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VA Hudson Valley Health Care System

 

Hudson Valley HCS Press Releases


2016

Free VA Hudson Valley clinic spotlights animal therapy for Vets - A clinic on dog handling for Veterans and active-duty military members is scheduled May 16-21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Montrose campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System. (05/02/2016)

VA offers group for Women Veterans affected by war trauma beginning May 5 - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System is restarting a group for women who have experienced war-zone trauma beginning May 5. (04/27/2016)

VA names top volunteers in Hudson Valley for 2015 - With the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service celebrating 70 years of support to America’s Heroes, four local volunteers contributing time to the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System earned top awards April 21 for their efforts during 2015. (04/27/2016)

Hudson Valley VA celebrates Women's History Month with event - Hudson Valley VA celebrated Women's History Month with an event at its Montrose campus March 24. (03/24/2016)

Veterans cast into fly fishing - Veterans at VA Hudson Valley are casting themselves into fly fishing as part of a Recreational Therapy Activity. (02/18/2016)

Group for Vets meets to talk diabetes challenges - Support for those Veterans recently diagnosed with diabetes is the focus of a newly formed support group that meets at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System. (01/12/2016)

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2015

Club makes holiday donation to VA women's program - Motorcycle club makes donation to VA Hudson Valley Women's program (12/29/2015)

VA shared medical appointments help Vets with diabetes, congestive heart failure - Diabetes and congestive heart failure health in a group setting are the focus of shared medical appointment sessions now conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System. (12/16/2015)

Prostate cancer patient support group meets at VA - A confidential support group for Veteran patients with prostate cancer has its inaugural meeting Thursday, Dec. 10, from 3-4 p.m. at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System. (12/07/2015)

Health fair draws Veterans from across the area - Veterans streamed in a VA Hudson Valley Health Care System’s Montrose, N.Y., campus Friday, Dec. 4, for the second in a series of Health and Education Fairs for Veterans. (12/04/2015)

VA Hudson Valley earns LGBT health care recognition - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. (12/04/2015)

Health, Education Fair Draws Hudson Valley Veterans - A Health and Education Fair at the Castle Point campus targeted Veterans focused on nutrition, mindfulness, treating diabetes and more. (12/03/2015)

2 health fair, education events serve local Veterans - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System has two health fair and education series events slated for December focused on Veterans that include free flu shots, blood pressure screenings and more. (11/25/2015)

Veterans, others give blood during quarterly drive - Veterans give blood during quarterly drive at Castle Point campus of VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (11/20/2015)

VA Hudson Valley readies for nationwide VA/VHA Access Stand Down Nov. 14 - The “Access Stand Down” is a nationwide effort being undertaken by the Veterans Health Administration at VA medical centers across the nation to facilitate care for Veterans. Overall, while VA Hudson Valley HCS has timely access to care, the focus will be on a few select clinics where wait times are slightly longer than desired. (11/13/2015)

VA, congresswoman break ground on swimming pool work - NY Congresswoman Nita Lowey helps break ground on the pool refurbishment project a the Montrose NY campus of VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Oct. 19 (10/19/2015)

VA offers Free flu shots to registered Veterans - The Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System will offer free seasonal flu shots to registered Veterans at its two main campuses and community based outpatient clinics beginning Monday, Sept. 21. (09/16/2015)

VA on deck for minor league game Sept. 5 - Suicide prevention takes focus Sept. 5 as the VA helps fans attending the minor league baseball game at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., grow more aware of this nation-wide problem. (09/03/2015)

VA Nurse earns national award - A nurse who works for the VA Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System is the recipient of a national award highlighting her service to Veterans in the region. (07/21/2015)

VA Hudson Valley Open House showcases jobs, volunteers - Creating and building partnerships to grow the number of people serving Veterans in the VA nationwide is fueling an Open House event July 1 at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System. (06/24/2015)

VA Employee climbs One World Trade for Charity - A VA employee from the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System climbed the tallest building in the USA for charity. (05/28/2015)

HVHCS-FEB-Award - Citing work with more than 25,000 Hudson Valley Veterans each year, an executive for the Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System earned a Distinguished Government Service Award given by the New York City Federal Executive Board. (05/04/2015)

Veterans’ 'Moral Injury' group meets at Castle Point VA April 7 - The Moral Injury and Repair Group will have its next orientation evening for Veterans interested in joining the group on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chaplain Office, Building 19, Room C-219 at the Castle Point campus of VA Hudson Valley Health Care System. (03/23/2015)

National event spotlights VA medical centers’ EMS staff - VA's National Stand-Up for Cleanliness draws attention to skilled work of EMS team. (01/21/2015)

Bar Association donates clothes to VA Hudson Valley - The Westchester (N.Y.) County Bar Association donated about 100 coats, hats, gloves and scarves to the VA Hudson Valley Jan. 20. (01/21/2015)

VA holds Info Fair in Poughkeepsie - The Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System is hosting an information fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its community based outpatient clinic in Poughkeepsie Jan. 10. (01/02/2015)

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2014

Commission lauds VA Hudson Valley - The Joint Commission has recognized VA Hudson Valley Health Care System as a 2013 Top Performer on "Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission," the third consecutive year VA Hudson Valley has earned the distinction. The commission notified VA Hudson Valley of the award Nov. 13. (11/19/2014)

VA Hudson Valley offers registered Vets flu shots - Eligible Veterans may get a free flu shot from the VA at one of nine locations in the Hudson Valley. (09/18/2014)

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2013

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Sponsors Support And Family Educdation (SAFE) Program - Do you have a family member or friend who has served in the Armed Forces, has emotional problems or has experienced trauma? You are not alone… (02/28/2013)

