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Erie VA Medical Center

 

EVAMC Press Releases


2018

Erie VAMC to Offer Veteran Job Club in Meadville - Job searching can be a daunting task but you don’t have to go through the job searching process alone. Erie VA Medical Center provides a FREE job club open to all Veterans interested in obtaining employment. We’re excited to announce that starting June 29, Erie VAMC will be expanding the Job Club to the Meadville community. (06/07/2018)

2018 Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Event - Veterans – looking for some family fun this summer? Get your tickets for the annual Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Event at the Erie Zoo coming Friday, July 13 from 6pm-9pm. This event is a one-stop-shop to connect with a number of VA programs and Veteran-related community resources right on-site while providing family fun entertainment. Tickets become available Monday, June 11. Tickets are free but limited so act fast. (06/07/2018)

The 2018 VA2K Walk & Roll Event - Erie VAMC proudly invites all Veterans, their families, VA employees, and community members are invited to join us in the 8th annual VA2K Walk & Roll on Wednesday, May 16. This FREE event aims to build awareness about homeless Veterans while promoting health & wellness. (03/23/2018)

Erie VA Medical Center to Host Veteran Town Hall - Erie VAMC invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Veteran Town Hall meeting on Monday, April 9 from 2pm-3pm to meet with Erie VAMC leadership and learn about VA programs and services. A TRICARE representative will also be onsite to provide updates on TRICARE specific programs and services. (03/16/2018)

16th Annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament - Bowlers of all ages are welcome to participate in the 16th annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament on Sunday, February 25th hosted by the UE 506 Sport Committee to raise funds for Erie VAMC patient needs. (02/12/2018)

Veteran COAT Team to Host Public Forum for Veterans, Service Members & Their Families - The Veteran COAT Team, a MyVA community engagement board, will host a Public Forum on Thursday, March 1st designed to connect Veterans, Service Members, and their families to a wealth of Veteran-related resources. (02/09/2018)

Veteran Benefits Claims Clinic - The Veterans Benefits Administration VBA will host a Veteran Benefits Claims Clinic on March 2 at the Erie VAMC to help Veterans file claims, check the status of claims, and answer questions regarding VBA benefits. (02/09/2018)

Erie VAMC to host annual Veterans Health Fair - Erie VA Medical Center invites all Veterans and their families to attend the annual Veterans Health Fair on Tuesday, February 27th from 10am-2pm to learn all about Erie VAMC programs and services! (01/05/2018)

Erie VA to Host Veteran Resource Fair with Waterford American Legion - Veterans and their families are invited to attend a FREE one-stop shop to learn about VA services and community resources available during the VA Resource Fair on Saturday, January 20 from 1pm-4pm at the Waterford American Legion Post #285. Veterans who have never enrolled in VA health care are encouraged to bring their DD-214 to speak with an eligibility representative on-site to determine eligibility for VA services. (01/05/2018)

Erie VAMC to host National Salute to Veterans Week - Erie VAMC invites the community to get involved in the annual National Salute to Veterans Week coming up February 12-16. (01/05/2018)

Erie VAMC offers Salute Your Health Cooking Demonstration - Veterans and their families are invited to a FREE Salute Your Health Cooking Demonstration focusing on healthy eating coming up Tuesday, January 30! (01/05/2018)

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2017

Erie VA Medical Center to Host Veteran Town Hall Meeting - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Monday, December 11 from 2pm-3pm at the Erie VAMC. (11/17/2017)

2017 Dementia Education Fair - Erie VA Medical Center is pleased to invite Veterans, their families, and community members to attend the Dementia Education Fair on Thursday, November 9th from 10am-12pm in the Erie VAMC 2nd Floor Conference Rooms. (10/24/2017)

2017 Drive-Thru Flu Clinic for Veterans - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is hosting a free drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-Noon for Veterans eligible for VA health care. Veterans can simply drive thru the ground level of the parking garage, present their VA ID Card or DD-214 if eligible, and get their flu shot from the comfort of their own car. Spread the word, not the flu! (10/18/2017)

