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VA Central California Health Care System


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VA Red Coat Ambassador gives Veteran a lift to the main entranceRed Coat Ambassadors enhance Veteran experience
Patient transport, way finding and most importantly, a warm welcome are but a few ways volunteers give back to Veterans at VA Central California. Volunteers have long been a staple at VA medical centers.
Manuel Martin, VA CCHCS’ Nurse of the Year, with his wife and two daughters. He and his wife and his two daughters are all nurses.CCHCS Nurse of Year compassionate, understanding.
Retired Air Force Major and VA CCHCS Registered Nurse, Manuel Martin, creates protected space through listening and allowing Veterans to share and explore their feelings without feeling judged or limited.
U.S. service members captured in Guam, arrive at Zentsuki POW camp on Shikoku Island, Japan.World War II Prisoner of War Turns 103 in April
Whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Retired 22-year Navy Veteran, Commander Jack Schwartz spent 1,367 days in captivity as a Prisoner of War during World War II. Jack turns 103 years old April 28.
Veterans Canteen Service logoVACCHCS Helps in Wake of Hurricane Harvey
VA has a long-standing tradition of helping whenever and wherever disaster strikes. VA’s mission is to provide continued, quality health care to Veterans, as well as other services.
E Company, 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, IraqCombat Veteran on suicide; Helps other Vets
She tried to take her own life eight times in a year in the 4th Infantry Division in 2008. The stressors of combat, losing close friends in battle and adapting to life back in the U.S. after serving in Iraq was too much.
VACCHCS Main EntranceVACCHCS Embracing Modernization
Building on the progress we have made, Modernization is about improving the VA’s performance to better serve Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors while being good stewards of tax payer dollars.
Jonathan Waltiere, shoots for the hoop at the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Cincinnati, OhioVA CCHCS Veteran athletes bring home gold, silver
Seven Veteran athletes from the VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, Calif., participated in the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 17-22, takes home good share of medals...
Miss California at Fresno VAMiss California at Fresno VA
VACCHCS hosted Miss California/Miss California Teen June 23. About 80 contestants visited the main VA hospital in Fresno, While there, they toured the Community Living Center, Walk of Honor and the Primary Care areas.
VACCHCS Nurse of the Year, Doca MerdjanoskaVACCHCS Nurse of the Year
Becoming a nurse and helping people is something she always aspired to do, even as a young girl in her home country of Macedonia. But being recognized as the best nurse for an entire health care system is...
Photo of Battlefield Cross, at the Wall of HonorVACCHCS Unveils Walk of Honor
VACCHCS unveiled the Walk of Honor Memorial – Honoring All Who Served on November 14, 2015. The names of 1085 Veterans are currently inscribed on the memorial, including more than 40 killed in action.

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