Health Education - Syracuse VA Medical Center
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Syracuse VA Medical Center


Health Education

Patient Education
Patient education is an important part of recovery, management of illness, and maintaining wellness. To help keep you healthy, the education department offers a variety of programs for patients such as classes in diabetes, nutrition, wellness, and support groups. Please ask a member of your health care team for more information about all of the classes and educational materials available.

Patient Education Center
The Patient Education Center is located on the first floor across from the elevators. The Education Center is devoted to patient health education and general resources. It can provide you with information about your health, disease, diagnosis, medication, surgical procedures, etc. You can read/consult reference books and materials, view videos, and get printed information/ pamphlets to take home with you.

Patient Computer Room
A Patient Computer Room is located on the Ground Floor, Room CG35. The room has personal computers for word processing only. PC experience is required for independent use of this service.

Patient education is an important part of recovery from any illness. To help keep you healthy, the Medical Center offers a variety of programs for patients, such as diabetic classes, nutrition classes and support groups. Please ask a member of your health care team for more information on all education classes available.

Library Hours
Patient health information materials can also be accessed in the library. There are books, pamphlets and videos. The Health Reference Center is available on the computer, as well as access to the internet for searching health-related topics or other information. Qualified librarians are there to help you search a topic yourself or to prepare a personalized health information packet for you. A typewriter is also available for use.

Library hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday - Room M201. Call extension 52813 to request a visit from a librarian or to request reading materials or information.

On-Demand Television Health Information Programming

See a health information video by "dialing" them up at your bedside or in your primary care clinic area. This video information is available by tuning your television to channels 29 through 35 and dialing 61820 from in-house phones or 626-5000, extension 61820, from your bedside phone. If you need assistance, ask a member of your health care team.

Health Touch

Health Touch is an interactive education center that provides current information on medications, disease topics, lifestyle issues, wellness, and nutrition. The system features a unique, interactive, touch system that has easy to use touch-screen. Health Touch is located in the Emergency Room waiting area on the 1st floor, D-wing.



Tracey Morris
Patient Education Manager
First floor across from the elevators
315-425-4400 Ext. 52813