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2020

Team Martinsburg competes in national competition – from home - Every year Veterans from the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) compete in the National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG), the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program for military Veterans who are 55 years and older. (07/02/2020)

Martinsburg VAMC receives President’s Council award - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) was selected as one of 50 recipients for the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Community Leadership Award for 2019. (01/31/2020)

Martinsburg VAMC Director leaving to assume new Director role - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that Timothy J. Cooke was selected as the director of the Orlando VA Healthcare System where he will oversee more than 4,000 employees and services for 118,000 Veterans. (01/10/2020)

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2019

Martinsburg VA Medical Center DAISY Recipient - Diane Shipe-Clopton, a licensed practical nurse with the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC), working in the Community Living Center A (The Lighthouse) is the latest recipient of the DAISY Foundation Extraordinary Nurse Award. (02/12/2019)

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2018

Martinsburg VAMC Celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month 2018 - Yesterday evening, President Donald Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.” (11/01/2018)

Martinsburg VAMC to host Veterans Career Fair - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veterans Career Fair Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the medical center’s Heroes Health and Wellness Center. (10/11/2018)

Martinsburg VAMC drive-thru flu clinic now open - The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) drive-thru flu clinic is now open and is providing seasonal flu shots to Veterans. (10/09/2018)

Martinsburg VAMC Community Living Center Receives 4-Star Rating - Today, the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) announced that its Community Living Center (CLC) received 4-stars as part of its annual performance rating. (06/14/2018)

Medical center to host annual VISN 5 Veterans Mini-Games - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host the annual VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Veterans Mini-Games competition at the medical center campus, Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (06/04/2018)

2018 Operation God Bless America Motorcycle Ride - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) would like to invite the community to come welcome motorcycle riders of the Operation God Bless America Motorcycle Ride Sunday, June 3. (05/31/2018)

VA Medical Center receives national award for sustainability - For the second year in a row, the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been awarded the Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award. (04/18/2018)

Martinsburg VAMC to host Earth Day Open House - The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is inviting the community to attend the annual Earth Day open house, Friday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (04/12/2018)

Martinsburg VA earns LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader Designation - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. (04/05/2018)

Women Veterans find healing in yoga - Alternative medicine may seem foreign to most people but U.S. Army Veteran Holly Lawrence says it is the original medicine and it works. (03/28/2018)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center annual creative art show - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center will host the annual Veterans Creative Arts Show, Thursday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the medical centers Dom Dome. (02/21/2018)

Veterans reap benefits of Home Telehealth - Taking care of your health is just a fact of life and sometimes it can be complicated. The Department of Veterans Affairs makes taking care of your health easier for Veterans thanks to the Home Telehealth Program. (02/20/2018)

Recreation Therapy plays a role in recovery for Veterans - Many people feel sports programs are something to do, but it’s more than that. Sports play a pivotal role in a Veterans rehabilitation and recovery plan. (02/08/2018)

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2017

The power of art helps Veterans heal - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center’s Recreation Therapy Department hosted an art show Thursday, Dec. 7, at the medical center showcasing the power art has to help Veterans heal. (12/08/2017)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center DAISY Recipient - Jenica Pearson, a registered nurse with the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC), assigned to the 4A Medical-Surgical Unit is the latest recipient of the DAISY Foundation Extraordinary Nurse Award. (11/22/2017)

Martinsburg VAMC supports Puerto Rico relief efforts - When disasters occur, like hurricane Maria slamming Puerto Rico. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees provide assistance through the Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (DEMPS). (10/27/2017)

USGS partners with VA to promote healing and therapy - More than 20 Veterans from the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) recently spent a late summer’s morning fishing at the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) Leetown Science Center (LSC) in Kearneysville. (09/19/2017)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center chiropractor receives award - Martinsburg VA Medical Center chiropractor Shawn M. Neff, doctor of chiropractic and Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, recently received an Outstanding Achievement award from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ACO). (06/14/2017)

Team Martinsburg excels during national competition - Team Martinsburg, the Martinsburg VA Medical Center’s National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG) team, broke their previous medal count record while competing at the 2017 NVGAG in Biloxi, Mississippi, May 7 through 11. (05/25/2017)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center DAISY Recipient - Lisa Burke, is the latest recipient of the DAISY Foundation Extraordinary Nurse Award for the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. (05/16/2017)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center receives national award - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will receive a Greenhealth Partner for Change Award, May 18, at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards in Minneapolis. (05/11/2017)

Local Veterans compete in VISN 5 Veterans Mini-Games - Many people see turning 55 as a time to slow down and relax, but for the Veterans interested in joining Team Martinsburg, the medical center’s National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG), it means a new opportunity to get active again. (04/17/2017)

Medical center highlighted in 2017 Healthcare Equality Index - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. (04/05/2017)

Medical center to host annual VISN 5 Veterans Mini-Games - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host the annual VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Veterans Mini-Games competition at the medical center campus, Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (04/03/2017)

Martinsburg VAMC police officer recognized - Police Lt. Shelly Hughes of the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) Police Service was recognized by the American Legion, Department of West Virginia as police officer of the year (03/06/2017)

Medical center holds annual Veterans Creative Art Show - Veterans and members of the community were treated to a visual spectacle Thursday at the medical center’s annual Veterans Creative Arts Show. (03/03/2017)

