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Volunteer Banquet honors those who give to those who served

Dole VA honored one of its most valued and crucial resources during the Volunteer Banquet on Friday, April 19.

Dole VA staff serving food to volunteers at the buffet table.

Cath Lab Nurse Recognizes Hidden Symptoms - Saves a Veteran's Life

In the fast-paced environment of Dole VA’s Cath Lab — where urgency often rules — registered nurse Brittany Corona recently demonstrated exceptional vigilance and dedication that ultimately saved a Veteran’s life.

Brittany Corona, RN, Cath Lab recognized hidden symptoms of Veteran and saves her life.

Quick thinking Dole VA employees save visiting Veteran's life

Thanks to quick thinking by a visitor and actions by Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center staff, a Veteran and his family will celebrate at least one more holiday season together.

three dole va staffers

Procession of police officers and bikers escort Veteran through his Final Mile

Army Veteran Robert William Stephens, Jr., recently passed away while an inpatient at Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. Alaina Reyes, Decedent Affairs Specialist for Dole VA, discovered Mr. Stephens had no next of kin.

Members of the Dole VA Police Department and Veteran biker groups salute Army Veteran Robert Williams Stephens Jr. during a recent Final Mile ceremony.

Veterans Art Show showcases talent, therapeutic progress

From live poetry and singing performances to painted ceramics and sculptures, the 2023 Veterans Art Show showcased the artistic talents of local Veterans in 23 categories.

Veteran Art Show graphic design

VA extends PACT Act application deadline to August 14

Extension will ensure that no Veteran or survivor will miss out on a single day of backdated PACT Act benefits

PACT Act Update

Dole VA demonstrates excellence in infection control

The Dole VA Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and supporting staff crossed a notable benchmark last week: 365 days with zero healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)

Group photo of Dole VA ICU staff being recognized for 365 days without an infection.

Dole VA welcomes new CEO and Medical Center Director

As of July 17, 2023, Michael D. Payne, Jr., is the CEO / Medical Center Director of Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

Michael Payne Intro

Waterman Gate Closure (April 10-23, 2023)

Access to Dole VA's northeast gate at Waterman will be closed April 10-23, 2023, to accommodate utility relocations for the new Boiler Plant project. Barriers will be placed at entrances to the closed area. All other gates will remain open.


COMPACT Act guarantees Veterans in suicidal crisis will receive care.

The COMPACT Act guarantees Veterans in suicidal crisis can go to any VA or non-VA health care facility for free emergency health care.

End Veteran Suicide