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Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC

 

Press Releases


2017

201710-02-54 - Leadership and staff from the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will host a Veterans Town Hall Meeting on October 19 for Veterans and family members living in Sumter area or any Veteran in South Carolina who receives care from the Dorn VAMC. (10/05/2017)

201710-01-53 - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is offering the seasonal flu vaccine at no cost to Veterans to help keep them healthy. VA-enrolled Veterans with a VA ID and another form of identification can receive their annual flu vaccination from any Walgreens. (10/04/2017)

201707-10-44 - Thirteen-year-old spends part of his summer volunteering at Dorn VA Medical Center helping Veterans (07/14/2017)

201706-04-28 - Summer Youth Volunteers Hit the Ground Running at Dorn VA Medical Center (06/13/2017)

201706_03_27 - Dorn VAMC director highlights progress made, future plans for continuing to improve overall health care experience for South Carolina Veterans (06/09/2017)

201705-09-22 - Town Hall planned for Anderson-area Veterans (05/10/2017)

201705-02-15 - Dorn VA, joins the American Nurses Association in honoring nurses dedicated to saving lives and maintaining the health of millions of individuals. (05/02/2017)

201704-02-12 - Cadets from Spring Valley High School JROTC perform for Dorn Veterans and staff. (04/29/2017)

201704-03-13 - Tifany Frialde, nurse manager for the Anderson, S.C. Community Based Outpatient Clinic - one of South Carolina's newest Palmetto Gold Award recipients. (04/29/2017)

201703-06-10 - Veterans Town Hall Meeting on April 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. for Veterans and family members living in Columbia area or any Veteran in South Carolina who receives care from the Dorn VAMC or any one of its seven community-based outpatient clinics. (03/24/2017)

VISN 2017-03-17 - The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of Dr. David L. Omura as the new Medical Center Director of the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. (03/17/2017)

201703-05-09 - In recognition of Women's History Month, the interim director of the Dorn VA Medical Center offer this open letter acknowledging the roles women have played and continue to play in America. (03/16/2017)

201703-04-08 - Media is reminded to attend the first South Carolina Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Summit, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 16. (03/14/2017)

201703-03-07 - There was standing room only first Women Veteran Forum at the Dorn VA Medical Center on March 8. The purpose of the forum is to increase enrollment among women Veterans and to let them know of the services that are offered and available to all of them. (03/09/2017)

201703-02-06 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Media is invited to the first South Carolina Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Summit, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 16. (03/08/2017)

201703-01-05 - Sherree Colvin believes that leading by example and treating others in the manner you would want to be treated are just two fundamentals which should be applied at Dorn VAMC. (03/04/2017)

201702-03-04 - A passion, love of work and family is obvious in Dorn VAMC social worker Lakisha Richie. (02/15/2017)

201702-02-03 - Around Dorn VAMC she's known as the flu lady, but Heather Roth is much more than that. She is Dorn's Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager. (02/03/2017)

201702-01-02 - Paul Whitaker does more than just deliver, pick up, and sort mail. He delivers a message of love and hope through whatever religious song is laid on his heart. And these songs can be like healing medicine for many of the Veterans and staff within the space of Dorn VAMC. (02/02/2017)

201701-01-01 - Veterans Town Hall Meeting for Veterans and family members living in Florence area on Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (01/27/2017)

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2016

RN Critical Care & Mental Health Career Fair - RN Critical Care & Mental Health Career Fair on Saturday, Dec. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Dorn VA Medical Center (12/08/2016)

Flu shots available for Veterans - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is offering the seasonal flu vaccine at no cost to Veterans to help keep them healthy. (11/21/2016)

VA Stand Down - Operation Stand Down 2016 is one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless Veterans and those at risk who experienced major loss during the recent storms and flooding. (11/01/2016)

Dorn to showcase primary care services at fall festival - Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will host a ‚ÄúHeroes for our Superheroes‚ÄĚ Fall Festival this Friday for all Veterans. (10/26/2016)

Dorn VAMC assists with evacuation (Update 1) - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center received 24 Veteran patients yesterday from the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston as they evacuated South Carolina’s coastal region in response to Hurricane Matthew approaching. (10/06/2016)

Dorn VAMC assists with evacuation (Update 2) - Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center received 24 Veteran/patients from the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston as they evacuated South Carolina’s coastal region in response to Hurricane Matthew (10/06/2016)

Dorn VAMC assists with evacuation - Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is preparing to receive approximately 24 Veteran patients due to the evacuation of the VA medical Center in Charleston, S.C., as Hurricane Matthew approaches. (10/05/2016)

