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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center

 

Mental Health Summit

September 9, 2013

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center to Host Mental Health Summit 
Event Brings Community Together for Dialogue on Mental Health

 

On September 10, the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center will invite community stakeholders to participate in a Mental Health Summit aimed at improving the mental health of Veterans.

“This is an opportunity for us all to sit at the same table, to listen and learn from each other. We all want the same thing – for our Veterans and their families to be well cared for,” said Dr. Timothy Lomauro, Chief of Psychology and the coordinator of the summit. “And we know that they cannot receive the quality, coordinated services they need if we are not talking to each other regularly and working together.”

VA hopes that the conversation started on September 10, 2013 is just one of many, just the start of a dialogue and numerous collaborations between VA and the many community organizations that help Veterans and their families successfully transition to their civilian roles. 

The Mental Health Summit will include breakout sessions and a networking fair. Media are invited to the Networking Fair from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. where numerous VA representatives will be available for comment. The Summit will conclude from 12:15-12:30 with closing remarks from VA leadership.

The Summit is scheduled for September 10, 2013 at The Woodlands, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

 

For Additional Information contact Gail Ziegler, Public Affairs (570) 821-7237
                gail.ziegler@va.gov, 1111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711

 

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The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center (WBVAMC) is a 173-bed, teaching facility located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  Each year, WBVAMC serves over 40,000 Veterans in approximately 18 counties in Pennsylvania and New York with over 378,000 outpatient visits.  In addition to the main facility, the facility operates five Community Based Outpatient Clinics which are located in Allentown, Williamsport, Sayre, Bangor and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.