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Get the latest news from VA New Jersey-area medical centers and clinics. For more information about VA New Jersey health care, contact our Public Affairs Officer at 908-647-0180 ext. 21-4550 or email

VA New Jersey Health Care System observes 2022 National VA Research Week

May 13, 2022

In recognition of National VA Research Week, May 16-20, VA New Jersey Health Care System honors VA researchers for their work in helping to improve the quality of life of Veterans across the country.

VA New Jersey Health Care System Celebrates Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

April 19, 2022

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 17-23, the East Orange and Lyons Campus will honor its volunteers who support local Veterans with events throughout the week and a public campaign encouraging other citizens to give back.

VA New Jersey Health Care System provides free support to survivors of military sexual trauma

April 08, 2022

As part of its annual campaign during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) is working to increase awareness about the impact of military sexual trauma and VA’s free supportive treatments.

VA New Jersey health care system suspends visitation to inpatient units

January 07, 2022

[EAST ORANGE, LYONS, NJ] — New Jersey is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases associated with the emergence of the Omicron variant. Health officials continue to monitor the situation and study the virus.

VA New Jersey Health Care System Begins Offering COVID-19 Booster Shots

September 29, 2021

On September 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified and recommended several groups of people who should get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster. They Include:

VANJHCS Flu Vaccines are here

September 21, 2021

East Orange – The VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS) will be offering flu vaccination clinics to Veterans at the East Orange and Lyons campuses; and community based outpatient clinic locations starting Monday, Sept. 20.

Independence Day Celebrations can trigger PTSD in Veterans

July 03, 2021

Independence Day fireworks are an American tradition, but mental health professionals say that holiday revelers should be mindful of their neighbors who served in the Armed Forces, as it could be a source of stress and a reminder of wartime.

VA psychiatrist offers “A Few Good Notes” for her Veteran patients

June 14, 2021

Dr. Mary Rorro is a psychiatrist in the New Jersey VA healthcare system treating Veterans. She created a program called “A Few Good Notes,” blending music, poetry, photography and the arts as therapeutic modalities in her psychiatric practice. Her “Guitar Instruction Group” program has also brought the joy of music to Veterans.

VA stands up commission to recommend new Veterans Health Administration Under Secretary

March 09, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established a commission to identify candidates to lead and manage the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).