WICHITA, Kan. –. The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center will be honoring Veterans for the entire month of November. In coordination with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and other VA Medical Centers across the United States, the Dole VAMC will host daily events to support and honor Veterans for their service.
“Every day is Veterans Day at this facility,” said Dole VAMC Director Rick Ament. “However, we intend to make this month special.”
The following are some of the events offered in the month of November:
November 1: Dole VAMC Open House, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Main Entrance.
Sterile Processing Services Ground Breaking, 2-3 p.m.
November 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30: Veterans are encouraged to contact the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center’s Public Affairs Office and participate in the Tell Your Story video project. Share something interesting about your military career and experiences in the service of your country. Veterans will be given a 5- to 10-minute video as a keepsake, and storytellers will be featured on the Dole VAMC Facebook page. For details, contact the Public Affairs Officer at 316-685-2221, Ext. 53064.
November 11: Downtown Wichita Veterans Day Parade featuring Veterans from the Transitional Living Center (TLC). See the parade and cheer these honored Vets as they pass by.
November 1,8,15, 22, 29: Cake will be offered at the new Primary Care Facility, Bldg. 29. Each week at 1:00 p.m., a cake will be dedicated to a different military service.
November 28, Town Hall, 1-3 p.m. Learn about VA programs and have your questions and concerns addressed. Be heard. Join fellow Vets in comradeship.
For more information on what is going on at the Robert Dole VA Medical Center, check out the Dole VAMC Facebook page or call the Public Affairs Officer at 316-685-2221, Ext. 53064.
About the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited, level 1C facility located in Wichita, Kansas that provides a full range of patient care services including medicine, surgery, outpatient psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, oncology, dentistry, visual impairment and low vision rehabilitation, spinal cord dysfunction, traumatic brain injury management, poly-trauma clinic, pain management, post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, homeless services, mental health intensive case management, prosthetics/orthotics, and extended care services.
The Wichita VA Medical Center, The University of Kansas School of Medicine and Wichita State University maintain long-standing affiliation partnership agreements for academic purposes of enhanced patient care, education and research. The medical center is part of VHA VISN 15 Heartland Network, which includes the Eastern Kansas Health Care System (Topeka & Leavenworth), Kansas City, Columbia, St. Louis, Marion, and Poplar Bluff VA Medical Centers. The geographic region includes Kansas, Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana.