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VA initiatives grab recognition for leadership, management and contribution to science

May 11, 2020

WASHINGTON – Two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) initiatives were recently named finalists of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) for VA’s Connected Care program and 3D printing initiatives.

Leadership and management of VA’s Connected Care’s efforts on telehealth, mobile apps and other digital health solutions has made headway in removing barriers to care for thousands of Veterans, while the department’s contribution to science through the 3D Printing Network has assisted health care providers with medical procedures and reduction of unnecessary surgeries.