Press Releases - VA Bedford Healthcare System
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VA Bedford Healthcare System

 

Press Releases


2021

VA Bedford to offer COVID-19 booster shots Oct. 4 - VA Bedford Healthcare System will begin offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shots on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, under Emergency Use Authorization. (09/30/2021)

VA Bedford Healthcare System statement on VA OIG report of missing Veteran’s death - VA Bedford Healthcare System statement on VA OIG report of missing Veteran’s death (09/10/2021)

VA expands mandate for COVID-19 vaccines among VHA employees - Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough will expand his previous COVID-19 vaccine mandate tomorrow, Aug. 13, 2021, to apply to most Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees and volunteers and contractors who work in VHA facilities, visit VHA facilities or otherwise come into contact with VA patients and healthcare workers as part of their duties. (08/12/2021)

VA Bedford expands COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents under SAVE LIVES Act - Starting June 8, our facility will begin vaccinating adolescents ages 12-17 who are caregivers of Veterans, now eligible under the SAVE LIVES Act. (06/03/2021)

VA plans expansion of benefits for disability claims for conditions related to certain toxic exposur - The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia. (05/27/2021)

VA Bedford announces stakeholder listening sessions - Let your voice be heard through a virtual listening session! We want to hear from you on how to design a health care system of the future and grow services for Veterans in a way that reinforces VA’s role as a leader in the U.S. health care system. (03/18/2021)

VA Bedford, Haverhill Veteran’s Services host COVID vaccination clinic March 21 - VA Bedford Healthcare System is partnering with the City of Haverhill Department of Veteran’s Services to host a Veteran COVID vaccination clinic at Consentino Middle School in Haverhill on Sunday, March. 21, 2021, starting at 9:00 a.m. (03/01/2021)

VA Bedford opens COVID vaccinations to all enrolled Veterans - VA Bedford Healthcare System will open COVID vaccinations to all Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, regardless of age, starting Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (02/24/2021)

VA Bedford, Lynn VSO host COVID vaccination clinic Feb. 20 - VA Bedford Healthcare System is partnering with Lynn-Swampscott Department of Veterans’ Services to host a Veteran COVID vaccination clinic at Breed Middle School gymnasium in Lynn on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (02/11/2021)

VA Bedford offers COVID vaccinations in Gloucester this weekend - VA Bedford Healthcare System, in partnership with the City of Gloucester and Cape Ann Veterans Services, is holding a Veteran COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Rose Baker Senior Center this weekend, Feb. 6-7, 2021. (02/03/2021)

Haverhill VA clinic moves to new location Feb. 1 - VA Bedford Healthcare System’s Haverhill Community Based Outreach Clinic is moving to a new location at 209 Summer Street effective Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (01/22/2021)

VA Bedford schedules virtual Veteran town hall Feb. 2 - VA Bedford Healthcare System leadership team invites all Veterans to join them at a virtual Veteran Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. (01/14/2021)

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2020

Most Veterans in Mass. VA nursing home choose COVID vaccination - Most of the eligible inpatient Veterans in the Community Living Centers of Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital of VA Bedford Healthcare System have opted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (12/17/2020)

VA Bedford begins COVID-19 vaccinations - VA Bedford Healthcare System began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care employees and Veterans residing in its long-term care Community Living Centers today. (12/14/2020)

VA Bedford one of VA sites to receive initial doses of COVID-19 vaccine - VA Bedford Healthcare System today announced that it has been selected as one of 37 VA sites to receive initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (12/11/2020)

VA Bedford rolls CLCs back to Phase 1 - VA Bedford Healthcare System has moved the Community Living Centers (CLCs) back to Phase 1 of the Opening Up America Again plan due to the rise of positive COVID-19 diagnoses in the facility and surrounding communities, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA) guidelines. (12/08/2020)

Veterans test positive for COVID-19 at VA Bedford CLC - Three inpatient Veterans in the Community Living Center tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday and Tuesday at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital of VA Bedford Healthcare System here. (11/25/2020)

VA Bedford encourages Veterans to leave smoking behind during yearly Great American Smokeout - VA’s smoking counseling programs are one of the most effective tools available for Veterans who want to permanently stop smoking. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging Veterans to take the first step, Nov. 19, to stop smoking as part of the annual Great American Smokeout to improve their physical and mental health by combining cessation counseling with other VA clinical resources and support. (11/19/2020)

VA launches White Ribbon VA initiative - VA Bedford Healthcare System is one of several pilot locations that has launched White Ribbon VA this October to help promote a respectful, safe, and welcoming health care environment for patrons, volunteers, and visitors at VA facilities across the nation. (10/27/2020)

Drive-through flu clinic, outreach event for Veterans at Lynn CBOC moved to Oct. 31 - VA Bedford Healthcare System will host a Mobile Flu Vaccination Clinic and Healthcare Enrollment Event for Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare and those who wish to enroll on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at the Lynn CBOC. (10/06/2020)

VA Bedford loosens Community Living Centers visitation restrictions - VA Bedford Healthcare System has added additional visitation options for the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital and loosened visitation restrictions effective Sept. 28, 2020. (09/28/2020)

VA Bedford to conduct active threat drill Monday - VA Bedford Healthcare System Police will conduct an active threat drill on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at building 1 on the grounds of the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital. (09/25/2020)

Funding awarded to support Veterans in the local area at elevated risk of suicide - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it recently awarded $4.3 million to the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc. and Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc. to bolster suicide prevention services for Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Lynn, Haverhill, and Gloucester, Mass. (09/21/2020)

VA recognizes VA Bedford HeRO award winners for safety initiatives, COVID-19 efforts - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today it honored Veterans Health Administration National HeRO Award recipients Rick Michaud and the Engineering Department from VA Bedford Healthcare System for their contributions to VHA’s journey to becoming a high reliability organization. (09/18/2020)

VA Bedford updates name, logos - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital has updated both its name and official logos to reflect VA Bedford Healthcare System effective Sept. 15, 2020. (09/15/2020)

September is Suicide Prevention Month - During Suicide Prevention Month, VA Bedford Healthcare System encourages supporters to “Be There” for Veterans and help connect them with resources. (09/01/2020)

VA to award $1.28M grant to help prevent and end Veteran homelessness in Haverhill, Mass. - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will award a grant to a local community organization totaling approximately $1,280,000 under the Grant Per Diem (GPD) program. (08/19/2020)

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