VISN 2: Veterans' Wellness, Summer 2014 - New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network
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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


VISN 2: Veterans' Wellness, Summer 2014

     Summer 2014
Message from New Interim Network Director

Veterans Wellness Magazine Summer 2014
Darlene Delancey, Interim Network Director
Darlene A. DeLancey, M.S.,
Interim Network Director

I am honored to serve as the Interim Network Director for VA Health Care Upstate New York. I look forward to helping you and providing you with the high-quality health care you earned and deserve.

It is my hope that you are getting outside and enjoying the sunshine and warm weather this summer. In this issue, we provide information and tips on how to build a better you, exercise outdoors and improve your overall health. Let this summer and these articles be your gateway to living a healthier lifestyle.

I also want to take this opportunity to address the access issue covered in the news about VA health care. I assure you that the staff at Albany, Bath, Canandaigua, Syracuse and VA Western New York Healthcare System and Community Based Outpatient Clinics are diligent in providing timely medical appointments both in primary and specialty care to meet your health care needs. If there is ever any issue in your health care delivery, please bring it to our attention. We have professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that Veterans and their loved ones get the very best customer service VA has to provide.

We at VA Health Care Upstate New York care deeply for every Veteran we are privileged to serve.

Medal of 2014 Vet Wellness calendar won silver award!
Darlene A. DeLancey, M.S.,
Interim Network Director

Veterans Suffering from Low Back Pain
Are you a Veteran 18 to 65 years of age who has been suffering from low back pain? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study comparing 2 types of shoe inserts at no cost to you! If you qualify, you will be required to come in for 4 visits over a 6-month period. You will be compensated $20 per visit for your time and travel, up to $80 for your participation. This study is taking place at the Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic. If you live within the Rochester area and are interested in this study, please call 585-463-2673 for more information.

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