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North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Press Releases


2016

Women Veterans Town Hall Meeting - Attention All Women Veterans! A Town Hall is scheduled just for you! (11/22/2016)

VA to Host Veteran/Stakeholder Town Hall Meeting - Attention all Veterans and Stakeholders! We'd like to hear directly from YOU! Join Us! This meeting is designed to give YOU an opportunity to provide feedback. (11/22/2016)

Seasonal Flu Vaccines Available to Enrolled, Eligible Veterans - We're All in this together...help stop the spread of the Flu! (09/26/2016)

Tallahassee VA Health Care Center to Open October 5 - The New Tallahassee VA Clinic will open doors soon to serve area Veterans (09/08/2016)

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2013

Seasonable Flu Vaccines Available - Many people suffer severe consequences from the flu. It is very important for every veteran to get his or her flu shot. The flu shot is the only measure of protection from the influenza virus. If you have not had your flu shot yet for the year, ensure you receive one as soon as possible. If you received the flu shot outside of the VA or for more information on flu vaccine sites, please call the flu hotline at 1-800-324-8387, ext. 3358.. (10/22/2013)

VA Medical Foster Home Program Seeking Caregivers - The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System has expanded the Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program in order to serve Veterans who are unable to live alone due to health problems. (09/05/2013)

Tri-County Women Veterans Health Fair 2013 - The Ocala VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic will hold its sixth annual Tri-County Women Veterans Health Fair on March 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (03/13/2013)

VA Medical Foster Home Program Seeking Caregivers - The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System has expanded the Medical Foster Home (MFH) Program in order to serve Veterans who are unable to live alone due to health problems. (01/29/2013)

VAMC Offers E-Donate to Support Local Veterans - The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System announced the availability of E-Donate, an online donation option at that will provide community members who wish to give back to Veterans a simple and safe way to pledge their support to the fund of their choice. (01/14/2013)

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2012

New Associate Director Appointed at the Lake City VAMC - The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ms. Maureen Wilkes, as the new Associate Director of the Lake City Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. (11/19/2012)

Marianna VA Seeks Van Driver Volunteers - The Marianna VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic is seeking volunteer drivers to transport patients in a VA van from the Marianna VA CBOC to the Tallahassee VA Outpatient Clinic (OPC). (10/17/2012)

Marianna CBOC Closure - Due to the possible after effects of Tropical Storm Isaac the Marianna Community Based Outpatient Clinic is closed Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (08/27/2012)

Fisher House Coming to VA in Gainesville - Safe, comfortable and affordable housing for families of Veterans being treated at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is moving closer to reality as VA refines its plans for a new Fisher House. (07/24/2012)

VA Announces Grants in Florida to Help End Veterans Homelessness - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of $1 million dollars in homeless prevention grants to the City of Jacksonville, Fl. The grants will serve approximately 430 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. (07/17/2012)

New Director Arrives at VA’s North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System - The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the arrival of Thomas Wisnieski, MPA, FACHE, as the new director of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. (06/20/2012)

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. (06/12/2012)

18th Annual "Catch the Spirit" Memorial Day Ceremony - The Lake City VA Medical Center will host the 18th Annual "Catch the Spirit" Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday, May 25 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn. (05/18/2012)

VA HONOR Center Dedicates Healing Garden - The VA HONOR (providing Hope, Opportunities, Networking, Outreach and Recovery) Center will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the therapeutic HONOR Gardens and the Lee Veteran’s Sanctuary on April 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. (04/18/2012)

VA Nurses Receive Silver Beacon Award for Excellence - The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses awarded the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence. (04/09/2012)

VA Director Retires After Successful 40 Year Career - North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Director Thomas A. Cappello, MPH, FACHE, will retire on April 1 following a successful 40-year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. (03/19/2012)

Social Work Resource Fair at VA - Social Work Resource Fair to be held in the Gainesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center Auditorium on March 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Public is invited. (03/16/2012)

VA Outpatient Clinic Recognized for High Performance - The Palatka Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic’s (CBOC) Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) was recognized as one of the VA’s High Performing PACT Teams. (02/14/2012)