Additional Veteran Saturday Flu Shot Clinics - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) will be hosting additional Veteran Saturday Flu Shot Clinics, for eligible Veterans. (10/13/2017)

2017 Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony - You're invited to our annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony coming up Saturday, November 11th. The Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. beginning at Veterans Stadium (corner of State & 26th Streets) and will march south on State St. ending at the Erie VA Medical Center. Bring your family, friends and neighborhood out to show your support and celebrate local Veterans! (09/27/2017)

2017 Veteran Flu Shot Clinics - Erie VA Medical Center is one again hosting free Saturday flu clinics for Veterans eligible for VA health care. Flu Clinics are taking place at the main site in Erie and at the five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). (08/28/2017)

2017 POW MIA Remembrance Ceremony - Erie VA Medical Center is hosting the annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony to pay tribute to those who served under the worst of conditions so we may never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. All Veterans, their families, and community members are invited to attend! (08/28/2017)

2017 Suicide Prevention Walk - Erie VA Medical Center will host the annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk to remember those who were taken by suicide and to further build awareness of suicide prevention programs available to Veterans. This year’s theme is Be There – a simple conversation, a simple question, a simple gesture of support can make a huge different to help Veterans know they are not alone. (08/28/2017)

Erie VA to host annual Welcome Home Event for Returning Veterans - Erie VA is pleased to announce the 2017 Welcome Home Appreciation Event coming up at the Erie Zoo on Friday, August 18. Tickets will be available Wednesday, July 12-Monday, August 14. (07/05/2017)

Produce Express partners with Erie VAMC to help Veterans & their families - Second Harvest Food Bank’s Produce Express Military Share program is coming to the Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) on Wednesday, August 9 at 5 p.m. to help military service members, Veterans, and their families in need. (07/05/2017)

Million Veteran Program Pittsburgh Research Team Returns to Erie VAMC - Over the past five years, nearly 10,000 Western Pennsylvania Veterans have signed on to be a part of the Million Veteran Program (MVP). Once again, Erie Veterans will have the opportunity to learn about and volunteer to join the program. Researchers will be at the Erie VAMC in the Mobile Vet Center located outside the 2nd floor entrance on Friday, August 25 from 11am-2pm. (07/05/2017)

Explore New Telehealth Technology aboard the Telehealth Education Delivered (TED) Vehicle - Veterans, their families, and VA staff are invited to tour the Telehealth Education Delivered (TED) vehicle coming to the Erie VAMC on Tuesday, August 1st from 11am – 3pm and will be located outside the 2nd floor entrance. (07/05/2017)

Erie VAMC Awarded Top Honor for Leadership in Environmental Excellence - Erie VAMC was recognized as an a leader in the health care industry for environmental excellence as they received multiple awards (06/23/2017)

Erie VAMC Director Named Rising Star in Healthcare - Erie VAMC Director John Gennaro was named a Rising Star in Healthcare as Becker's Hospital Review release the 2017 edition of its list of top healthcare leaders under the age of 40. (06/23/2017)

VA & VFW Post 2006 to Host Resource Fair For Veterans & Families - Veterans and their families are invited to attend a FREE one-stop shop to learn about VA services and community resources available during the VA & Veteran Resource Fair coming up Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the VFW Post 2006 located at 1045 S Morgan Street in Meadville. (05/31/2017)

Erie VAMC Employees Recognized for Excellence - More than 40 Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) employees were recently recognized at the prestigious 2017 Excellence in Government Awards Program hosted by the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board (FEB). (05/31/2017)

Million Veteran Program - Coming to Erie VAMC! - The Million Veteran Program research team is stopping by the Erie VAMC Wednesday, May 17 from 9am-2pm. All Veterans are invited to stop by to participate in this program! MVP is a national, voluntary research program that collects DNA and health information to help lead to new ways of preventing and treating illness among Veterans. (05/10/2017)

Erie VAMC to Host Women Veteran Town Hall - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is pleased to invite all women who have served in the military, along with their families, to a special Town Hall dedicated to Women Veterans coming up Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30pm-7pm at the Erie VAMC. (04/25/2017)

