healing to Veterans and their families. Nurses’ strength, skill and compassion lie at the core of VA’s high-quality standard of care. This Nurses Week, we are sharing VA nursing stories that embody inspiration, innovation [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|VA Careers|Comments Off on Influence: Two nurses tell their stories of their deployment to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

The power of a phone call: VA telehealth emergency response team reaches out to Puerto Rico’s Veterans

For weeks after hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico, Dr. Sarai Ambert-Pompey struggled to reach two of her family members — an uncle who is a Veteran and an aunt who had been sick.

By |April 5th, 2018|Health|2 Comments

Hurricane Maria: VA’s ongoing support for Veterans in Puerto Rico

A month and a half after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the team at VA Caribbean is working even harder to deliver care to those Veterans in need. Every day, outreach teams visit patients unable to travel for treatment, offering transport and delivering supplies and critical medications, such as temperature-sensitive insulin. Meanwhile, remaining VA team members keep the island’s clinics and temporary facilities up and [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|VA Careers|2 Comments

Atlanta VA doctor assists patients in native Puerto Rico

Dr. Norberto Fas knew he needed to help his fellow Puerto Ricans following the destruction left by Hurricane Maria when it made landfall Sept. 20. The storm’s powerful 140-mph winds and destructive surge left much of the Caribbean island without potable water, electricity, or adequate health care. 

By |December 11th, 2017|Health|3 Comments

Puerto Rico National Cemetery continues to honor Veterans while recovering from Hurricane Maria

“Everyone was ready to get back to work. Everyone wanted to continue our mission as quickly as possible.”

By |November 2nd, 2017|Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|Comments Off on Puerto Rico National Cemetery continues to honor Veterans while recovering from Hurricane Maria

VA now hiring Medical Director in Puerto Rico

At VA, we strive to do all we can to support our Veterans impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We’re working tirelessly to restore our Caribbean VA Healthcare System, which is currently partially operational. Though much of the island remains without power, water and communications, infrastructure repair efforts are steadily returning our medical center and clinic to full operational status. VA is now hiring a [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|VA Careers|Comments Off on VA now hiring Medical Director in Puerto Rico

Mobile medical unit brings much needed care to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

The Arecibo Community Based Outpatient Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for prescription refills and renewals, and other minor problems, like colds and small infections. Counseling is also available.

By |October 19th, 2017|Health, Top Stories|1 Comment
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