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VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Press Releases


State of VA Palo Alto - VA Palo Alto Health Care System welcomes major change this year as we send off our long-time leader Lisa Freeman, who retired this June, after more than 30 years of service. It is only befitting that one of her first hires, Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald III, takes the position of Interim Director. (07/20/2016)

VA Palo Alto to Break Ground on Basic Science Research and Veterinary Medical Unit Building - The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected S. J. Amoroso Construction to build a new Basic Science Research and Veterinary Medical Unit (VMU) building, to be located on the campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California. (06/06/2016)

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VA Funds New Studies Using Million Veteran Program Data - WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing four new studies that will use genetic and other data from VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP) to answer key questions on heart disease, kidney disease, and substance use—high-priority conditions affecting Veterans. MVP, which has enrolled more than 390,000 Veterans so far, has already become the nation’s largest database linking genetic, clinical, lifestyle and military exposure information. Part of a beta test for data access, the newly funded studies are among the first to use MVP data to delve into pressing questions on Veterans’ health. MVP-based studies on PTSD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are already underway. (07/13/2015)

TED Bus To Visit VA Palo Alto - Telehealth Education Delivered (TED) bus is set to visit the Palo Alto Division of VA Palo Alto Health Care System on Wednesday, April 8, from 12-3pm. This mobile demonstration vehicle is designed to showcase the many telehealth solutions available today. Media is invited to tour the bus and attend a special live telehealth session at 10:00am with Dr. Davud Sirjani, Chief of Otolaryngology (Ear/Nose/Throat) and one of VAPAHCS/Stanford's most highly-regarded specialty surgeons. (04/03/2015)

Ground Breaking for Willow Housing at VA Menlo Park (Feb. 9) - The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) invites you to the groundbreaking ceremony for the new $18 million apartment community for homeless Veterans, located at the Menlo Park division. (02/06/2015)

Central Valley Construction Funding for Clinic Included in President’s VA Budget - VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is pleased to announce the inclusion of funding for the future Stockton Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) as part of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs. (02/05/2015)

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Google and Wine Country Marines Donate $250K in goods to VA Palo Alto Veterans - More than $250,000 worth of various items were donated from Google and Wine Country Marines to Veterans at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in Menlo Park, Calif., today. (09/27/2013)

Contract awarded to build VA/DOD clinic at former Fort Ord - The contract to build the integrated Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense clinic in Marina, Calif., has been awarded to The Hamstra Group. The new clinic, situated on 14 acres of the former Fort Ord, is the second fully integrated VA/DoD facility in the nation. (09/20/2013)

VA Palo Alto to collaborate with community for Mental Health Summit (8/29) - VA Palo Alto Health Care System is having a Mental Health Summit on Thursday, August 29, to collaborate with community partners from around the Bay Area in a special dialogue about the mental health needs of local Veterans. (08/28/2013)

VA Palo Alto to cut ribbon on $10M Mental Health Learning Center (8/21) - 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. (08/16/2013)

VA Palo Alto Recognized by HRC for Commitment to LGBT Patient Equality - The VA Palo Alto Health Care System was recognized today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation for their commitment to equality for their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients, according to a report released today by the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. (07/11/2013)

UK Teen Rides Bike 24K Miles to Raise Money for Families of Wounded Military - Eighteen-year-old Oliver Plunket of the United Kingdom is on a 24,000 mile motorcycle ride from Argentina to Alaska to raise at least $150,000 for wounded military and Veterans. He will visit with the families of wounded service members staying at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Fisher House Monday, June 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. (06/07/2013)

VA Cuts Ribbon On New "Welcome Center" in Menlo Park - The VA Palo Alto Health Care System will cut a ribbon Thursday (April 25) to commemorate the new 10,000 square-foot “Welcome Center” on their VA Menlo Park campus. (05/02/2013)

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