Dr. Steven L. Lieberman is Head of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the country’s largest integrative medicine system, manages a budget of over $ 87 billion, and oversees the care of 9 million veterans. I am. He is a board-certified lung and intensive care unit and has over 25 years of experience in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veteran Health on Veterans Day 2021
Every year, the Veterans Affairs Department proudly joins our country to honor the courage and sacrifice of American Veterans on Veterans Day. At the heart of our mission is to improve the health and well-being of veterans. This year, the Veterans Health Administration celebrates 75 years of providing world-class medical and veterans-centric innovation. VHA is the country’s largest integrative medicine system with 6.2 million active users. We leverage a network of doctors, researchers and other staff to accelerate the pace of biomedical progress. These innovations promise to change the daily lives of veterans and meet their challenges. On Veterans Day, we are especially proud to be able to provide these life-enhancing services. Divisional progress in prosthetic development has been highlighted in the history of AV. Since our early days, VA has been working to improve biotechnology for veterans with limb problems.
World War II was the first laboratory and testing clinic founded in New York in 1947 and was the beginning of the department’s prosthetic development efforts. Since then, VA researchers at the crossroads of robotics, engineering, and neuroscience have been working tirelessly to meet the needs of veterans. Today, these researchers are pioneers of breakthrough neuroscientific discoveries, which enable advanced prostheses to fully restore sensory function. The veteran has restored tactile and tactile sensations.
There are countless stories of veterans who have improved their lives with the help of veterans. Or, Army veteran Pete, who was able to calm down with the help of the Department of Veterans Affairs and compare the Veterans Affairs community with “feeling like a family.”
Veteran improvements extend beyond clinical services. Army veteran Richard experienced a period of homelessness and unemployment. With the help of the HUD-VASH voucher and the VAs Grant and Per Diem program, she now has a safe home and is thriving. There are VAs where and when veterans need help.
We take pride in prioritizing the hiring of veterans. Veterans are often urged to give back to fellow veterans. Thirty percent of our workforce is veteran. James Joseph, a marine veteran and research assistant and veteran mentor at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Human Engineering, said: As veterans chewed the same soil, walked the same jungle trails, and slept in the heat of the sun on similar winter slopes and deserts around the world, veterans were other veterans using our skills to use our skills to weapon brothers. You can trust that you will continue to improve your quality of life. ”
Most urgently at the moment, VA has devoted our resources and expertise to servicing COVID-19 pandemic veterans. Expanded online access to telecom health and medical records to ensure that no veterans remain without accessible care. We completed more than 70 million bookings in 2020 and saved lives with the vaccine. We have also completed reservations for virtual and personalized medical and mental health for veterans. These successes in VA’s healthcare delivery system have allowed the department to treat more than 315,000 patients with COVID-19.
Today is the day to celebrate veterans-their courage, courage, and heritage. VA is proud to support veterans today and promise a better future, supported by VA-led innovation and health care advances. Looking back on VHA’s success over the last 75 years, we are determined to continue improving the lives of veterans over the next few years.