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WordingHepCVA Poised to Eradicate Hepatitis C Virus
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that it is on track to eliminate the hepatitis C virus (HVC) in all Veterans willing and able to be treated. VA expects to reach the 100,000 Veterans cured mark.
Vietnam Veterans part of the celebrationVietnam War Veterans Honored
Vietnam War era Veterans from all branches of services through Vietnam Lapel Pin and Presidential Proclamation issuing ceremonies held at VA clinics events in Dunkirk, Jamestown, and Allegany American Legion.
Five prettily dressed women holding up Valentine's Day cards71st National Salute to Veterans Patients Day
Veterans and public are invited to the 71st National Salute to Veteran Patients open-house event at the Buffalo VA Medical Center at 1pm on Thursday, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019.
Three faces under the lead # Be ThereSuicide Prevention
You don’t need to have special training to support the Veterans in your life in order to help them if they are going through a difficult time. Small actions can have a huge impact.
photo left to right Sydney Cole, 104-year old Veteran and Julian Wilson, film maker.104-year-old Army Air Corps Veteran Honored
As the Nation honored the fallen at Pearl Harbor on December 7, VA Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo, New York, recognized 104-year old Community Living Center resident and World War II Veteran, Sydney Cole.
Photo of Michael Swartz, Executive Director, VA Western New York Healthcare System; Ken Price, Army Veteran andDavid Roll, Nurse Executive, VA Western New York Healthcare SystemMission Accomplished-Mission Sustained
Thanksgiving came early to VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans program in Western New York (WNY) along with community partners, Homeless Alliance of Western New York and Veterans One-stop Center.
Photo of Leslie Wiggins, Network Director for VISN 7, VA Southeast Network, Uchenna Uchendu, MD, Chief Officer, Office of Health Equity, VA Central Office, Washington D.C., and Wendell Jones, MD, Chief Medical Officer, VISN 17, VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network.Health Equity Workshop
A health equity workshop subtitled Weaving the Tapestry of Care on April 24, 2018, at Buffalo VA Medical Center’s Freedom Hall. The workshop brought over 75 National, local clinicians and patient advocates together.
photo of Rene Ehret volunteering at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.Continuing His Service for Veterans
For over 8 years, Rene Ehret has been working two shifts a week to stay busy, but more importantly, he says, to “interact with good people and do something truly worthwhile – preparing good food for veterans.”
Picture of a DAV van.Helping Veterans Motivates VA Volunteers
Would you like to be a VA Volunteer? One of the reasons people volunteer is the opportunity to help others. For many VA volunteers, that passion is fulfilled by serving veterans; those who have done so much for others.
Picture of a tiger.Veterans Shine Again at Creative Arts Festival
On March 1, 2018, VA Western New York Healthcare System hosted an outstanding veterans art show. Charles Brown’s incredibly detailed and vividly colored painting of a tiger was one of the art works displayed.

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