Town Hall Meetings - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will host two Veterans Town Hall Meetings on Sept. 26 for Veterans and family members living in Greenville and Spartanburg areas. (09/19/2016)

Dorn partners with VERC - Dorn partners with national process improvement team in effort to continue improving quality of care and access to Veterans (07/24/2016)

Dorn Honors Volunteers - William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will recognize more than 800 volunteers for the 64,500 hours they contributed toward caring for Veterans, driving, directing, sitting, serving, comforting and counseling on a regular basis at a private ceremony April 14. (04/14/2016)

Dorn's 2016 Palmetto Gold Award winners - Five Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center nurses receive prestigious Palmetto Gold Award (04/06/2016)

Dorn VAMC to participate in nationwide VA Stand Down - Dorn VAMC to host informational open house and help homeless Veterans find immediate short-term housing during weekend Stand Down on February 27. (02/24/2016)

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2015

National Veterans Access Stand Down at Dorn - Dorn VAMC, along with all VA medical centers across the country, participate in the first-ever National Veterans Access Stand Down Saturday, November 14 (11/17/2015)

Stand Down 2015 - Operation Stand Down 2015 is one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless Veterans. (11/05/2015)

Veterans Day event - The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is hosting a Veteran’s Day Program Tuesday, Nov. 10 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Elizabeth Poat Auditorium (Building 5) on the VA campus. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend. (11/05/2015)

Annual Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program - Operation Stand Down 2015 is one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to provide services to homeless Veterans. (10/23/2015)

Dorn VA Medical Center (UPDATE5) - Dorn VAMC’s Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Sumterwill be closed October 9, but expected to be repaired and open for Veteran’s appointments October 13. Veterans with appointments on Friday will be notified of this change (10/08/2015)

Dorn VA Medical Center (UPDATE4) - The Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Sumter will be closed again on Thursday, Oct. 8. Veterans with appointment will be notified. (10/07/2015)

Dorn VA Medical Center (UPDATE3) - After further consideration, Dorn VAMC leadership decided the Sumter Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will be closed October 7. (10/06/2015)

Dorn VA Medical Center (UPDATE) - Outpatient clinics for Dorn and Sumter CBOC will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 6. All other CBOCs will be open during regularly scheduled hours. (10/05/2015)

Flu Shots for Veterans enrolled in VA health care - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is now offering the seasonal flu vaccine at no cost to Veterans to help keep them healthy. (09/24/2015)

Dorn VA Nurses Receive Gold and more ‚Äď reward? Healthy Veterans - ‚Äď Recently six William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center nurses were recognized by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation for their commitment and excellence to the profession while serving Veterans. (07/31/2015)

Georgia Military/VA partnership grows with the addition of South Carolina - Georgia-Lina Federal Healthcare Executive Council has added the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and the Moncrief Army Community Hospital to the group to further improve access to health care. (07/08/2015)

Dorn VAMC seeks LPNs and nursing assistants - Dorn VAMC is looking for LPNs or Nursing Assistants with experience in Medical/Surgical units; Mental Health; Community Living Center (Nursing Home); or Medical, Surgery or Primary Care clinics. (07/07/2015)

South Carolina student support ‚ÄúSummer of Service‚ÄĚ - Two of the nearly 50 student summer volunteers tell about their experiences and what they get out of volunteering. (06/26/2015)

Dorn VA Medical Center ‚ÄúSummer of Service‚ÄĚ open house/town hall - On June 29, Dorn VA Medical Center will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and a town hall meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. All Veterans are encouraged to attend. (06/25/2015)

Mobile Vet Center coming to Fort Jackson - The Columbia Mobile Vet Center is schedule to be at the Fort Jackson Solomon Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday in conjunction with the Hiring Our Heroes US Chamber Commerce Foundation Job Expo 2015. (06/15/2015)

Community Living Center residents enjoy special buffet-sytle lunch - One day every month Dorn VAMC Community Living Center Veterans get a special buffet-style lunch to change things up a bit and to celebrate monthly observances. (06/11/2015)

Dorn VAMC Summer Student Program - Teenage Summer of Service - Dorn welcomes fifty new volunteers for the summer as part of the Summer Student Volunteer Program; a way to share a ‚Äúvolunteer‚ÄĚ experience to 13-17 year olds from local South Carolina schools. (06/09/2015)

Columbia Mobile Vet Center in West Columbia - Service members and their families are invited to come to the Columbia Mobile Vet Center at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Centerand receive information on Vet Center services. Staff will be available to discuss readjustment and transitional needs and to connect veterans to VA and community resources. (06/01/2015)

