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Get the latest news from the VA Orlando VA Medical Center and clinics. For more information about VA Orlando health care, contact our Public Affairs Office at 407-631-4436.

Orlando VA Health Care System selects new Assistant Medical Center Director

June 01, 2022

The Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) has selected Dr. Derek D. Szafranski, MBA, as the Assistant Medical Center Director effective May 22, 2022

OVAHCS Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Summer Kitchen and Garden Retreat at Local Fisher House

May 19, 2022

The Orlando VA Health Care System and the Friends of Fisher House Orlando held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil a summer kitchen and garden retreat at the Fisher House today, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. The summer kitchen and garden retreat were donated and funded by the Homer N. Allen Charitable Trust.

OVAHCS Director, Mr. Timothy J. Cooke Receives the 2021 Presidential Rank Award

May 13, 2022

Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) Director, Mr. Timothy J. Cooke has been presented with the 2021 Presidential Rank Award which recognizes a select group of career members of senior executive service (SES) leaders for their exception performance over an extended period of time.

Annual Virtual Caregiver Summit on May 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

April 29, 2022

Virtual Caregiver Summit on May 11, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

OVAHCS cuts ribbon on new tranquility garden at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida

April 27, 2022

A new addition to the in-patient mental health unit at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona, Orlando, Florida is bringing hopefulness, healing, and recovery to Veterans

OVAHCS Veterans share their talents at this year’s National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in St. Petersburg Florida

April 27, 2022

“When life gets too crazy, I just go and do my crafts,” said Marine Corps Veteran, Catherine D’Angelo. “Nothing else matters. It really helps me to focus and calm myself.”

Orlando VA Health Care System Recognizes Local National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Medalists

April 07, 2022

Nearly 100 Veterans will be honored April 20-25 for their artistic abilities during the 41st annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Orlando VA Health Care System Earns Top Performer Status in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index

March 29, 2022

Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) is one of 251 healthcare providers nation-wide to receive the “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” designation

Orlando VA Health Care System selects new Deputy Chief of Staff

March 11, 2022

The Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS) has selected Dr. Priya Vishnubhotla, as Deputy Chief of Staff effective April 1, 2022.

OVAHS among top Florida hospitals to receive 5-star recognition for patient experience

March 08, 2022

The Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHS) has been given 5- star recognition for patient experience by the Becker’s Hospital Review.