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VA Medical Center Hosts "Welcome Home" Event

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LOMA LINDA – The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System will host a “Welcome Home” event at its flagship facility, the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Medical Center, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the event, VA will be offering same-day registration and physical examinations to Veterans not yet enrolled in VA health care.

Other representatives from a variety of VA programs will be on-hand to take questions about Veterans benefits, including claims processing, women’s health, readjustment, and many others.

Reservations are not necessary, but interested veterans may call (909) 583-6305 to learn more about the program. Anyone who receives an in-take physical examination will be entered in a drawing to win a 60-inch SMART TV. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. and the individual must be present to win.

With approximately 2,300 employees and more than 1,000 volunteers, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System serves more than 65,000 veterans who entrust their health care needs to VA for a wide variety of services through inpatient and outpatient care.

The Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center is the centerpiece of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. Opened in 1977, it is located ½ mile from its major affiliate, Loma Linda University. In partnership with Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Healthcare, VA provides primary care and mental health at outpatient clinics located in Blythe, Corona, Palm Desert, Murrieta, Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville.

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