Post-9/11 Veterans Appreciation Night at Blowfish Baseball - Post 9/11 Veterans who call to register will receive free admission to the Blowfish home game May 30 for themselves and their families. (05/27/2015)

VA Begins ‚ÄúSummer of Service‚ÄĚ to Bolster Volunteer Assistance for Veterans - The William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veteran Affairs Medical Center is renewing its commitment to Veterans by inviting the community to visit and explore opportunities to serve veterans during an open house, June 29. (05/26/2015)

VA Celebrates National Nurse's Week May 6-12 - As part of the National Nurse's Week, Dorn VAMC recognizes several nurses with the Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nursing. (05/08/2015)

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2014

14th Annual Vets’ Christmas Charity Ride - On Dec. 14 the South Carolina community will gather atop hundreds of thunderous motorcycles, trikes and in vintage automobiles to bring needed donations and good will to the Veterans of the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. (12/09/2014)

Town Hall Meeting in the Upstate - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) will hold a Town Hall Meeting December 18 for Veterans. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at the Greenville County Council Chambers. (12/08/2014)

Joint Commission Top Performer for 4th Year - William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Earns ‚ÄėTop Performer on Key Quality Measures¬ģ‚Äô Recognition from The Joint Commission (11/17/2014)

Knights of Columbus Donation - The Dorn VAMC Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program was selected by the Knights of Columbus (Mother Teresa Assembly, Lexington, SC) to receive a charitable donation to enhance program services for Veterans who have chronic mental illnesses. (11/12/2014)

2014 Stand Down for the Homeless - Dorn VA Medical Center and Midland Area partners host Stand Down for the Homeless on Nov. 7 (10/30/2014)

2014 Dementia Seminar - Free Seminar to provide resources for Caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimer patients (10/27/2014)

2014 Caregiver Support Conference - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will host its 5th Annual Caregiver Conference, entitled "Caregiving: Maintaining Hope, Courage, and Strength‚ÄĚ on November 4 in honor of National Caregiver Month. (10/15/2014)

Flu Shots for Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare - Getting a flu vaccination is the best protection against the flu and vaccines are available at the Dorn VAMC for Veterans. (10/02/2014)

Tribute to Former POWs and those Missing in Action - On September 8, 2014, Veterans, family members, partners and staff paid tribute to Former POWs and those Missing in Action. (09/10/2014)

Dorn VET Radio launched - Dorn VET Radio launched to provide local VA healthcare information (09/04/2014)

Mental Health Summits - Dorn VA Medical Center hosts Mental Health Summits in Columbia and Greenville Sustaining our commitment to improve the mental health of Veterans and their families (09/04/2014)

Outreach Fair and Town Hall for Veterans on Sept. 24 - Dorn VA Medical Center hosts an Outreach Fair and Town Hall for Veterans - Events provide information and opportunities for feedback on VA healthcare (09/02/2014)

VA Acting Secretary visits Columbia - Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson announced additional actions to improve Veterans’ access to care at the Dorn VA Medical Center. (07/09/2014)

Ladies Night Out for Women Veterans - Dorn VAMC to host Ladies Night Out for Women Veterans - May 14, 2014 (04/29/2014)

Lawyers 4 Vets - Lawyers 4 Vets: A Veterans Pro Bono Legal Clinic. New SC Appleseed initiative connects lower-income Veterans with local attorneys who will provide one-on-one free legal advice or representation. (04/24/2014)

VA Southeast Network Announces New Medical Center Director - Mr. Timothy B. McMurry, EdD, MSN, BSN; Brings Leadership and Proven Healthcare Experience to the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center located in Columbia, South Carolina (04/17/2014)

Dorn VA hosts Open House to recruit Critical Care Nurses - Dorn VA hosts Open House to recruit Critical Care Nurses (04/04/2014)

Cardiology team implants first of its kind defibrillator in Columbia SC - Dorn VA Medical Center Cardiology team implants first of its kind defibrillator in the local area that can be placed beneath the skin without having wires in the heart (03/28/2014)

2014 Patient Safety Fair - COLUMBIA, S.C.‚ÄĒIn honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, staff at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center held a Patient Safety Fair here March 6-8 that included interactive learning activities aimed at maintaining a culture of safety in health care. (03/12/2014)

Dorn welcomes new Chief of Staff - Interim Director Maria Andrews announced today the official arrival of Dorn VA Medical Center’s Chief of Staff Bernard L. DeKoning, M.D. (02/04/2014)

Winter Storm Status Update 2 - DORN VAMC STATUS UPDATE Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:25 p.m. (01/28/2014)

