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breast cancer awareness ribbonBreast Cancer Awareness
Each year, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Chillicothe VA’s Women Veterans Program encourages women to be screened in accordance with the American Cancer Society’s guidelines.
Suicide Prevention - Veterans Crisis LineSuicide Prevention
The Chillicothe VA is calling on the community, family, friends, and employees to Be There for Veterans. Through this one, simple act, we can play a significant role in preventing suicide.
sketch of handshakeVeteran/Employee Engagement Day
A Veteran/Employee Engagement Day was held on August 23, 2017. This event provided staff with little or no direct contact with our Veterans, an opportunity to visit some of our Vets and tour the residential units.
McGhee's Wall of HonorMcGhee's Wall
If you walk our hallways enough, a theme begins to appear. Mid-western homes with picket fences, military ceremonies captured in the moment, and patriotic images of America. Click here to read about something special.
veterans and their familiesVeteran's Appreciation Night 2017
Watching folks who haven't seen each other in years pick up their conversation right where they left off. Kids running with toys in hand, couples finding relief in the shade, and the smell of food on the grill.
canned foodFeds Feed Families 2017
Chillicothe VA participates in the national Feds Feed Families food drive. All donations go to local food pantries and homeless stand down activities. Click image to read more.
choice award photoPublic Service Recognition Week
Across the country and in communities like ours, government employees serve and protect us every day. During Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13, we gratefully acknowledge their service.
national hepatitis awareness monthNational Hepatitis Awareness Month
Please join us in raising awareness about Hepatitis throughout the month of May. VA is the largest provider of Hepatitis C care in the United State treating over 38,000 patients with hepatitis C in 2016.
Edonate hands and heart illustrationE-Donate is Simple, Speedy, Safe
The new E-Donate service allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support online. You choose the medical center, the amount , and the account.
Construction crews working on the remodeling of the new Community Living Center in Building 210Revised Campus and Facility Master Plan
The Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is implementing its revised Campus & Facility Master Plan which includes a variety of changes to its campus, aimed at better fulfilling its mission of providing high-quality health care for area Veterans.

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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