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Syracuse VA Medical Center


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Woman on the phone.#Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.
Photo of Veteran Mike Smithson wheelchair racing in Utica, NYVeteran Adapts and Overcomes
Michael Smithson, a 59 year-old Camillus, NY Navy Veteran adapts and overcomes his disability by participating in the Syracuse VA 's Recreational Therapy program using adaptive sports.
Image of three people talking.Free Therapy for Veterans and Families
Syracuse VA Medical Center offers free mental health education and support for Veterans and their families. Veterans and their family members have several options to choose from.
Operation Salute bannerOperation Salute Event
OEF/OIF/OND Era Veterans are invited to join Syracuse VA Medical Center for a 2016 OPERATION SALUTE event at the SYRACUSE NATIONALS being held at the NYS Fair Grounds in Syracuse, NY on Saturday July 16, 2016.
Image of Harvey R. LasnerPatient Escorts Needed
The Syracuse VA Medical Center is in need of patient escort volunteers. Patient escort volunteers transport patients in wheelchairs to appointments and activities within the medical center.
Image of Roy BatesBecome an In-Home Respite Volunteer
Syracuse VA’s In-Home Respite Caregiver Support Program is in need of volunteers. Volunteers in this program visit with a Veteran in their home while their caregiver gets some “worry free time away”.
Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality BannerSyracuse VA "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"
Syracuse VA has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
2016 Komen CNY Race for the CureVA Komen Race Event
Be part of the Syracuse VA Medical Center team "Vets are the Answer to Cancer" at the 2016 Komen CNY Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 14, 2016 held at the NY State Fairgrounds and Expo Center.
6th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll6th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll
Syracuse VA Medical Center invites Veterans and their families and VA staff to participate in the 6th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll event taking place on May 18, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
photo of fresh fruit and vegetables.Diabetes Education & Awareness Event
Visit the Syracuse VA Medical Center on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and learn how to manage your diabetes. Dr. Rajeev Sharma. VA Endocrinologist will speak at noon.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center participate in a PINK OUT every Monday in October to promote breast cancer awareness.Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.

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