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“Blessing of the Hands” during Nurses Week provides a symbol of renewing the health care professionals’ spirits.
VA supports employees who want to volunteer their time through flexible scheduling, paid time off and a program to help the nation in emergencies.
VA nurse Dorothy Barrow deployed to the Whiteriver Indian Hospital, ready to support the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona during a peak period of COVID-19 cases there in June.
More than thirty nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses reported in August to the Biloxi VA as part of planned response to Veteran need during global health crisis.
Ashley Henson and Shelia McCraney, skilled respiratory therapists with the Kansas City VA medical center, deployed to Chicago to care for COVID positive Veterans. They spent their two weeks on the night shift.
The Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System is VA’s main deployment program for clinical and non-clinical staff to an emergency or disaster.
If you are a Veteran in crisis
or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of
them are Veterans themselves.
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Last updated September 26, 2022
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