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Miami VA expands Women Veterans Clinic

The Miami VA Healthcare System Director Paul Russo and Women Veterans Clinic PACT employees open the new Women Veterans Clinic reception area during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Miami VA Healthcare System Director Paul Russo, fourth from left, the Women Veterans Clinic PACT staff and employees officially opened the Women Veterans Clinic's new reception area during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Miami VA Healthcare System held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 10 to open the new reception area for the Women Veterans Clinic at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.

Miami VA women's clinic reception area
Miami VA women's clinic reception area

The expanded reception area, located in room A149 next to the Women Veterans Clinic, is part of an ongoing effort to address the growing number of South Florida Women Veterans who are eligible for VA health care.

“Over the last two years, the female Veteran population we care for at the Miami VA Healthcare System has increased by more than 19 percent,” said Paul Russo, medical center director. “To meet the growing demand and prepare for future growth, we have been working towards improving not only our facilities, but also enhancing our services and access across our health care system.”

Veteran April Greene, talks with Miami VA Women Veterans Program Manager Michelle Zielenski about military service.

April Greene, Veteran, left, talks with Miami VA Women Veterans Program Manager Michelle Zielenski about military service after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Within the Miami VA Healthcare System, there are 16 Designated Women Health Primary Care Providers that staff specially trained Patient Aligned Care Teams in all Miami VA facilities, including the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami and its seven community clinics located in Key West, Key Largo, Homestead, Sunrise, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Deerfield Beach. Changing stations have been installed in all women’s restrooms, and a lactation room was opened at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in 2015 for Veterans and employees.

The Miami VA is continuing to expand its primary and specialty care services for Women Veterans. To learn more about services available for women Veterans at the Miami VA, visit www.miami.va.gov/services/women.

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