Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to Host Open House Events in Recognition of 85th Anniversary - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to Host Open House Events in Recognition of 85th Anniversary

March 13, 2018

 Veterans and their families are invited to attend the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s 85th Anniversary Open House events at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla. and Lee County Healthcare Center in Cape Coral, Fla. on Tuesday, March 20. Both events will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information and available resources for Veterans will include VA health care benefits, VA benefits (non-medical), volunteer opportunities, VA employment information, women Veterans services, suicide prevention, and services specifically for Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn Veterans.
Vietnam Veterans who attend the events may also receive a special commemorative lapel pin, along with several other items, as part of the Nation’s continued commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
The open house events are being held to celebrate the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System’s 85th anniversary and to highlight the programs and services the organization offers Veterans. Bay Pines officially opened its doors to serve Veteran on March 16, 1933 as a National Soldiers Home for disabled volunteer soldiers. At that time, there were 250 employees on duty and facilities capable of providing health care services for about 159 Veterans.
Over the years, the healthcare system grew exponentially. Today, Bay Pines is one of the largest VA healthcare systems in the country. The organization serves more than 110,000 Veterans, and employs nearly 4,300 clinical and administrative professionals. For more information about the history of Bay Pines, please visit
For additional information about the open house events, please call 727-398-6661, extension 14110. You can also receive information by subscribing to receive updates via email at, or by connecting with us on Facebook,, and Twitter,  

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System 
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing nearly 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at