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VAPORHCS Press Releases


Dec. 5, 2016
National VA analytics report released;

Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report put into perspective for Portland

Nov. 11, 2016
Veterans Day Message

Sept. 29, 2016 
The Dalles VA Clinic renamed after Medal of Honor recipient; Ceremony Oct. 1 in The Dalles

June 17, 2016 
VA Northwest Health Network announces new VA Portland Health Care System director

April 19, 2016 
MyVA Cascadia Board invites public for town hall on May 9 in Bend

March 18, 2016 
Acting Director named for VAPORHCS

2016 (Continued):

March 16, 2016 
VA Portland to celebrate opening of new Fisher House on March 23 at 1 p.m.

Mar. 9, 2016 
Office of Inspector General Releases Wait Time Report about VA Portland

Mar. 3, 2016 
VA Portland, Veterans and community leaders celebrate opening of new Fairview Clinic

Jan. 19, 2016 
Newly established MyVA Cascadia Board invites public for town hall on Feb. 25 in Portland



Nov. 10, 2015
Portland VA staff supports nation-wide ‘VA Access Stand Down’

Nov. 5, 2015
VA Portland Health Care System Director’s Veterans Day letter.

Oct. 28, 2015 
Portland VA celebrates 30 years of service to Veterans at the Vancouver Campus Community Living Center

May 26, 2015 
VA Begins “Summer of Service” to Bolster Volunteer Assistance for Veterans; Calls Upon Individuals, Organizations and Communities to Serve Veterans in Nationwide Effort

March. 31, 2015
VA announces new grants to help end Veteran homelessness in Oregon



April. 28, 2014  
VA Northwest Health Network announces new Portland VA Medical Center Director

June. 24, 2014  
Portland VA Medical Center opens new Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Salem

Oct. 17, 2014 
Portland VA Medical Center to notify Veterans affected by inadvertent release of protected health information

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VAPORHCS 2015 Annual Report - click here

VAPORHCS 2014 Update trifold - click here

VAPORHCS 2013 Annual Report - click here

Media Inquiries

Public Affairs Officer, Dan Herrigstad
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (503) 402-2975
After hours, Cell (971) 221-4920

Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Kelli Roesch
Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (503) 808-1920
After hours, Cell (503) 381-7161       



Dan Herrigstad
Public Affairs Officer
Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg 101, R, 120

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