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VA Caribbean Healthcare System

 

Press Releases


2018

News Release: Veterans within the Arecibo catchment area have additional options for healthcare - You are welcome to continue receiving services in this temporary clinic. However, if you desire you may receive your healthcare through the following options: (07/03/2018)

X--LEASE: 17,590 NUSF Medical Space - The Department of Veterans Affairs desires to lease 17,590 net usable square feet in the North Central Area of Puerto Rico for use as a Community-based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). (07/02/2018)

Veterans Town Hall Meeting at the Arecibo Temporary Clinic - Veterans Town Hall Meeting at the Arecibo Temporary Clinic, Coliseum Manuel Petaca Iguina on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 02:30PM – 03:30PM. (07/02/2018)

Statement by Dr. Antonio Sanchez Acting Director VA Caribbean Healthcare System - The VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) Community Living Center (CLC) has been rated among the top in the nation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) with a 5 Star Overall Rating. (06/13/2018)

“Our Experience Made Art” - Join us this Thursday, June 7, 2018 starting at 08:30AM at the Healthy Breezeway (PIC Area), San Juan VA Medical Center for the “Our Experience Made Art” mural unveiling. (06/06/2018)

Actos Conmemorativos del Día de la Recordación 2018 o/or Memorial Day 2018 - Actos Conmemorativos del Día de la Recordación En el Cementerio Nacional de Puerto Rico Cúando: lunes, 28 de mayo de 2018 a las 9:00AM Dónde: Puerto Rico National Cemetery 50 Avenida Cementerio Nacional Bo. Hato Tejas, Carretera 168 Bayamón, PR 00961-3887 Memorial Day Commemorative Activities Puerto Rico National Cemetery When: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 09:00AM Where: Puerto Rico National Cemetery 50 Avenida Cementerio Nacional Bo. Hato Tejas, Carretera 168 Bayamón, PR 00961-3887 (05/16/2018)

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2017

Connecting Veterans with the world - “Living in today’s fast paced world, we do so many things through our electronic devices that being connected has become a necessity," Acting Director VA Caribbean Healthcare System, Dr. Antonio Sanchez. (02/16/2017)

San Juan VA Medical Center Goes Red for Women - Having heart problems? There are simple steps that may help reduce the risks for developing heart related problems. (02/08/2017)

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2016

San Juan VA Medical Center announces opening of new parking garage - The Department of Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) announces the opening of a new 748 spaces parking garage for Veterans and visitors on the San Juan Medical Center campus. (03/10/2016)

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2013

VA Presents Community Mental Health Summit - The VA Caribbean Healthcare System will present a community mental health summit, ‘Working Together to Improve Veterans Mental Health” on Thursday, September 12, at the Administrative Building of the San Juan VA Medical Center, 10 Casia St., in San Juan. (09/10/2013)

VA Caribbean Healthcare System Announces New Healthcare System Director - San Juan, Puerto Rico. - — The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of DeWayne Hamlin as the new director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System. Hamlin will oversee delivery of health care to more than 66,000 Veterans and an operating budget of $511 million. (02/15/2013)

VA Caribbean Breaks Ground For New Parking Garage - The new parking garage will provide additional 1,537 spaces once completed. The construction will be done in two phases at an estimated cost of $26.9 million dollars. (01/31/2013)

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2012

New Healthcare System Director Appointment for VA Caribbean - The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of DeWayne Hamlin as the new director of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System. Hamlin will oversee delivery of health care to more than 66,000 Veterans and an operating budget of $511 million. (12/14/2012)

VA Announces Grants in Puerto Rico to Help End Veterans Homelessness - VA Announces Grants in Puerto Rico to Help End Veterans Homelessness Initiative Targets 42,000 Homeless and At-Risk Vets and Families Nationwide Aguadilla, PR – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of $336,020 in homeless prevention grants to the Puerto Rico counties of: Aguadilla, Casa Del Peregrino Inc. The grants will serve approximately 150 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. This award will serve Veteran families associated with one of 151 community agencies in 49 states and the District of Columbia to receive a grant. (07/12/2012)

VA Deploying 20 New Mobile Vet Centers - COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Department of Veterans Affairs today deployed 20 additional Mobile Vet Centers from the production facility of Farber Specialty Vehicles to increase access to readjustment counseling services for Veterans and their families in rural and underserved communities across the country.VA launched the 20 new vehicles to their destinations ranging across the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. (01/04/2012)

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2011

LEASE AWARD FOR THE NEW MAYAGUEZ OUTPATIENT CLINIC - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico -The VA Caribbean Healthcare System is pleased to announce that the lease for the New Mayaguez Outpatient Clinic was awarded. The one (1) story building will be constructed on 8.12 acres of land in accordance with VA specifications and the City of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico requirements. (11/29/2011)

Honoring Those Who Served... - VA Caribbean Honors Those Who Served, come join us at our Facility on November 10th in the 2nd Floor Auditorium and November 11th (Veterans Day) at our Comunity Living Center. These events are for Veterans and family members. (11/03/2011)

Certified by the IAHCSMM - VA Caribbean Healthcare System is the only hospital in Puerto Rico with nationally certified SPD technicians by the IAHCSMM. (10/05/2011)

VA Caribbean Healthcare System Provided Free Credit Monitoring to Veterans - San Juan, PR - The VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) notified and offered one year of free credit monitoring to 1,690 Veterans (09/06/2011)

VA Caribbean Healthcare System to Provide Free Credit Monitoring to Veterans - The VA Caribbean Healthcare System is notifying and offering one year of free credit monitoring to 1,690 Veterans whose personal information was left unsecured in a vacated inpatient ward of the San Juan Medical Center. VACHS special toll free number is 1-855-735-8888 (05/20/2011)

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