Press Releases - Lexington VA Health Care System
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Lexington VA Health Care System


Press Releases


Lexington VAMC to Host Access Stand Down - The Lexington VA Medical Center will be holding an Access Stand Down to address both strengths and points of improvement regarding access to care for our Veterans in the Lexington and surrounding areas. Event to be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016. (02/19/2016)

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Lexington VA Medical Center Hosts Access Stand Down for Veterans - On Saturday, November 14, Lexington VA Medical Centers will participate in VA’s first ever National Access Stand Down. (11/12/2015)

Lexington VA Medical Center to Host Public Hearing - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in accordance with 38 U.S.C. Sec 8161, et seq., provides notice of a public hearing to present VA’s proposal and receive views on an Enhanced-Use Lease Project (EUL) to renovate and reutilize four buildings and six acres of land adjacent to these buildings on Lexington VA Medical Center - Leestown Division campus for supportive housing for Veterans on a priority placement basis. (02/17/2015)

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Independence Day - Each year on July 4th, Americans celebrate Independence Day with the abundance of flags, fireworks, parades, cookouts, and festivals. But how did it all begin? (07/02/2014)

Announcing Freedom Farmers’ Market - On July 3, 2014, the Freedom Farmers’ Market will make its debut at the Lexington VA Medical Center – Leestown Division. “Farmers markets have gained popularity over the years mostly due to the growing interest in obtaining locally grown, farm fresh produce,” says Emma Metcalf, MSN, RN, Medical Center Director. (06/26/2014)

February is Healthy Heart Month - Eating a Healthy Diet for Your Heart is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease. Consider things you can do to eat heart healthy! (01/31/2014)

Salute Veterans on Valentine’s Day - We invite schools, service groups and the public to participate in activities during the National Salute to Veteran Patients from February 10 - February 15. (01/31/2014)

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Veterans Day – November 11, 2013 - According to Emma Metcalf, Medical Center Director, Veterans Day is a national day of recognition and remembrance – a day where we take time to honor Americans who have served their country in military uniform. (10/16/2013)

National Suicide Prevention Month is September “It Matters” - Suicide is complex. There are almost always multiple causes, including the presence of undiagnosed mental illness. “Mental health illnesses are treatable and preventing suicide is a major focus for us,” says Emma Metcalf, Medical Center Director. (09/11/2013)

National POW/MIA Recognition Day - September 20, 2013 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of observance for all Americans to pause in remembrance of the sacrifices and service of those who were prisoners of war (POW) as well as those who are missing in action (MIA), and their families. (09/11/2013)

Lexington VA Medical Center Hires 15 New Mental Health Professionals - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s August 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families. Lexington VA has hired 15 new mental health professionals and an additional 18 to fill existing vacancies. (06/19/2013)

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month - According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), an estimated 28 million Americans have hearing loss. If you think you or a loved is among them, there is help. In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month – we encourage Veterans to get their hearing tested to determine if they have a hearing loss. (05/16/2013)

Veterans Health Care and Benefits Bazaar in Lexington May 11 - “We are proud to host our first annual VETS First event, a Veterans Healthcare and Benefits Bazaar,” announced Martin J. Traxler, Acting Director, Lexington VA Medical Center. (04/26/2013)

Veterans Transportation Service - “We are excited about a new program that provides a valuable service to the Veterans we serve – the Veterans Transportation Service (VTS), announces Martin J. Traxler, Acting Director, Lexington VA Medical Center. “Through this program, Veterans who need assistance with getting to and from their VA appointments,” (03/29/2013)

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