Manchester Press Releases - VAMC Manchester, New Hampshire
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VAMC Manchester, New Hampshire


Manchester Press Releases


VA Manchester increases availability of telehealth services through launch of Digital Divide Consult - Today, VA Manchester Healthcare System announced it has expanded opportunities for Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system to access their care by telehealth through the launch of its Digital Divide Consult and continued partnerships with private-sector companies facilitated by the VA’s Secretary's Center for Strategic Partnerships. (05/25/2021)

VA Manchester Vaccinates 10,000 in the Fight against COVID-19 - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Manchester Healthcare System reached over 10,000 administered with a COVID-19 vaccine. Janet Poulin and Donnie Spittle, Veteran, US Air Force, were number 10,000 and 10,001 to receive their vaccine through VA Manchester Healthcare System. (04/29/2021)

Manchester VA Medical Center to Hold Virtual Joint Veteran Town Hall Showcasing My HealtheVet - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Manchester will hold a Joint Veteran Town Hall with Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) showcasing My HealtheVet. My HealtheVet is an on-line portal support system that further empowers Veterans with access to their medical records, secured messaging with the providers, the ability to refill prescriptions and more. (04/29/2021)

VA Manchester Announces Phone Interruption and Urgent Care Closure for Updates to Key Infrastructure - VA Manchester Announces Phone Interruption and Urgent Care Closure for Updates to Key Infrastructure (04/21/2021)

VA Manchester SAVE LIVES Act Expands Local COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility - VA Manchester Healthcare System expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers and spouses under SAVE LIVES Act (04/05/2021)

VA Manchester Healthcare System Participates in National ‘Age-Friendly Health Systems’ Initiative - VA Manchester joins movement to improve health care for older adults, contributing to a goal of 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems becoming age-friendly. (04/05/2021)

VA Manchester announces stakeholder listening sessions as part of ongoing effort to guide the future - The VA Manchester Healthcare System will hold a virtual listening session with stakeholders March 23rd from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to hear from Veterans and the communities VA serves. (03/17/2021)

Received Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Allows for Additional By Appointment Only 1st Dose Clinic - VA Manchester Healthcare System to hold a by appointment only first dose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Enrolled and eligible Veterans to contact the Call Center to schedule an appointment. (03/15/2021)

Three VA facilities join forces to vaccinate Maine, NH Veterans - Community Partnership COVID-19 Vaccination Event Portsmouth Senior Activity Center hosted a tri-state team from VA New England Healthcare System (HCS) to conduct a COVID vaccination clinic for Enrolled VA Veterans living in Maine and New Hampshire. (03/10/2021)

First Vaccines for Outpatient at VA Manchester - First vaccines provided at Manchester VA Medical Center (01/12/2021)

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VA Manchester Healthcare System begins COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution with Moderna - VA Manchester Healthcare System will begin COVID-19 vaccination with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for this vaccine. (12/21/2020)

Long-time leader within VA Manchester Healthcare System Appointed Associate Director - Associate Director Appointed to Top Management Team at VA Manchester Healthcare System (12/15/2020)

Kevin Forrest Brings Proven Leadership, Depth of Experience to New Hampshire’s Veterans - Mr. Kevin Forrest Brings Proven Leadership, Depth of Experience to New Hampshire’s Veterans (06/05/2020)

Virtual Memorial Day Offers Remembrance and Support - VA Manchester Healthcare System offers on demand virtual Memorial Day program. All are encouraged to share a remembrance of their Veteran. (05/25/2020)

VA Manchester Appoints Chief Nurse Executive - Appointed VA Manchester Chief Nurse Executive comes with widely recognized expertise in leadership and commitment to best serve Veterans (05/13/2020)

Social Workers are a critical part of Team Manchester VA - Social Workers are a critical part of Team Manchester VA. Social workers assist Veterans, family members and caregivers in resolving issues related to housing, finance, mental health, relationships and physical limitations. They provide care coordination and education and lead quality improvement efforts to identify and advocate for needed resources and services. Social workers also offer help related to advance care planning – naming someone to make healthcare decisions if the patient is unable to do so. (04/29/2020)

Safe Mental Health Care During the COVID-19 Outbreak - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Now more than ever, the VA Manchester Healthcare System is committed to providing high-quality mental health care while keeping Veterans safe from exposure to the coronavirus. (04/28/2020)

VA New England supports VA ‘Fourth Mission’ COVID-19 response - VA traditionally provides Veterans’ healthcare, benefits and memorial affairs. In times of national crisis, such as the current Coronavirus pandemic, VA can also provide services to the nation based on requests from states. This is known as VA’s Fourth Mission. (04/22/2020)

Thank you! - VA Manchester Health Care System staff extends our deep appreciation for the community support to our staff and Veterans. The community caring for our team members who deliver care has been a welcome delight during a stressful time. (04/03/2020)

VA Manchester Community Based Outpatient Clinics Transition all Patient Care to Virtual Care - VA Manchester Health Care System announces virtual care only access at its Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in Conway, Portsmouth, Somersworth and Tilton, effective close of business, Monday, March 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. (03/28/2020)

Protect Yourself From COVID-19: Access VA Care from Home - Veterans can receive care at home — either over the phone or via video using VA Video Connect on their computers, smartphones, or tablets. To set up telephone or video appointments, Veterans can send their provider a secure message on My HealtheVet by visiting Veterans may also call, but VA is requesting that Veterans only call with urgent needs at this time. To learn more about VA Video Connect, visit (03/26/2020)

