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Lee Creel, Norman Hale and Norman Duke await the COVID-19 vaccine.Former POWs receive COVID-19 vaccination at BVAHCS
The only living POWs in the Birmingham area, Lee Creel, Newton Duke and Norman Hale were first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the Birmingham VA Health Care System.
Dustin Fast, artificial intelligence software engineer and former Army National Guard soldier works on ways to improve the eye recognition during his nights and weekends. He is scheduled to enter the neuroengineering graduate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in January 2021. (CourtVeteran enhances eye recognition technology
For Army National Guard Veteran Dustin Fast, developing an advanced eye recognition software, obtaining an award for his contributions and pursuing a doctorate degree are becoming a reality.
Birmingham VABVAHCS selected for COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
The Birmingham VA Health Care System has started clinical trials for the single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
BVAHCS staffBVAHCS Virtual Care Serve Veterans During Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Veterans in northern and central Alabama are using virtual care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to connect with their providers and safely attend visits from home.
Mrs. Geneva RobinsonBVAHCS Employee Nationally Recognized for 50 Years
The Department of Veterans Affairs recognized Geneva Robinson of the Birmingham VA Health Care System with a lifetime achievement award for her 50 years of service to Veterans.
Mr. CauseyVeteran regains speech with help from the BVAHCS
Purple Heart recipient has a lot to say as of recent. Causey is BVAHCS first recipient of an “artificial larynx” device that substitutes sound/vibration source in the absence of a voice box.
McSherdon brothers Carson, Tommy, Joe and Robert.Family shares thanks even in loss of brother
Carson McSherdon recently preached his brother's funeral. “There were four brothers and all served in the military except me...”. He added "The Birmingham VA was especially good to him.”
Aliceson O'Hara RN, Infusion Nurse; Dr. Devika Das, Staff Physician, Medical Oncologist; and Dr. Barbara Gleaton, Oncology Pharmacist in Birmingham VA Oncology ClinicBirmingham VA reducing wait times for chemotherapy
Nurses, pharmacists, physicians, supportive and quality improvement staff at the Birmingham VA Health Care System has implemented a process to reduce wait times for chemotherapy patients waiting for laboratory results.
Bill Nichols State Veterans HomeBVAHCS Nurses Go Above During Nurses Week
BVAHCS nurses assist Veterans at the Bill Nichols State Veterans Home. Group includes husband and wife, both nurses who worked side by side, departing on their 27th wedding anniversary
BVAMCBirmingham VA garners national recognition
The Birmingham VA Health Care System announced it is part of a movement to improve health care for older adults, contributing to a goal of 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems becoming age-friendly by 2020.

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