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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.
photo of left to right are Mr. Greene, Ms. Sharon Shelton, VA Voluntary Service in Buffalo, and Mr. Hairston.Black History Month Celebration
On February 23, 2018, Black History Month was celebrated with two VA employee and Veteran speakers of distinction at VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Buffalo, New York, site.
Two Navy crew members visit with VA patient.New USS Little Rock Crew visits Veteran Patients
Ten Sailors arrived at the Buffalo and Batavia VA's and visited with patients as part of several days of crew and community celebrations, public relations tours, and receptions for commissioning the new USS Little Rock.

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