Manchester Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center has taken steps to intensify its COVID-19 response - Beginning March 23th, all Veterans arriving on campus will be screened in their vehicles. Veterans should use the Main Eagle Entrance to access our single-source drive thru screening entrance. Signage and staff will support parking and access, once Veterans are screened and deemed asymptomatic, will be made through the Mountain Entrance. Visitors at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Conway, Portsmouth and Tilton are screened at the entrance. Testing for COVID-19 does not take place at any of these locations. Anyone who is ill should call the medical center before coming in at 800-892-8384 x 3199. (03/22/2020)

Manchester VA Calls for all to Act and Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 - Manchester VA Asks You to Call Before You Come in for Any Unscheduled Care (03/15/2020)

VA announces safeguards to protect nursing home and spinal cord injury patients - While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still considers COVID-19 to be a low threat to the general American public, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, March 10, new safeguards aimed at limiting COVID-19 exposure risk for two of its most susceptible patient populations: nursing home residents and spinal-cord injury patients. (03/10/2020)

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VA New England garners three VA excellence awards for Nursing - VA New England employees received top honors recently from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the annual Excellence in Nursing and for the Advancement of Nursing award program. (12/19/2019)

International Volunteer Day - On this Giving Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages community members, businesses and organizations to help support hospitalized Veterans throughout the country by doing what they can. Each year, thousands of Veterans spend the holidays at VA inpatient facilities away from family and friends. (12/03/2019)

Manchester VA Increases Veterans Urgent and Walk-In Care Locations Eightfold - Manchester VAMC has expanded its MISSION Act community urgent and walk-in care locations and now has providers in the following areas: Alton; Belmont; Colebrook; Concord; Epping; Hampton; Hooksett; Lebanon; Londonderry; Manchester; Milford; Nashua; Portsmouth and Salem. Only two weeks ago, there were ten locations in New Hampshire, and today, there are over eighty urgent and walk-in care centers within a 50-mile radius of Manchester VAMC. (07/30/2019)

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New Hampshire Hospital Association Honors Alfred Montoya, Director, Manchester VA Medical Center - The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) recently honored Alfred Montoya, MHA, VHA-CM, Director, Manchester VA Medical Center with its 2018 James A. Hamilton Founder’s Award during its Annual Meeting held at the Omni Mount Washington Resort. (10/25/2018)

Annual VA Report Shows Manchester VA Medical Center Improved Over Past Year in Quality of Service - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data SAIL that showed significant improvements at Manchester VA Medical Center. (09/27/2018)

Rare Expertise in Workforce Offers Twin State Vets Higher Quality of Care - Manchester, NH and White River Junction, VT VA Medical Centers are proud to have Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists on their teams. This is a distinct honor that less than a single percentile of physical therapists in the nation hold and only 12 are in the VA Healthcare system nationwide. (09/12/2018)

VA Endorses Recommendations for Enhanced Veteran Care in New Hampshire - Acting VA Secretary Peter O’Rourke announced his concurrence with Manchester VA Medical Center's Response to the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) recommendations regarding future health-care delivery for Veterans in New Hampshire. (06/14/2018)

Manchester VAMC Director Awarded for Excellence - Alfred A Montoya Jr., MHA, VHA-CM, Director Manchester VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, earns American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Early Career Healthcare Executive Award (04/19/2018)

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4th Annual VA2K Event - On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 the VA Medical Center will be hosting two events in support of the 4th Annual 2k Walk for Homeless Veterans. (04/28/2014)

Press Release - Open House for Enrollment - The Manchester VA Medical Center in Manchester, NH will be hosting an Open House for Enrollment and Eligibility. (04/08/2014)

Press Release Advance Directive - Do you have an Advance Directive? A Living Will..... (03/09/2014)

Tammy A. Krueger appointed Medical Center Director - The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy A. Krueger as the new director of Manchester VA Medical Center. (02/28/2014)

Manchester VAMC Celebrates Social Worker Month - On Tuesday, March 4th and Friday, March 7th, from the hours of 8:00A to 4:00P on the EAST WING of the First Floor, the Manchester VAMC and their Social Work Service will be promoting VA Social Work Services and Advance Directives. (02/28/2014)

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Manchester VAMC Part of 2013 Platinum Performance Award - VAMC Manchester, as part of the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1), has been honored with the 2013 Platinum Performance Excellence Award from Partners in Performance Excellence© (PiPEx). Manchester VA received the award during PiPEx's 2013 Baldrige Best Practices Summit at the Westin, in Waltham, MA on November 4. (11/29/2013)

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Manchester VAMC OIF/OEF Coordinator Appeared on NH Public Radio "The Exchange" Show. - Discussion on granite state soldiers coming home from war. (04/15/2008)

Manchester VA Hosts Community Wide Pandemic Flu Tabletop Exercise - On Friday, April 11, 2008, VAMC Manchester conducted a VISN-sponsored Pandemic Flu Tabletop Exercise at an offsite location. The event was designed with a focus on educating, practicing, and enhancing the facility's ability to respond effectively and efficiently both internally, and externally with local and regional agencies. (04/15/2008)

National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans - Community reaches out to veterans hospitalized at VAMC Manchester, NH. (02/05/2008)

My HealtheVet Online Honored for "Consumer Empowerment" - Condensed by Manchester VAMC My HealtheVet Coordinator, Melba Thompson, MSN, ARNP from a series of articles written by local personnel. (02/01/2008)

VA Healthcare in New Hampshire -- Past, Present, and Future - VA healthcare in New Hampshire. (01/20/2008)

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