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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

Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.

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