2017 Produce Express Partners with Erie VAMC to Help Veterans and their families - Second Harvest Food Bank’s Produce Express Military Share program is coming to the Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) on Monday, May 1 at 5 p.m. to help military service members, Veterans, and their families in need! Advanced registration is required so call today! (03/29/2017)

2017 Public Forum - Your Veteran Community Outreach & Action Team - All are welcome to attend Your Veteran Community Outreach & Action Team’s first Public Forum coming Thursday, April 20 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Blasco Library. This public forum is dedicated to connecting Veterans, service members, and their families to local resources. During the forum, local experts will provide a brief overview of issues affecting Veterans followed by a networking and resource fair. This event is sponsored by Your Veteran COAT – a newly established MyVA Community Engagement Board serving Northwestern PA. (03/27/2017)

2017 VA Veteran Resource Fair - Veterans and their families are invited to attend a FREE one-stop shop to learn about VA services and community resources available during the VA Resource Fair. Veterans who have never enrolled in VA health care are encouraged to bring their DD-214 to speak with an eligibility representative on-site to determine eligibility for VA services. (03/27/2017)

Erie VAMC to Host VA2K Walk & Roll Event to Benefit Homeless Veterans - Join in our 7th Annual VA2K Walk & Roll event coming Wednesday, May 17 from 11:20pm-1:30pm at the Erie VAMC 2nd Floor Picnic Pavilion. This event promotes health and wellness while benefiting homeless Veterans. Donations to the Homeless Veterans Program will be accepted on-site! Join in - Get Fit - Help Vets! (03/27/2017)

MyVA Access: Same-Day Services - MyVA Access is focused on providing Veterans with timely access to care, especially Veterans with needs for care right away. Known as Same-Day Services, it means that a Veteran with a need for care right away will have their care addressed the same day or schedule appropriate follow up care, depending on the urgency. (02/22/2017)

Veterans, Need Assistance Managing Your Healthcare Needs While On the Go? - If you are a Veteran currently receiving VA care at the Erie VAMC, VAR can help you stay on top of your medical appointments while on the go. You will have the option of accessing VAR from any device with an Internet connection, including smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices. (01/24/2017)

Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament - Local bowling enthusiasts are teaming up to raise funds for the Erie VA Medical Center’s (VAMC) Veterans Justice Program during the annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament. (01/24/2017)

Second Harvest Food Bank Produce Express teams up with Erie VAMC to help Veterans and their families - Second Harvest Food Bank’s Produce Express Military Share program is coming to the Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) on Wednesday, February 8 at 5 p.m. to help military servicemembers, Veterans, and their families in need. (01/03/2017)

Erie VAMC offers Salute Your Health Cooking Demonstration & Lecture - To start the New Year’s off right, Veterans and their families are invited to a FREE Salute Your Health Cooking Demonstration and Lecture focusing on healthy diet choices that can help reduce inflammation coming up Tuesday, January 24. (01/03/2017)

Erie VAMC to host annual Veterans Health Fair - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is pleased to once again invite Veterans and their families to the annual Veterans Health Fair – a one-stop shop to learn about all the programs and services available at Erie VAMC. (01/03/2017)

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2016

Veteran Resource Fair & Town Hall - Veterans and their families are invited to attend a FREE on-stop shop to learn about VA services and community resources available during the Veteran Resource Fair & Town Hall coming up Wednesday, January 18th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Mount Jewett VFW & American Legion. (12/30/2016)

Erie VAMC Breaks Ground on New Community Living Center - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is pleased to break ground on the new stand-alone Community Living Center (CLC) on Thursday, December 1 at 10:00am. All are welcome to attend the groundbreaking ceremony which will be held outside the Erie VAMC Main Entrance facing the parking garage. (11/22/2016)

Erie VAMC Launches Audiology & Optometry Direct Scheduling Initiative - Scheduling routine ear and eye appointments just got a whole lot easier with Erie VAMC's new Audiology & Optometry Direct Scheduling initiative. No more referrals for routine appointments - just easy access to the care you need! (10/21/2016)

