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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

Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
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.

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