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South Texas Veterans Health Care System Press Releases


2021

Kerrville VA Medical Center expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, and spouses - “Since the start of the pandemic, South Texas Veterans Health Care System has been focused on vaccinating as many Veterans as possible, and we are excited to multiply our efforts thanks to the SAVE LIVES Act,” said Christopher Sandles, director of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. “Beginning Monday, April 12, we will begin allowing walk-ins at the Kerrville VA Medical Center, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.” (04/07/2021)

San Antonio VA expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, and spouses under SAVE L - “Since the start of the pandemic, South Texas Veterans Health Care System has been focused on vaccinating as many Veterans as possible, and we are excited to multiply our efforts thanks to the SAVE LIVES Act,” said Christopher Sandles, director of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. “Beginning Monday, April 12, we will begin allowing walk-ins at the Wonderland of the Americas mall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (04/07/2021)

San Antonio VA Begins Vaccinating all Veterans, Caregivers, and Spouses - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, spouses and CHAMPVA beneficiaries under the SAVE LIVES Act. (04/02/2021)

Kerrville VA Medical Center to hold virtual hiring event - The Kerrville VA Hospital will hold a virtual hiring event during the week of January 21-28th. The targeted positions include Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Vocational Nurses for the Kerrville VA Community Living Center. (01/20/2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-In Clinic Postponed on January 23 - Due to a high number of walk ins from last weekend’s Vaccination Clinic, the Vaccination Clinic originally planned for January 23 will be postponed. (01/20/2021)

Kerrville VA Medical Center to Begin Vaccinating Veterans - The Kerrville VA Medical Center will administer Pfizer’s COVID vaccinations to enrolled Veterans 70 years of age or older on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans may schedule an appointment by contacting the Call Center at (877) 537-7348 or present as a walk-in at the Kerrville VA Medical Center located at 3600 Memorial Boulevard. (01/14/2021)

San Antonio VA Medical Center to Begin Vaccinating Veterans aged 75 years and older - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System will administer Pfizer’s COVID vaccinations every Saturday, beginning January 9, 2021 to enrolled Veterans of 75 years of age and older. (01/07/2021)

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2020

Kerrville VA begins COVID-19 vaccinations - The South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Kerrville VA Medical Center began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care employees and Veterans residing in long-term care Community Living Centers today. The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is part of the initial group of 37 VA medical centers across the country that began receiving and administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week. (12/23/2020)

VA releases vaccine distribution plan, San Antonio VA to begin vaccinating Vets & front-line workers - San Antonio VA received its initial allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine, plans to vaccinate first round of patients and front-line workers this week. (12/15/2020)

SAN ANTONIO AND KERRVILLE VA OFFERING DRIVE-THRU FLU SHOTS FOR VETERANS - South Texas Veterans Health Care System is encouraging enrolled Veterans to obtain their influenza vaccinations. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for the following groups of Veterans: (1) persons at high risk for flu-related complications including persons aged 50 years old and greater, (2) persons of any age with chronic medical illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease and (3) persons who live with or care for persons at high risk. (4) Anyone who lives in community living centers (nursing homes), (5) Women who will be pregnant during the flu season. (09/02/2020)

Health care delivery begins under new VA contract - Today marks the beginning of community health care delivery to our local Veterans under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contract awarded to TriWest Healthcare Alliance. “The new Community Care Network (CCN) contract awards reflect our ongoing commitment to increasing Veterans access to care,” said VA Secretary Robert L. Wilkie, “and were designed based on feedback from Veterans and other stakeholders.” TriWest Health Care Alliance has been managing VA’s community care network in the San Antonio area, and transitioned to the new Community Care Network today. (07/21/2020)

Kerrville leadership meet with CLC Family Members about COVID19 - (KERRVILLE, TX) – 11 inpatients at the Kerrville VA Community Living Center known as the “Sky Blue Vista” neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. The patients are currently receiving inpatient treatment at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio. Three employees have also tested positive. (07/14/2020)

San Antonio VA Medical Center surpasses 45,900 video visits in 2020 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that video telehealth appointments to Veterans’ homes increased over 1000%, as Veterans increasingly chose virtual care through VA Video Connect during the Covid-19 pandemic. In San Antonio, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System has conducted over 45,900 telehealth appointments between October 2019 through July 2020. (07/08/2020)

SAN ANTONIO VA COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER RESIDENTS BEING TRANSFERRED TO KERRVILLE VA MEDICAL CENTER - The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital (ALMMVH) is transferring twenty-one residents from its Community Living Center (CLC) to the Kerrville VA Medical Center. The transfer is expected to take place beginning Wednesday, July 1. (06/30/2020)

VA encourages donations to help vets homeless or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic - he U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access to health care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals and organizations are asked to donate essential items such as nonperishables to combat food insecurity and new mobile phones to enable Veterans to access VA telehealth services. (05/18/2020)

STVHCS updates vistation policy - A temporary “no visitor” policy has been adopted at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital in San Antonio.    (03/16/2020)

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2019

2019 Mental Health Summit Media Advisory - South Texas VA hosts annual Mental Health Summit. The South Texas VA is hosting a Mental Health Summit Thursday, 8 August at St. Phillips College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, Texas. The formal program begins at 8:20 a.m. Joining South Texas VA Mental Health Service staff are community partners and mental health providers from around the South Texas region. The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to enhance the mental health and well-being of Veterans and their family members through increased collaboration between the VA and community stakeholders. (08/07/2019)

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2018

South Texas VA to host Kerrville Veteran's Day Town Hall Meeting November 8 - The town hall is one of many VA is holding around the country. The meetings are intended to provide local Veterans a wide-open forum and for VA officials to hear directly from beneficiaries as a step toward improvement and to rebuild trust among Veterans. The meeting is open to Congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, Veterans and their family members. South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Houston VA Regional Office and National Cemetery Administration staff will be on hand to listen to Veterans and field questions. (10/30/2018)

Kerrville campus is Hosting 8th Annual Veteran Heroes Charity Golf Tournament - The Kerrville Campus of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System invites all golfers to participate in the “8th Annual Veteran Heroes Charity Golf Tournament”, Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Scott Schreiner Golf Course, 1 Country Club Dr., Kerrville, TX 78028. (04/19/2018)

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