Erie VAMC Fitness Classes - Looking to invest in your health? Veterans can now attend Erie VAMC's fitness classes offered four nights a week free of charge! (09/29/2016)

Women Veteran Town Hall - Erie VA Medical Center invites all women who have served in the military to attend a Women Veteran Town Hall that will be specifically focused on VA healthcare for Women Veterans. (09/27/2016)

2016 Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony - Come show your support for local Veterans at the annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony coming up Saturday, November 5. (09/27/2016)

Venango Veteran Resource Fair - Venango County Veterans - don't miss the Venango Veteran Resource Fair coming up on Tuesday, October 11th from 10am-2pm. Find out about a wealth of VA and community resources available to you! (09/27/2016)

2016 Flu Shot Clinic Schedule - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) and its five Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) is once again hosting free Saturday flu clinics to Veterans eligible for VA health care. (09/07/2016)

Erie VA Medical Center to host POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony - Erie VA Medical Center is hosting the annual Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POWs/MIA) Remembrance Ceremony to honor our Nation's most revered heroes, those who served under the worst of conditions, sacrificing their freedom so that our country may know true liberty. (08/31/2016)

Erie VA to host Suicide Prevention Walk - Erie VA Medical Center will host the annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk to remember those who were taken by suicide and to further build awareness of suicide prevention programs available to Veterans. (08/30/2016)

Parking Garage Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Erie VA Medical Center is pleased to announce that the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new parking garage will be held on Wednesday, August 24th at 10am. All Veterans, their families, and community members are invited to attend. (08/18/2016)

Veteran Town Hall in Ashtabula - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 16 at the Ashtabula American Legion. (07/19/2016)

Meet & Greet with the New Director - Newly appointed VA Medical Center Director John A. Gennaro invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to join him for a meet and greet-style Veteran Town Hall during his first week. (06/03/2016)

2016 Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Event - Veterans and their families are invited to attend the 2016 Welcome Home Event at the Erie Zoo coming up Friday, July 8th from 6pm-9pm. Tickets are FREE but limited so act fast! (05/31/2016)

New Patient Orientation Open House - New to the VA or thinking of joining the VA? Join us for a New Patient Orientation Open House on Wednesday, April 27 from 9am - 11:30am. Connect with program representatives on-site and learn about the wide-variety of programs offered at the Erie VAMC and join us for a tour of the facility. (04/06/2016)

Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony - All Veterans and their families are invited to attend a Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony on Tuesday, March 29th at 10am at the Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (03/01/2016)

Crawford County Veteran Town Hall - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting in Meadville, PA on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30pm-7pm at the Jack Greer Memorial Post 52 (Meadville). (02/29/2016)

Warren County - Veteran Town Hall - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Voice of the Veteran Town Hall meeting in Warren, PA on Tuesday, March 29th from 5:00pm-7:30pm. (02/29/2016)

Venango County Veteran Town Hall - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting in Venango, PA on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30pm-7pm at the Franklin VFW Post #1835. (02/29/2016)

2016 Veteran Health Fair - Erie VA Medical Center is pleased to once again invite Veterans and their families to the annual Veterans Health Fair -- a one-stop shop to learn about all the programs and services available at the Erie VAMC. Attendees can also meet with VA health experts on-site. (01/08/2016)

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2015

Erie VAMC to Host a FREE Healthy Cooking Demonstration - Erie VAMC will host a FREE Healthy Cooking Demonstration to help Veterans and their families learn how to cook and eat healthier this new year! Best yet -- attendees can taste test the delicious and nutritious recipe! (12/29/2015)

Erie VAMC Offers Blood Sugar Management Series - Looking to manage and control your blood sugar? Whether you are new to diabetes, have pre-diabetes, or have an elevated blood sugar, the Blood Sugar Management Series is for you. You'll learn how to make better, healthier choices that will help control your blood sugar. (12/29/2015)

New Ambulatory Surgery Center Ribbon Cutting & Open House - Erie VAMC invites you to join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House as we usher in our new Ambulatory Surgery Center. (10/01/2015)