Local Veterans prepare for annual creative art show - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center will host the annual Veterans Creative Arts Show, Thursday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the medical centers Dom Dome. (02/17/2017)

Celebrate Black History Month with Martinsburg VA Medical Center - The local community is invited to celebrate Black History Month with Veterans and employees at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) Thursday, Feb. 16, in Room 1B-114 from noon to 1 p.m. (02/13/2017)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center Salutes Veterans - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will celebrate the annual National Salute to Veteran Patients Week Feb. 12 through18 with activities to pay tribute, express appreciation and honor Veteran patients. (02/08/2017)

Introduction to Beekeeping Class Offered - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center will host an informal introduction to beekeeping class for Veterans and members of the community Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Room 1B-114. (01/20/2017)

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) invites you to a celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Room 1B-114 from noon to 1 p.m. (01/19/2017)

Veteran flu shot clinic expands service hours - To provide Veterans greater opportunity to receive their flu shots, the Martinsburg VA Medical Center is expanding flu shot clinic service hours. (01/12/2017)

Martinsburg VA Medical Center visitor and flu information - In an effort to protect Veterans and staff, the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) is asking visitors and family members experiencing any flu-like symptoms to refrain from visiting the medical center. (01/04/2017)

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2016

Martinsburg VAMC averts closing inpatient mental health wing - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) has averted closing the inpatient psychiatric unit by matching the number of beds with the ability to provide on call psychiatric coverage. (04/08/2016)

Martinsburg VAMC to Hold Claims Clinic and Town Hall - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Virtual Claims Clinic and a medical center Town Hall Thursday, March 10. (03/08/2016)

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2015

Stephens City VA CBOC to hold Veterans Enrollment Fair - The Stephens City Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is inviting Veterans, their families and friends to its Veterans Enrollment Fair on Tuesday, September 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Stephens City CBOC located at 170 Prosperity Drive, Winchester, VA. (09/14/2015)

OEF/OIF/OND Open House - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will hold an open house for all Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veterans, showcasing the new OEF/OIF/OND clinic on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 2 to 6 p.m. (09/14/2015)

Martinsburg VAMC Hosts Veterans Career Fair - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veterans Career Fair Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the medical center’s Heroes Health and Wellness Center. (09/01/2015)

Martinsburg VAMC moving the Veteran Experience Office - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center’s new Veteran Experience Office will open on Monday, August 17. The new office is located on the sixth floor of building 500 at 6A-163. (08/11/2015)

Hagerstown VA CBOC to hold Veterans Enrollment Fair - The Hagerstown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is inviting Veterans, their families and friends to its Veterans Information and Enrollment Fair Tuesday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hagerstown CBOC located at Hub Plaza Building, 1101 Opal Ct., Hagerstown, MD 21742. (08/10/2015)

Martinsburg VA Co-Sponsors Nursing Research Conference 2015 - On November 5, the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and Shepherd University will co-sponsor the 7th Annual Nursing Research Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shepherd’s nursing education building, Erma Ora Byrd Hall. This year’s theme is "Building Foundations through Evidence Based Practice". Medical center staff and local area nurses and nursing students are encouraged to attend this informative and engaging event. (08/03/2015)

Martinsburg VAMC chief nurse retiring - The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Associate Director of Patient Care Services (Nurse Executive) Susan E. George, RN, BSN, MPH, NEA-BC, will retire effective August 1, 2015. (07/22/2015)

Continuing Coverage for Veterans in Petersburg and Franklin - To ensure there will be no disruption in patient care for our Veterans at the Petersburg and Franklin Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), two Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) providers will be rotating at the clinics until there is a permanent solution for clinic coverage. (06/18/2015)

Martinsburg VAMC Celebrates Summer of Service - A new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nationwide initiative – “Summer of Service” – is designed to build upon existing partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans in the community. (06/11/2015)

Welcome Home 2015 - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center is hosting a Welcome Home event at the Frederick Keys baseball game in Frederick, Maryland on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. (06/09/2015)

Martinsburg VAMC to host VA2K “Walk and Roll” - The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans with donated items. (05/15/2015)

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2014

Martinsburg VAMC accepting entries in Veterans Creative Arts Festival - The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is now accepting entries for its Veterans Creative Arts Festival scheduled for March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (01/29/2014)

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2013

Martinsburg VA Co-Sponsors Nursing Research Conference - Register for the 5th Annual Nursing Research Conference, cosponsored by the Martinsburg VA Medical Center and Shepherd University. The conference includes two plenary sessions and more than a dozen smaller sessions to choose from. Proceeds are used to fund the conference’s annual scholarship for two participating student selected by the Shepherd University Nursing staff and one VA staff member who is pursuing a degree in Nursing. (09/05/2013)

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2012

Martinsburg VA Co-Sponsors Nursing Research Conference - Register for the 4th Annual Nursing Research Conference, cosponsored by the Martinsburg VA Medical Center and Shepherd University. The conference includes two plenary sessions and more than a dozen smaller sessions to choose from. Proceeds are used to fund the conference’s annual scholarship for two participating student selected by the Shepherd University Nursing staff and one VA staff member who is pursuing a degree in Nursing. (09/07/2012)

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