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2012

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System earns National Recognition - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System earns National Recognition as “Top Performer on Key Quality MeasuresTM” from The Joint Commission (09/24/2012)

Ribbon Cutting at the Castle Points's Early Childhood Learning Center - Gerald Culliton Director of the VA Hospital said at the re-opening of the colorful and modern center, “Providing affordable, on-site child care opportunities for our employees right next to their workplace enables us to attract some of the best and brightest staff to serve our nation’s Veterans.” (09/05/2012)

Joe Morris Visits Veterans - Former football champ, Joe Morris, who was a member of the Giants 1986 Super Bowl XXI Championship Team, received a warm welcome from Veterans at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Castle Point campus, on Saturday, August, 11, 2012 (08/11/2012)

Region's Hospitals Vow to Help Veterans - Vet Connect – a web-based initiative to raise awareness about the employment, health, and resource needs of Veterans in the Hudson Valley region, particularly returning Veterans. This public awareness initiative is the work of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet) and its member hospitals that are located in Orange and the six counties that comprise the Hudson Valley region. (08/07/2012)

VA Announces Grant in Poughkeepsie, NY - CASTLE POINT, NY – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of $270,000 homeless prevention grant to Dutchess County. (07/17/2012)

Hudson Valley Crusaders Bring Home Medals - The athletes attended the National Veterans Wheelchairs Games, held in Richmond, VA, June 25-30, 2012, and were awarded a total of 19 medals – six Gold, four Silver, and nine Bronze. (07/16/2012)

Howard Johnson - Former Met, Howard Johnson visited the Community Living Center (CLC) Veterans, shaking hands and thanking the Veterans for their service. (07/02/2012)

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2011

VA Hudson Valley Honors World War II Veterans - Long standing members of the Veterans Advisory Committee honored (02/22/2011)

VA Hudson Valley Convenes Homeless Summit - Press Release - VA Hudson Valley Convenes Homeless Summit at the Montrose campus. (01/31/2011)

VA Hduson Valley Promotes Veteran Services - VA Hudson Valley recently launched a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/VAHudsonValley. (01/27/2011)

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2010

Castle Point Veterans Day Ceremony - Veterans day Ceremony to be held at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Castle Point Campus. (11/10/2010)

Montrose Campus Veterans Day Ceremony - Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Montrose Campus (11/09/2010)

FDR VA Hospital Promotes Veteran Services - For more than 60 years, the FDR VA Hospital has provided military veterans from the Hudson Valley and beyond with both inpatient and outpatient services (07/02/2010)

VA is Accepting New Patients at Carmel Clinic - If you have served in the military, VA is accepting new patients at its Carmel Clinic. (06/26/2010)

Awards Abound - Numerous national, regional and local awards were given recently at the Montrose and Castle Point campuses of VA Hudson Valley. All of the awards were Veteran focused. (05/31/2010)

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY - Annual ceremony in honor of Memorial Day (05/15/2010)

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY - Memorial Day Ceremony, Public Invited (05/15/2010)

Palliative Care Nurse Honored - Joby David, RN, a Slate Hill resident and employee of the VA Hudson Valley HCS received the Department of Veterans Affairs Hands and Heart Award. (04/16/2010)

Homeless Outreach Coordinator Honored - Paul Stolz, LMSW, VA Hudson Valley HCS receives Hands and Heart Award (04/14/2010)

Local Public Affairs (VA) Employee Wins National Award - Barbara Dicola, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Public Affairs, Program Assistant took third place in a national Veteran Health Administration photography competition. (04/12/2010)

Go Green - VA Hudson Valley HCS and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics of have stepped up efforts to become more invironmentally friendly in their hospital and business practices. (04/06/2010)

Veteran Patient Safety Awareness Fair - Veteran Patient Safety Awareness Fair at the Castle Point campus (03/10/2010)

Veteran Patient Safety Awareness Fair - VA Hudson Valley Health Care System will hold a Veteran Patient Safety Awareness Fair at the Montrose campus (03/10/2010)

Local VA Gets Infusion of 'Stimulus' Funds - Local VA Gets Infusin of 'Stimulus' Funds, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System Targeted for Upgrades, Improvements (01/20/2010)

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2009

Veterans Day Ceremony - Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (11/10/2009)

Veterans Day Ceremony, Castle Point - Veterans Day Ceremony to be held at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Castle Point Campus (11/01/2009)

Job Fair - VA to hold Veterans Job Fair at its Castle Point campus (09/23/2009)

Thank a Veteran - "Thank a Veteran" booth at the Dutchess County Fair. (09/09/2009)

Dutchess County Fair - VA Participates in the Dutchess County Fair. (08/20/2009)

Three Cheers - Three Cheers to VA Hudson Valley Health Care System's Ellen Varian, Recreation Therapy Assistsant and Pedro Gonzalez, Recreation Therapist and Coaches of the Wheelchair Athletes. (07/20/2009)

Welcome Home Event - Welcom Home Event Scheduled at Dutchess Stadium for all returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. (06/20/2009)

Veteran Eligibility - Effective June 15, 2009 the VA eligibility rules change today making it easier for more veterans to enroll in VA's health care system. (06/10/2009)

Wheelchair Athletes - The Athletes from VA Hudson Valley Health Care System - Castle POint campus, attend their last bowling practice before going to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Spokane, Washington. (06/08/2009)

Nurses Week - The VA Hudson Valley Health Care System honored its nurses during this year's National Nurses Week. (05/09/2009)

VA to Hold Event - VA to hold Vietnam Veterans Information Day at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Montrose Campus. (04/10/2009)

DVD's 4 Vets Makes Donation - DVD's 4 Vets Makes Donation at VA Hudson Valley (02/10/2009)

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