VA Providence Welcomes New Women Veterans Program Manager

Providence, RI- The VA Providence Healthcare System announced today that Joanne Barrett, RN, BSN, has been named the Women Veterans Program Manager. Barrett is a Veteran with 24-years of service in the Rhode Island Air National Guard as a combat medic and a nurse. She has also been working at VA Providence since 2009, in various roles such as medical technician, Intensive Care Unit nurse, and Operating Room / Patient Acute Care Unit nurse. 

“Joanne Barrett brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to her new position,” said Lawrence Connell, VA Providence Healthcare System Director, “we’re extremely pleased she is in this role.”

Barrett aims to inform women Veterans about the many programs and benefits that VA Providence offers, such as:

- Women's primary care in Providence, Middletown, New Bedford, and Hyannis, with designated women providers who offer comprehensive and gender-specific care
- Family planning and preconception counseling, menopause care, mental health treatment, osteoporosis screening and management, and more
- Preventive care including cancer screenings and immunizations
- Telehealth, gender affirming care, weight management, nutrition, and wellness programs

Barrett says she is eager to hear from and help women Veterans with any questions, concerns, or feedback they may have. Her contact information is:

Joanne Barrett, RN, BSN
Women Veterans Program Manager
VA Providence
830 Chalkstone Ave
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-273-7100 ext. 16191
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