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Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC


Palmetto Post

The Palmetto Post is a newsletter for the Veterans of South Carolina, specifically those who are patients at the Wm. Jennings Byran Dorn VA Medical Center or one of it seven community-based outpatient clinics in Anderson, Florence, Greenville, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, or Sumter.

Local VA News and Features


Palmetto Post Staff

Veterans' Town Hall planned for Spartanburg area

A Veteran’s Town Hall meeting is scheduled for April 25 for Veterans living in the Spartanburg area. The event is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 p.m. in the National Guard Armory/University Readiness Center at 301 North Campus Blvd. in Spartanburg.

Leadership and representatives from the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, the Veteran Benefit s Administration’s Regional Office as well as staff from the Orangeburg Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will be available to provide updates about Dorn VA Medical Center and its outpatient clinics, improvements of patient care and nursing services, and Veterans benefits in general.

For more information about the town hall event, please call Evetta Gregg at or Ebonee Brown at Ebonee.Brown@va. gov.

Veterans' Town Hall planned for Greenville area

A Veteran’s Town Hall meeting is scheduled for May 23 for Veterans living in the Greenville area. The event is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 p.m. in the Greenville County Council Chambers at 301 University Ridge in Greenville.


Facility Leadership

David Omura - Director

Jeff Soots -
Associate Director

Bernard DeKoning -
Chief of Staff

Ruth Mustard -
Associate Director
for Nursing/Patient Services

Angelia Scott -
Assistant Director

Public Affairs Specialists

Bob Hall
Jenniefer Scales

Medical Media Photographer

Ken Holt

National VA News and Features


VA to host nationwide "Baby Shower" for Mother's Days
To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, 60 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (VAMC) around the country will host baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother’s Day, in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.

Helping Veterans respond to an opiod overdose
In 2016, more than 46 people died every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids.  Today, 40 percent of all U.S. opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid.

Debunking the VA privatization myth
There is no effort underway to privatize VA and to suggest otherwise is completely false and a red herring designed to distract and avoid honest debate on the real issues surrounding Veterans’ health care.

VA seeks artist to design National Veteran's Day poster
The 2018 National Veterans Day Poster Contest is underway. Each year the Veterans Day National Committee publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster. The poster is selected from artwork submitted by artists nationwide and is distributed to VA facilities, military installations around the world across cities and town in our nation. 

Applications accepted for National Veterans Wheelchair games
The Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for the 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Registration began January 2 and will close April 15, 2018. Applications can be completed online at The 2018 National Veterans Wheelchair Games will take place in Orlando, Florida from July 30 – Aug 4.