Gainesville VAMC to host Prayer Breakfast - In celebration of African American History month, Gainesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center Chaplain Service will host an Annual Prayer Breakfast on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 a.m. in the Medical Center Auditorium. (01/31/2012)

Lake City VAMC to host Prayer Luncheon - In celebration of African American History month, Lake City VA Medical Center Chaplain Service will host an Annual Prayer Luncheon on Tuesday, February 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the Medical Center Auditorium. (01/31/2012)

Major League Ump Visits Hospitalized Veterans in Lake City - Retired Major League Baseball Umpire Larry Barnett used to get into a lot of arguments to make a living, but disabled veterans at the Lake City VA Medical Center in Lake City, Florida are looking forward to the banter. (01/18/2012)

VA Medical Center Dedicates Dermatology Clinic - The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center will host a ribbon cutting and open house for the new Primary Care Dermatology Clinic. (01/11/2012)

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2011

Malcom Randall and Lake City VAMCs Implementing Mail-Out System for Travel Benefit - Beginning January 1, 2012 the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Malcom Randall and Lake City VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) will implement a mail-out system to process beneficiary travel mileage reimbursement claims. (12/28/2011)

VA, UF College of Medicine Developing New PA Pilot Program - The Department of Veterans Affairs approved a new Physician Assistant Residency Pilot Program in Primary Care at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. It is one of six in the country. (12/19/2011)

VA Medical Center Hosts Native American Festival - Join us for a cultural and educational event that celebrates American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month and honors Veterans. (11/08/2011)

VA to Host Veterans Day Ceremony - Veterans Day began as a celebration of the end of World War I, since then, it has become a time set aside to honor all of America’s Veterans. Join us as we honor our Veterans at various events throughout the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. (11/07/2011)

VA to host Two Vision Awareness Day Open House Events - The North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System will host the 19th Annual Vision Awareness Day Open House at two VA Medical Centers. (10/13/2011)

VA Hosts POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremonies - On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pay tribute to the American men and women who never returned home from combat, to those who faced unthinkable suffering as prisoners of war in distant lands, and to all servicemembers who have defended American lives and liberties with unwavering devotion. (09/13/2011)

VA Secretary Breaks Ground for Jacksonville Replacement Clinic - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, Congresswoman Corrine Brown along with other community leaders broke ground on the replacement Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic. (08/12/2011)

The HONOR Center Hosts Support Group for Depression, Bipolar Disorder - The VA HONOR (Hope, Opportunities, Networking, Outreach and Recovery) Center for Veterans invites people living with depression or bipolar disorder to join the local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). (07/05/2011)

Taylor County VA Outreach Clinic to Close July 19, 2011 - The Taylor County VA Outreach Clinic will be closing on July 19, 2011. (05/25/2011)

VA to Take Applications for New Caregiver Program - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the interim final rule for implementing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. This new rule will provide additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary Family Caregiver. (05/05/2011)

VA Medical Center Installs 320 Slice CT Scanner - The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center recently installed a Toshiba Aquilion ONE dynamic volume CT scanner. (05/02/2011)

Marianna VA Receives Van for Patient Transportation, Seeks Volunteers - The Marianna VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic will soon be receiving a wheelchair-capable van for patient transportation and is looking for volunteer drivers. (03/14/2011)

Local VA Physician Named New Director of Regional Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Paul M. Hoffman, M.D., has been selected to be the Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Eastern Region (VRHRC-ER) based in Gainesville, Florida. The VRHRC-ER includes sites in Gainesville/Lake City, Florida; White River Junction, Vermont; and Togus, Maine. (03/14/2011)

VA to Host Enrollment Open House at Palatka Community Based Outpatient Clinic - The Palatka VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic will host an Enrollment Open House on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All Veterans not enrolled in VA health care are invited to attend this event and enroll for benefits. (02/23/2011)

Lake City VA Medical Center Invites Community to Salute Veteran Patients - The Lake City VA Medical Center invites the public to participate in open-house activities February 13-19 during the National Salute to Veteran Patients week. (02/03/2011)

Gainesville VA Medical Center Invites Community to Salute Veteran Patients - The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville invites the public to participate in open-house activities during the National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. (02/01/2011)

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