Press Releases - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
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Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center


Press Releases


Editorial - Veteran Transitions - Mr. Russell E Lloyd, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, encourages Veterans to utilize VA resources for life’s transitions. (04/28/2017)

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Announcing New Medical Center Director at Wilkes-Barre VA - The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Adelman as the new director of the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Adelman will oversee delivery of health care to approximately 40,000 Veterans with an operating budget of more than $240 million. (04/29/2014)

National Volunteer Week April 6-12, 2014 - It's time to recognize and thank today's volunteers for their incredible efforts and inspiring actions. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our volunteer team at the Wilkes-Barre VA, call Voluntary Service at (570) 821-7237. We look forward to meeting you! (04/07/2014)

Primary Care Option Closer to Home - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is pleased to announce the award of a contract for primary care services, which establishes an outreach clinic in a strategically-chosen area to serve Veterans who reside in Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania. (02/06/2014)

Call for Entries: National Veterans Creative Arts Festival - All artistic Veterans receiving care at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center or one of its outpatient clinics are encouraged to participate in the 6th Annual Local Creative Arts Competition. The local competition includes multiple categories in the divisions of art, music, dance, drama and creative writing. (01/02/2014)

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Local Veteran Wins Gold Medal At National Creative Arts Festival - "My Red Toenail polish let me still be a woman while wearing steel-toed combat boots." (12/04/2013)

Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Commemorating Veterans Day 2013 - The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center will be commemorating Veterans Day with multiple events to recognize and celebrate Veterans. (11/04/2013)

Revised Phone Tree - Phone Tree Designed to Improve Service to Veterans. (09/16/2013)

Mental Health Summit - “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.” (09/09/2013)

American Red Cross Donation - American Red Cross volunteers stopped by the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center on Thursday, August 28, 2013 to deliver $4,000 in donations for Veterans. (08/30/2013)

Wilkes-Barre VA Offers Evening and Saturday Appointments - We are pleased to offer extended hours in Primary Care and Mental Health for our Veterans. Please let Veterans know that this is by appointment only. Give us a call to schedule! (1-877-928-2621) (07/31/2013)

Wilkes-Barre VA Announces Associate Director Selection - The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center announced the selection of the Associate Director, Mr. Joseph Sharon effective July 14, 2013. “Mr. Sharon is an excellent addition to our Executive Leadership Team,” said Margaret B. Caplan, Medical Center Director. (07/17/2013)

VA Grants Going to Local Agencies to Help End Veterans Homelessness - National Initiative Targets 120,000 Homeless and At-Risk Vets and Families. (07/12/2013)

DVDs4VETs - DVDs4Vets Supports Local Veterans with Donation Valuled at $2,500.00 (06/19/2013)

VA Hires over 1,600 Mental Health Professionals - Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Hires 31 New Mental Health Professionals (06/10/2013)

Vietnam Veterans Recognize Wilkes-Barre HSC - Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital Service Coordinator, Leonard Croop recognized for his "outstanding and generous support of Veterans. (06/06/2013)

E-Donate - The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Offers E-Donate to Support Local Veterans (05/31/2013)

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