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Bath VA Medical Center

Local Features

Photo of Bath VA Medical Center employees wearing red.Remember Everyone Deployed
Employees at the Bath VA Medical Center are participating in the national initiative to wear red every Friday to remember those deployed. The initiative shows support for those who are protecting us.
Image of Veteran and volunteer planting flowers.Celebrating Earth Day
Bath VA Medical Center’s Voluntary Service partnered with several volunteers from the American Red Cross and Siemens Industry to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2016.
photo of Veterans, their families, Corning Incorporated C-Vets get ready to tour the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.Vets Enjoy a Day at the Museum
C-Vets at Corning Incorporated donated their time and money to take fifteen Community Living Center residents on a guided tour of the Corning Museum of Glass and out to lunch.
photo of new Elmira VA clinic.Elmira VA Clinic Has Moved
The Elmira VA Clinic has moved. The new clinic location has convenient parking, is handicap accessible and provides primary care, behavioral health, laboratory, optometry and telehealth services.
Bath Youth Wrestling ClubYouth Group Donates to Bath VA Homeless Program
On December 8, 2015 the Bath Youth Wrestling Club donated several items to the Bath VA Homeless Program. Items included soaps, toothpaste and toothbrushes, cleaner and even a bag of change.
A photo of six staff members.“I had no idea I was traveling to England!”
The Bath VA Food and Nutrition staff created a change of menu offering Veterans a taste of England. The menu included beef Wellington, Yorkshire pudding, braised oxtail soup, quail eggs and raspberry trifle.
Jesters Motorcycle group.Local Organizations Partake in Summer of Service
A number of local organizations are volunteering at VA Health Care Upstate New York this summer as part of VA’s Summer of Service initiative, an initiative aimed to bolster volunteer assistance.
Woman wearing a Kentucky Derby style hatResidents Play the Kentucky Derby
On Friday May 1, Bath VA recreation staff hosted their 10th Annual Kentucky Derby event for Community Living Center residents. Prizes are given for every game played for Win, Place and Show.
Veterans enjoy a pancake breakfast sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post 905.Breakfast at the Mapletree Inn
The American Legion Riders Post 905 from Springwater, NY honored Bath Community Living Center residents by sponsoring a pancake breakfast for more than 20 Veterans at the Mapletree Inn on Wednesday, April 8.
David BrinkerhoffVolunteer Drivers Needed
David Brinkerhoff is a retired teacher who has been volunteering at Bath VA Medical Center for more than two years. Brinkerhoff is one of many dedicated volunteer drivers and has logged more than 300 hours.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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