Erie VA to Offer FREE Flu Shots for Eligible Veterans - It's that time of year again -- flu season! To keep our patients and their families healthy, Erie VAMC offers FREE flu shots to Veterans eligible for VA health care. View the news release for a full schedule of flu clinics. (09/23/2015)

Erie VAMC to host annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony - Erie VA Medical Center is hosting the annual Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Remembrance Ceremony to honor our Nation's most revered heroes, those who served under the worst of conditions, sacrificing their freedom so that our country may know true liberty. (08/18/2015)

Erie VAMC to host two free Dementia Awareness Ask the Expert Sessions - Dementia doesn't just affect one person, it affects the whole family. That's why Erie VAMC is hosting two free Dementia Awareness Ask the Expert Sessions for Veterans, their caregivers, and family members. (08/18/2015)

Erie VA to host annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk - Erie VA Medical Center will host the annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk on Friday, September 11 to remember those who were taken by suicide and to further build awareness of suicide prevention programs available to Veterans. (08/13/2015)

News Release: Diabetes Cooking Classes - The Healthy Teaching Kitchen proudly presents a four week diabetes cooking class that will provide attendees with live cooking demonstrations along with tasty recipes designed to help Veterans take control of diabetes. (08/04/2015)

Erie VA to host annual Welcome Home Event for Returning Veterans - Erie VA invites returning Veterans and their families to attend the annual Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Event in honor of their service. This year’s event will take place at the Erie Zoo providing fun for the whole family. VA representatives and other Veteran-related service organizations will be on-site throughout the evening to provide information to Veterans and their families about VA services and other Veteran-related community resources. It’s a one-stop shop to connect with a number of VA and community services. (06/10/2015)

Veteran Claims Clinic coming to Erie VAMC - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC), in partnership with the Pittsburgh Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Office, will host a Veteran Claims Clinic for local Veterans and Veteran Service Officers on Saturday, July 11 from 10am-2pm. (06/04/2015)

Erie VAMC to host Open House - As part of VA’s Summer of Service initiative, Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is pleased to host an Open House on Monday, June 29 from 3pm-7pm for all Veterans, their families, and community members. (06/03/2015)

Erie VAMC to host Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting in Venango County - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd from 5:30pm-7pm at the Franklin VFW Post #1835. (05/04/2015)

Erie VA Medical Center Announces New Chief of Staff - Erie VA Medical Center is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. David Lavin as the new Chief of Staff effective immediately. Dr. Lavin will oversee management efforts for medical decisions made throughout the medical center and the five community based outpatient clinics. (04/07/2015)

Erie VAMC to Host VA2K Walk & Roll Event to Benefit Homeless Veterans - The Erie VA Medical Center is hosting the 5th annual Walk & Roll Event to support homeless Veterans and to promote physical activity open to all community members. (03/27/2015)

Erie VAMC to host Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting in McKean County - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites Veterans, their families, and community stakeholders to attend a Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30pm-7pm at the Bradford Legion. (03/27/2015)

Ashtabula VA Clinic to Host Open House - Erie VA Medical Center is pleased to invite Ashtabula-area Veterans and their families to attend an Open House at the new Ashtabula VA Clinic. (03/09/2015)

Ashtabula VA Clinic to Host Open House - Veterans and their families are invited to the new Ashtabula VA Clinic an Open House to meet the staff and take a tour of the new clinic. (03/03/2015)

Erie VA to Host National Salute to Veterans Week - Erie VA Medical Center invites the community to get involved in the annual National Salute to Veterans Week by scheduling a visit with patients and spreading some Valentine’s Day cheer to local Veterans. (01/13/2015)

Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament - Local bowling enthusiasts are teaming up to support the Erie Vet Center at the 13th Annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament to raise funds for the Erie Vet Center. (01/09/2015)

Erie VA to host Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting - Erie VA to host Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 19th from 5:30pm-7pm. (01/09/2015)

Erie VAMC to host Veterans Health Fair - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) is pleased to once again invite Veterans and their families to the annual Veterans Health Fair – a one-stop shop to learn about all the programs and services available at Erie VAMC. (01/05/2015)

