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Erie VA Medical Center


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Erie VAMC 2017 Annual Report CoverErie VAMC 2017 Annual Report
Erie VA Medical Center proudly presents the 2017 Annual Report to the community - a glimpse of all we've accomplished in 2017. As a top performer, Erie VAMC continues to provide exceptional health care to Veterans.
A preview of the Erie VA Medical Center's 2016 Annual Report to the Community.The 2016 Erie VA Annual Report
With Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA’s) five leading priorities guiding our way, the 2016 Annual Report gives a glimpse into all that the Erie VA Medical Center has accomplished.
Erie County Judge shakes the hand of the first graduate of Veterans CourtFirst Veteran to Graduate from Veterans Court
Erie County celebrates first graduate from the Veterans Treatment Court - a program aimed at connecting Veterans with treatment and mentoring to help them get back on their feet.
Free Flu Shots for Veterans2015 Flu Shot Clinic Schedule
Erie VAMC is hosting FREE Saturday flu shot clinics once again for Veterans eligible for VA health care. During the Saturday flu clinics, car-side services will be available so you can drive thru and get your flu shot.
The New Ashtabula Clinic located at 2044 Lambrose Lane in Ashtabula.Erie VAMC Announces New Ashtabula VA Clinic Opens
The Erie VA Medical Center is pleased to announce that starting Monday, November 3rd, the new Ashtabula VA Clinic will be open for business. The new building is located at 2044 Lambrose Lane.
The Erie VA Hospice Care TeamHospice and Palliative Care
Thinking about serious illness and even death can be difficult. But a bit of planning now will ensure peace of mind for you and your family in the future. That's the focus of Erie VA's Hospice and Palliative Care team.
Valet parking at the main entranceFREE Valet Parking at Erie VA
Erie VA is pleased to offer FREE valet parking to patients, visitors, and volunteers at the main entrance of our medical center available Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm to provide easy, no-hassle parking for patients.
Veteran Ron Vicander showing the contents of a healthy plate.Taking Control of Pre-Diabetes
Ron Vicander knew that diabetes ran in his family, but his glucose readings had been normal for years. There was no urgency to change his eating habits, that is until receiving results showing a high glucose range.
US flag and stethescopeVeterans and the Affordable Care Act
Portions of the Affordable Care Act take effect next year. Veterans receiving VA health care will not see any change in benefits or costs. However, many Veterans without health insurance are eligible for VA health care.
Bonnie Lee Mikula, My HealtheVet CoordinatorMy HealtheVet
Manage Your Health Care Online: One out of three Veterans at Erie VA has an upgraded My HealtheVet (MHV) account. Are you one of them? Don’t miss out on being able to manage your health care online, 24/7.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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