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New Travel Pay Claims Portal

Details: New Travel Pay Claims Portal. By New Travel Pay Claims Portal. Friday, October 2, 2020. BTSSS offers beneficiaries more convenience, faster processing, and new tracking capabilities. https://access.va.gov. return to top . Share. Get Updates. Subscribe to Receive Email Updates.

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New Travel Reimbursement System

Details: New Travel Reimbursement System Available To Veterans and Beneficiaries Buffalo, NY - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently that VA Western New York healthcare System will now use the new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS) to reimburse eligible Veterans and beneficiaries for travel to and from VA medical

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VA Western New York Healthcare System

Details: Coronavirus. COVID-19 vaccines: To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page. For VA-specific information: Read our coronavirus FAQs and public health response, or use our coronavirus chatbot. Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. . Face coverings are manda

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Continuing His Service for Veterans

Details: Rene Ehret is a most humble and modest man, so when interviewed for his story, like many Veterans of his era, he played down his personal military role in Vietnam but spoke passionately about the contributions of his unit - the U.S. Army’s 1 st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Rene is proud to have been a former member of the 1 st Cavalry Division’s Company B, 228th Aviation Battalion, as a

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Adjusting Programing During A Pandemic

Details: Recreation Therapy Programs contribute to the well-being of Veterans through a wide range of activities to keep Veterans healthy and is adjusting programming to improve therapeutic activities to maintain or improve independence, quality of life during a pandemic.

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Robert Van Keuren: Vietnam Veteran, Visionary

Details: Robert Van Keuren of Canandaigua has earned the 2011 Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Service to Homeless Veterans. The award was presented on January 27 at the Syracuse VA Medical Center by Peter Dougherty, Director of the VA Homeless Program Office.

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Holidays Bring Special Cheer

Details: The holiday season in Western New York kicked off in late October for Veterans and staff at VA Western New York Healthcare System (VA WNYHS). VA Police sponsored their 2nd Annual Veterans Halloween Party at the Batavia VA Medical Center’s Non-Commissioned Officer’s (NCO) Club. The club hosts a steady stream of recreation therapy activities, parties, and events for Veterans who reside in

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Good News For Veterans

Details: • Veterans who complete a financial means test to determine their eligibility for Medication Copay Exemption or Beneficiary Travel only, are still subject to the annual income test renewal process. A legislative fix is required to include these Veterans into the new process. Contact the Veterans Service Center if you have any questions.

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H.O.P.E. Opens on the Batavia VA Campus

Details: VA stakeholders, Veterans, delegated officials and the community came out to celebrate the opening of the new building for the Women’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Residential Program located on the Batavia VA campus on Friday, January 10.

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Occupational Therapy and Physical Medicine

Details: The purpose of physical and occupational therapy is to help Veterans return to a full life after an injury, surgery or disability.

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Buffalo Veterans Stand Down Sets Records

Details: This year’s Stand Down had over 370 individuals representing 160 programs and agencies assist Veterans. Over 618 Veterans attended the event, 168 more than last year and over 100 volunteers assisted in registering, greeting, distributing food and supplies.

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Hockey Time at Community Living Center

Details: Buffalo Sabres visit the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Chris Butler and Steve Montador visited the Willow Lodge Community Living Center and served pizza to the veterans and donated autographed Sabres caps.

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VA Health Care Upstate New York

Details: VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York has a new logo and tag line. The old logo (circular with a map of New York State inside) and tag line (Leading Health Care in the 21st Century) served us well for over 14 years; however the design, colors and font had become dated.

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A Veterans Perspective

Details: Vietnam Veteran Guy Allegretto Jr. is a man clearly built on pride and an undeniable fighting spirit. As a survivor of the 77- day Siege of Khe Sanh, Allegretto was able to share deep insight about what it truly means to be at the front lines in combat and the …

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My HealtheVet: VA’s Award Winning Personal Health Record

Details: Launched nationwide in 2003, My HealtheVet offers Veterans and active duty service members’ internet access to health care information, resources and tools anytime and anywhere. By logging on at www.myhealth.va.gov and completing the process, users of My HealtheVet are empowered to become active partners in their health care and given access to trusted, secure and informed VA health and

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Symposium on how to deal with holiday stressors

Details: Batavia VA at VA Western New York Healthcare System held a symposium on November 16 to help Veterans prepare for the stressors of the holiday season. Topics such as taking care of yourself, managing stress, issues facing women and preventing an overdose on drugs and alcohol. VA providers, staff as well as Veterans attended the symposium.

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104-year-old Army Air Corps Veteran Honored

Details: As the Nation honored the fallen at Pearl Harbor ceremonies on December 7, VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) in Buffalo, New York, recognized the 104-year old Willow Lodge Community Living Center resident and World War II Veteran, Sydney Cole.