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2014

News Release - It's that time of year again -- flu season. Erie VAMC is once again offering FREE flu shots to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care starting October 6. (09/22/2014)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center invites the community to attend a special Celebrate Recovery Panel Discussion where four local Veterans will share their stories of recovery. (09/18/2014)

News Release - Dementia doesn't just affect one person, it affects the whole family. That's why Erie VAMC is hosting a free, tow-part lecture series to help Veterans, their families, and community members understand dementia -- everything from symptoms to treatments to support available in the community. (09/18/2014)

Erie VA to host Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk - The community is invited to join in on Erie VAMCs annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk to remember those who were taken by suicide and to further build awareness of suicide prevention programs available to Veterans. (08/29/2014)

Erie VA to host annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony - Erie VA Medical Center is hosting the annual Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POWs/MIA) Remembrance Ceremony to honor our Nation's most revered heroes, those who served under the worst of conditions, sacrificing their freedom so that our country may know true liberty. (08/29/2014)

Erie VA to Host Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting - Erie VAMC invites Veterans and their families to attend a Voice of the Veteran Town Hall Meeting to share their positive VA experiences and to suggest improvement opportunities. (08/29/2014)

Erie VA to host Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Event at the Erie Zoo - Tickets for the annual Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Event at the Erie Zoo are now available so hurry in! Get your tickets and join us on Friday, July 25th from 6pm-9pm at the Erie Zoo for fun, food, and Veteran-related information! (07/02/2014)

Media Advisory - Local bowling enthusiasts are teaming up to support local homeless Veterans at the annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament. (01/03/2014)

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2013

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center once again invites the community to get involved in the annual National Salute to Veterans Week coming up February 9-15. Schedule a visit with patients and spread some Valentine's Day cheer to local Veterans. (12/30/2013)

Media Advisory - Erie VA invites Veterans and their families to attend the annual Veterans Health Fair on Wednesday, February 12 from 2pm-5pm. Jump-start the New Year and stop by our Veterans Health fair to talk with health experts. (12/30/2013)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are teaming up to present a special symposium, Celebrating the Year of the Military Woman, that celebrates women who have served in the military and all they have accomplished. (10/22/2013)

News Release - Starting November 1st, 2013 the Erie VA will begin offering free valet parking service to Veterans and visitors at the Erie VA Medical Center. (10/21/2013)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center is once again pleased to invite local Veterans, their families, and community members to the annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony. (10/03/2013)

News Release - To better meet the needs of local Veterans, Erie VA constructed a project to bring all behavioral health services under one roof for easy access to care while allowing for growth. (09/24/2013)

News Release - Erie VA is now offering free flu shots to all Veterans eligible for VA health care. Walk-ins are welcome. Veterans can stop in to the Erie VA Medical Center or the closest VA community clinic (clinics located in Ashtabula, Crawford, McKean, Venango, and Warren) Monday-Friday between 1-3pm for a free flu shot. (09/03/2013)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center is hosting the annual Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POWs/MIA) Remembrance Ceremony to honor our Nation’s most revered heroes, those who served under the worst of conditions, sacrificing their freedom so that our country may know true liberty. (08/26/2013)

News Release - Erie VA is pleased to announce the 2013 Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Day at the Erie Zoo coming up Friday, July 26th. Tickets are available starting Monday, June 17th. (06/17/2013)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center invites the community to attend the annual VA2K Walk & Roll event held to benefit Homeless Veterans and to promote community health and wellness on Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30am - 1pm. (04/02/2013)

Achieving Patient Health Care Goals - Sometimes, you just need a little help and direction. At the Erie VAMC, we believe in going that extra step to make sure the Veterans' needs – from addressing financial concerns, to developing a plan to build employment or social skills, to arranging for in-home skilled services to help Veterans remain in their home as long and as safely as possible. Erie VA's social workers are there to do just that. (04/02/2013)

Media Advisory - Erie VA invites the community to get involved in the National Salute to Veterans Week and schedule a visit with patients to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer between February 10-February 16. (01/24/2013)

