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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.
Veteran receiving a turkey from a volunteer.Holidays Bring Special Cheer
The holiday season in Western New York kicked off in late October for Veterans at VA Western New York Healthcare System (VA WNYHS). VA Police held their 2nd Annual Veterans Halloween Party at the Batavia VA NCO Club.
Two VA Western New York Health Care System women employees who volunteered.Hurricane Maria Relief Effort Brings VA Volunteers
In mid-September, 2017, VA Western New York Healthcare System staff members stepped forward to volunteer their time, energy, and compassion to help the people in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria's devastation.
Veteran dancing with a woman.Special Occasion for Special People
The Annual Dinner Dance, a Recreation Therapy activity, was held Wednesday evening for Veterans who reside in the Community Living Center Lodges, and has been taking place for the last 12 years.

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