WINTER STORM STATUS UPDATE 1 - The Dorn VAMC Incident Management Team will activate at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 1/28/2014 to manage operations due to potential impacts from the approaching winter storm. Check details for medical center and clinic status. (01/27/2014)

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2013

Operating Room Update - WJB Dorn VA Medical Center Operating Room Update (12/18/2013)

My HealtheVet 10-Year Anniversary - VA Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of My HealtheVet Online Access Available to Support Veterans Health Care (12/02/2013)

VA News Release - Top Performers - Thirty-two Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities from across the nation were recently recognized as ‚Äútop performers‚ÄĚ by the independent panel that accredits and certifies health care organizations. (11/19/2013)

WJB Dorn VAMC: A Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Measures - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center recently was named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures¬ģ by The Joint Commission. (11/06/2013)

2013 Veterans Day Events - Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center participates in 2013 Veterans Day Events (11/04/2013)

2013 Homeless Stand Down - Midland Area partners with Dorn VA Medical Center to host Stand Down for the Homeless (10/23/2013)

Sumter VA Clinic hosts Evening Women's Group - The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center’s Sumter Community-Based Outpatient Clinic is hosting a monthly Women’s Group. The purpose of the group is to provide the tools needed to more effectively deal with issues in life complicated by PTSD, depression, anxiety, or grief. (10/15/2013)

Dorn VAMC Marriage Retreat - Dorn VA is offering PAIRS relationship enrichment one-day seminars. This short-course is a condensed version the same dynamic curriculum taught during the weekend Marriage Enrichment Retreats. (08/13/2013)

Dorn VA Medical Center opens new Greenville Outpatient Clinic - William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center officials proudly announced today the new Greenville Community-Based Outpatient Clinic will open its doors to Veterans on Aug. 19. (08/12/2013)

2013 Mental Health Summit - The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center will host a Mental Health Summit for providers titled ‚ÄúA Community of Care: Everyone Has A Role‚ÄĚ on Sept. 11 to enhance partnerships throughout the community to better care for Veterans and their family members. (08/07/2013)

Dorn VAMC launches feature story series about South Carolina Veterans - WJB Dorn VA Medical Center launches new feature article series on VA patients who are South Carolina Veterans. (08/01/2013)

VA Starts Campaign to Raise PTSD Awareness - VA Starts Campaign to Raise PTSD Awareness (06/24/2013)

VA Hires Over 1,600 Mental Health Professionals - VA Hires Over 1,600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal, Expands Access to Care and Outreach Efforts Dorn VA Medical Center Hires 20 New Mental Health Professionals (06/21/2013)

Dorn VAMC Awards DAISY Winners - Employees honored as DAISY awardees (06/04/2013)

Seminar for Health Care Professionals - Dorn VAMC will host a seminar on June 21 for health care professionals to increase the knowledge of military culture and improve practice of mental and behavioral health issues of Veterans and their families. Registration Deadline is June 17. (06/04/2013)

Healing Garden Set to Open June 13 - Dorn VA Medical Center to unveil Healing Garden (06/03/2013)

VA Welcome Home Celebration at Greenville Zoo - WJB Dorn VA Medical Center is hosting a Welcome Home Celebration for Veterans and Families at Greenville Zoo on May 25, 2013 (05/16/2013)

Dorn VAMC Research Day Event May 14 - Dorn VA Medical Center hosts Research Day Event May 14 (05/13/2013)

Ladies Night Out for Women Veterans - Dorn VA Medical Center to host Ladies Night Out for Women Veterans Honoring Women Veterans for their service to our Nation (05/09/2013)

Ms. Carolyn L. Adams Appointed as Interim Director at WJB Dorn VAMC - Message from the Director VA Southeast Network Announcing Appointment of Interim Director Carolyn L. Adams (05/08/2013)

Welcome Home Celebration for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans and Families - The WJB Dorn VAMC will host OEF/OIF/OND Welcome Home Celebration at the Greenville Zoo to honor Veterans and their Families for their service and support (05/08/2013)

Dorn VAMC hosts VA 2K Walk and Roll for Homeless Veterans Program and Employee Wellness - VA 2K Walk and Roll Event Promotes Employee Wellness and Supports Veteran Homelessness Program (05/07/2013)

2013 WJB Dorn VAMC Research Day Event - Join us at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center to celebrate the work of our VA researchers during the 2013 National VA Research Week observance on May 14 (05/06/2013)

Dorn VA Medical Center Notifies Veterans of Missing Laptop - Dorn VA Medical Center Offers Free Credit Monitoring to Veterans Whose Personal Information May Have Been Stolen (04/12/2013)

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