News Release - The 11th Annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament will raise funds for the Erie VA Women Veterans Program. The Women Veterans Program provides health care and support services to more than 1,200 women Veterans. (01/18/2013)

Media Advisory - Erie VA invites Veterans and their family members to attend the annual Veterans Health Fair on Tuesday, February 26 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (01/03/2013)

Media Advisory - Erie VA invites Veterans and their families to attend the next Salute Your Health Lecture Series, Strive for a Healthy Weight, featuring the local celebrity dietitian Sandra Luthringer, host of the weekly healthy cooking feature on WJET TV. (01/02/2013)

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2012

Veterans Day 2012 - Don't miss this year's Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony. Erie VA Medical Center invites local Veterans, organizations, and community members to the annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony! Show your support for local Veterans! (10/01/2012)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for pneumonia and surgical care. (09/24/2012)

News Release - The Erie VA Medical Center is pleased to invite area Veterans, their families, and community members to the new Crawford VA Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Open House. (09/19/2012)

News Release - Flu shots are now available for all eligible Veterans at the Erie VA Medical Center and VA community clinics. Erie VA Medical Center is hosting flu shot clinics at its community clinics. (09/05/2012)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center is hosting the annual Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Remembrance Ceremony to honor our Nation’s most revered heroes, those who served under the worst of conditions, sacrificing their freedom so that our country may know true liberty. (09/05/2012)

News Release - The Erie VA Medical Center invites local Veterans and their families to the Ashtabula VA Clinic Meet & Greet Open House to meet Dr. Garrett Clark, the new physician at the clinic. (08/22/2012)

News Release - Due to the declining census for critical care services, the intensive care unit at the Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) will close on September 17, 2012, as other service offerings continue to grow to better serve our area Veterans. (08/17/2012)

Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center Tailors Plan to Expand Mental Health Staff - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce. VA is pleased to announce that 11clinicians and support personnel will be hired to support mental health operations at the Erie VA Medical Center. (06/12/2012)

News Release - Erie VA is pleased to announce the 2012 Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Day at the Jerry Uht Park is scheduled for Saturday, July 28th. (06/01/2012)

Media Advisory - Erie VA's Homeless Care Team is hosting a housing seminar to educate local landlords on opportunities to support homeless Veterans. (05/17/2012)

Media Advisory - Erie VAMC is helping to build a community of support for local Veterans with its second annual Veterans Justice Outreach Conference to be held at the medical center on May 22, 2012. (04/09/2012)

Media Advisory - UE Local 506 Sports Committee partners with the Erie VA and the Erie Vet Center to Support Veterans for the 10th Annual Hometown Heroes Bowling Tournament. (02/02/2012)

Media Advisory - Erie VA is helping Veterans leap into a healthy new year at the annual Veterans Health Fair coming in February. (01/23/2012)

News Release - Erie VA invites the public to stop in and thank a vet during the National Salute to Veterans week February 12-18th, 2012. (01/18/2012)

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2011

News Release - Extreme couponers are the epitome of the bargain shopper. They don't shop; they strategize. It's a unique skill, a gift, a calling. And for a few local women, it's the key to helping spread some holiday cheer to local homeless Veterans. (12/12/2011)

News Release - Erie VA Medical Center invites the community to join together to support local Veterans at the annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, November 12. (10/03/2011)

News Release - Flu shots are now available for all eligible Veterans at the Erie VA Medical Center and VA community clinics. (08/30/2011)

Media Release - Erie VA Medical Center hosts the annual Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who gave up their freedom for their country. (08/16/2011)

Media Release - Tickets are now available for the annual Welcome Home Veterans Appreciation Day at the Jerry Uht Park coming up Saturday, July 23. Erie VA hosts this annual event to thank military service members and Veterans for their service and to connect Veterans with the health care benefits they deserve. (07/23/2011)

Erie VA to Host Veterans Justice Outreach Conference on June 2nd - The Erie VA Medical Center Behavioral Health Clinic is hosting a Veterans Justice Outreach Conference June 2, 2011 to educate criminal justice and mental health professionals on the special issues returning Veterans face. (05/13/2011)

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