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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

 

Local Features

photo of a mug with a yellow note which has "Flu Shot!" written on it attached to the front of it. Produce in background.Flu Season 2017 - 2018
This year's flu vaccine is expected to arrive by the third week of September. The annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against the flu virus and reduce the risk of spreading it to others.
A group of 7 men and 1 woman stand in front of a large van in a parking lot overlooking a view of the sky, mountain, and various buildings in the background behind the van.Volunteer Transportation Network
The Volunteer Transportation Network program, staffed by dedicated volunteers and subsidized by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), provides Veterans with a reliable way to get to their Medical Center appointments.
A photo of a woman and a man in a wheelchair in an outdoor settingWilkes-Barre VA Volunteers
Volunteers are an integral part of the day-to-day operations at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Their service to America's heroes is both highly important and deeply appreciated.
Photo of two women examining a schedule togetherConsistent Staffing Comes to the CLC
At VA’s Community Living Centers (CLCs), Veterans receive nursing home levels of care. Consistent Staffing assigns the same caregivers to the same shifts and neighborhoods every day, fostering trust-based relationships.
A photo of Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist (front) and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. (back), in the cardiac catheterization suite at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts
At Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, cardiac catheterizations are performed in a state-of-the-art suite. Wilkes-Barre’s team of cardiologists, nurses, and technologists is skilled in all aspects of catheterization care.
Photo of a woman handing a man a brochureTraveling Veteran Program
These days, Americans frequently travel for extended periods of time for any number of reasons. VA’s Traveling Veteran Program makes it easy for Veterans to get world-class care, even far from home.
Photo of a man in a room containing medical and assistive equipment, facing out the door and saluting.Honors Escort Program
Honors Escort Program is a solemn procession, signifying the passing of a Veteran. Veterans, staff and visitors take a moment to recognize the loss and honor the Veteran and family members as the procession passes.
Photo of two women cutting an inaugural ribbon in front of an inside door.Wilkes-Barre's Women Veterans Clinic
A new Women Veterans Clinic opened up at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center on October 31, 2016. The new clinic space was designed to provide Women Veterans with enhanced privacy and comfort.
Front Entrance Construction, Traffic Pattern and Parking ChangesVAMC Wilkes-Barre Front Entrance Construction
The Wilkes-Barre VAMC Construction Project is expected to continue through Spring 2015. Our efforts are to ensure that this project has minimal impact on accessing the Medical Center.
Veteran Enjoying his Exercise RoutineWilkes-Barre Horizons News Magazine 4th Edition
In the Spring Issue of Horizons, read about the MOVE! Program and Wellness Clinic volunteers; treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; our New Leaders; construction updates; and more...

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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