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VA Maine Healthcare System

Local Features

Stand Down ParticipantsVA Maine 19th Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down
VA Maine Healthcare System will be holding the 19th Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. For More information contact Susie Whittington at 207-623-8411 ext 6336
Stand Down ParticipantsVA Maine 18th Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down
VA Maine Healthcare System will be holding the 18th Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. For More information contact Maggie Fitzgerald at 207-623-8411 ext. 5408
Provider discussing care with veteranVA Maine Joins Health Information Exchange
Participating in HealthInfoNet, Maine’s health information exchange, will help VA Maine Healthcare System providers better coordinate care for Veterans who also receive care from a community provider
Screenshot of the new website designWe've Re-Designed Website
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. We know that you consider this website our front door. And we want you to feel welcome.
Check-in KioskNew Check-in Kiosks Coming to VA Maine HCS
At VA Maine HCS, our mission is to give Veterans the best access to their health care. We are constantly striving to improve their health care experience and are adding self-service kiosks to streamline our processes.
Family sharing a mealNew Site for Guide to Long Term Care
Each and every program provides services tailored to the specific needs of Veterans. The new Guide also offers tools for you to plan ahead and involve your family member or support person, social worker and care team in making plans and decisions that are best for you
Togus VA Medical Center, a member of VA Maine Healthcare SystemA New Name for the VA in Maine
To better align with other facilities in the VA New England Healthcare System, Togus VAMC and its CBOCs and Outreach Clinics has been changed to VA Maine Healthcare System (VA Maine HCS).
National Rural Health Day 2011 – Celebrating the power of RuralNational Rural Health Day 2011
National Rural Health Day is November 17, 2011. One-third of New England's Veterans live in rural or highly rural areas.
Togus VA Medical Center, a member of VA Maine Healthcare SystemA New Name for the VA in Maine
To better align with other facilities in the VA New England Healthcare System, Togus VAMC and its CBOCs and Outreach Clinics has been changed to VA Maine Healthcare System (VA Maine HCS). The new name has also incorporated a change in our website address from www.togus.va.gov to www.maine.va.gov.
Arthur Willard shown on the left and Harold Roderick shown on the right.Two Maine Veterans Receive France’s Legion of Honor
On January 5, 2011, two Maine Veterans received France's Legion of Honor Medal (equivalent of the U.S. Medal of Honor) at the Maine VAMC.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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