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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

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Bay Pines VA to Celebrate 80th Anniversary on July 2

June 28, 2013

BAY PINES, FL. – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will commemorate 80 years of providing VA health care to Veterans during a tree planting and dedication ceremony on July 2 at 10:00 a.m.

The event will take place near Lake Timucuan across from the parking garage on the primary medical center campus.

Highlights of the ceremony will include remarks from Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCS, and a traditional tree planting and dedication to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the healthcare system.

The event will take place outdoors. The Bay Pines VAHCS encourages all attendees to dress appropriately in the event of inclement weather.

The event is open to media. For advanced information, please contact Jason Dangel at 727-798-1531.
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Event Details: 

What: 80th Anniversary Tree Planting and Dedication Ceremony
When: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m. EDT
Where: Lake Timucuan (across from parking garage)
 Bay Pines VA Medical Center
 10000 Bay Pines Blvd.
 Bay Pines, Fla. 33744

Click here to download the ceremony program 

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About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation's leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,500 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The Bay Pines VA is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The healthcare system is also a three-time winner of the Robert W. Carey Circle of Excellence Award, the VA's top honor for quality achievement. The healthcare system operates nine facilities, including the main medical center, located in Bay Pines, and outpatient clinics in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. Every year Bay Pines VAHCS treats nearly 100,000 Veterans while providing a full range of high-quality medical, psychiatric, and extended-care services in outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, and home care settings.