VA Palo Alto Health Care System

VA Palo Alto to cut ribbon on $10M Mental Health Learning Center (8/21)

August 16, 2013

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The VA Palo Alto Health Care System will cut a ribbon Aug. 21 to commemorate the new 14,827 square-foot Mental Health Learning Center located at the VA Palo Alto Division.

U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo of California's 18th congressional district is scheduled to be a keynote speaker and attend the ceremony with other civic, government and healthcare professionals. Media are invited to attend the ceremony, which should include remarks from political and facility leadership; unveiling of a room dedication; ribbon cutting and open house.

WHAT: VA Palo Alto's Mental Health Learning Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 (1 to 2 p.m.)

WHERE: 3801 Miranda Ave. (Bldg. 105), Palo Alto, CA 94304

MORE INFO/RSVP: Media interested in attending are asked to please RSVP with VAPAHCS Public Affairs Officer Jonathan Friedman at 650-858-3925 or VAPaloAltoPublicAffairs@va.gov.

About the new VAPAHCS Mental Health Learning Center: The Mental Health Learning Center is an interdisciplinary education and training facility at the Palo Alto Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration’s largest health care system in Northern California. The Mental Health Learning Center supports education and immersive training, specific initiatives to improve practices and procedures in the evolving mental health treatment programs. The building space program establishes a dedicated computer training space for the VAPAHCS Nursing Education program, as well as a large open auditorium which can be subdivided for smaller events. Additional space is also provided for the Office of Education, who are responsible for the oversight and management of continuing education programs for the entire health care system. The building is wired throughout for digital information displays and also features state-of-the-art conferencing and presentation systems.