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Stay on a Healthy Track with TeleMOVE!

Details: The TeleMOVE! Program has a team of experts that help Veterans stay on track with their weight loss goals throughout the year without leaving home.

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The Time is Now-The Great American Smokeout

Details: This Thursday, November 21, 2013 VA Western New York Healthcare System and the American Cancer Society will team up for the Great American Smokeout, a day where VA encourages Veterans and employees to try, at least for one day, to quit …

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VA Award Given for Sevice to Homeless Veterans

Details: Kristen Weese, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program Manager at VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS), was selected in June for the Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Service for Homeless Veterans.”

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Vietnam War Veterans Honored

Details: VA Western New York Healthcare System recognized Vietnam War era Veterans from all branches of services through Vietnam Lapel Pin and Presidential Proclamation issuing ceremonies held at VA clinics events in Dunkirk, Jamestown, and Allegany American Legion. Additional recognition events were sponsored by Congressional reps at The Matthew Glab American Legion Post in Lackawanna and …

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More space and privacy for addiction treatment

Details: An open house was held on July 25, for the newly renovated Substance Abuse Treatment area. Over a 145 individuals attended the open house including thirty-three community agencies representing law enforcement, community partners in substance abuse treatment, Erie and Niagara County Veterans Courts, Niagara Falls Air Force Base, and University at Buffalo Research Associates.

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Nursing Staff Assist NJ Veterans Memorial Home

Details: Buffalo, New York: On March 29, 2020, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced plans to use excess health care capacity of the Veterans Health Administration to fulfill a previous Federal agreement that supports our civilian population in the event of national emergencies. The recently resurrected “4 th Mission of the VA” was the result of a 1982 Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense

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50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Details: On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 VA Western New York Healthcare System hosted two commemoration events to mark the 50 th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The commemoration’s main purpose was to thank, honor, and provide a proper welcome home to Vietnam era Veterans, a welcome home that many never had as they returned to the U.S. from Vietnam.

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The Healthy Teaching Kitchen

Details: The Healthy Teaching Kitchen (HTK) is a new initiative to provide interactive nutrition education, counseling and practical knowledge on eating better through healthy cooking. In Buffalo, Registered Dietician Sandra DeGennaro brings a new recipe to demonstrate to Veterans in …

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VA Employees Deploy to Help Sister VAs

Details: VA Western New York Deploy to New York City to Battle COVID-19. Over the last few weeks, several VA Western New York Healthcare System (VA WNYHS) staff have deployed to New York City in support of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) commitment to Veterans within Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) - 2, which includes the hardest hit states of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York and

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Commanders Day and Tour Highlight VA Care

Details: Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

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Women Empowering Women

Details: Women Empowering Women was the theme for the Federal Women’s Program Equality Day program held on Friday, August 18 at VA Western New York Healthcare System. It brought together a group of influential women who work at VA who shared their experiences that led to their success.

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Mental Health Summit Highlights Opioid Epidemic

Details: In response to the opioid epidemic, this year’s VA mental health summit held in Buffalo, New York, was focused on bringing together key stakeholders from the public health community with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services for Veterans and their families.

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Take Our Children to Work Day

Details: Take Our Children to Work Day took place at VA Western NY Healthcare System’s Buffalo site on Thursday, April 26. The goal of the event is to inspire the children of employees in grades 6-12, to open their eyes to new possibilities, and encourage future careers in health care.

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Dental Service Adds State of the Art Equipment

Details: Dental Service Adds State of the Art Equipment Controlled Air Purifying Respirators (CAPR) are the Latest Items . VA Dental settings have had to balance providing necessary ental services while minimizing risk to patients and staff.

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Veteran Lauds VA’s Tele-Quit Program

Details: Veteran Lauds VA’s Tele-Quit Program. 1-877-619-0106, Select option 3. When Charley Czarnecki experimented with smoking in High School, he really didn’t think much of it.

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New Volunteer Ambassador Program

Details: The daughter of a Veteran, Diane Ruszala volunteers in the new Ambassador Program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Ruszala said her father received wonderful care at the Buffalo VA before he passed away. For her, volunteering is a personal and rewarding experience that allows her to volunteer in honor of her father and make a meaningful difference in the lives of Veterans.

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Helping Veterans to Activities They Enjoy

Details: Irv M. Bartz began as a volunteer at the Batavia VA Medical Center in September of 1997, he has assisted many Veterans over the past 17 ½ years and is a dedicated, dependable volunteer who shows compassion and concern for the Veterans he continues to serve 3-4 times per week.. As a member of the Archdiocese for Military Services, St. Vincent dePaul Society, Irv begins each week on a Sunday

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PGA Pros Help Veterans Through the Game of Golf

Details: Veterans who participated in the PGA H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) five week golf program traveled to Rochester for the 95th PGA Championship at …

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