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The ECHCS Office of Public Affairs serves as the initial contact for reporters, producers, and other media representatives seeking information about the Eastern Colorado Health Care System or wishing to interview faculty/staff experts. This office functions as the Denver VA's news bureau, serving as the primary source of information about the institution, patient care, staff and staff collaboration, awards, reviews, accreditations, medical and research advances, environmental safety, and technological advances. 

In the event of an emergency or other ongoing event, you will find the most recent updates on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DenverVAMC or our Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VADenver.

Brandy Morrison
ECHCS Public Affairs Officer
1700 N Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
Office: (720)723-6532
Cell: (720)245-1550
E-mail: Brandy.Morrison2@va.gov


Your ECHCS VA News    

Nov. 8, 2018 - Secretary Wilkie announces redesigned VA.gov built with input from Veterans

"We are VA. And we’ve come together across organizational boundaries to focus on what’s best for you. This launch is showing everyone that when we’re united in our cause, great things can happen. The new VA.gov consolidates information and places it in one easy to navigate location." Click here for more

Nov. 1, 2018 - VA celebrates National Veterans and Military Families Month 2018 with events honoring Veterans and their families

President Donald J. Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.” To read more, click here

Oct. 26, 2018 - VA joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) announced it is advancing employment opportunities for military spouses through by joining the Department of Defense (DOD). Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). MSEP is a career program connecting military spouses with more than 390 affiliated employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers. Click here for more.


Sept. 18, 2018, Aurora, CO - VA SAIL report scorecard shows VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) improved over past year in quality of services provided to Veterans Using a web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities. For more, click here

Sept. 12, 2018, Pueblo, CO - Carnival-Style Activities Day at the Pueblo VA Community Living Center
Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) will host an All Activities Day for the residents of the Pueblo VA Community Living Center (CLC) this Saturday, September 15, 2018. The CLC is located at 2600 Oakshire Lane. For more, click here

Aug. 24, 2018, Aurora, CO - Eastern Colorado Health Care System hosting VA2K Walk & Roll events to help homeless Veterans

Today, Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) announced the 8th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll events to be held at various Colorado VA facilities beginning today in Golden and Colorado Springs. VA2K events raise donations to help local homeless Veterans. For more, click here

Aug. 14, 2018, Aurora, CO - Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center to Host Gerofit Founder
Today, Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) announced that it will host the founder of the Gerofit program, Miriam Morey, PhD, and Ms. Megan Pearson, August 15, 2018, at the new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (RMR). For more, click here



The following guidelines can assist you in arranging interviews, video sessions, or photo opportunities with ECHCS newsmakers

  • Call the Public Affairs Office to arrange all interviews with any VA staff member. We will respond as quickly as we can. (Patients seeking medical advice should contact their health care provider or dial 911 for medical emergencies.)
  • Advance notice of on-site interviews is necessary so staff can arrange locations for media interviews or photo shoots and line up appropriate sources for your story.
  • All film crews and photographers must be accompanied while on campus. Our main priority is patient privacy and adherence to HIPPA regulations. We also want to make sure you get the information you are looking for and to coordinate shoot locations and ensure interviews go smoothly.
  • If you are a student working on a research paper and looking to interview a veteran about his military experience, we encourage you to contact a Veterans Service Organization for assistance.  You can find a comprehensive list at http://www1.va.gov/VSO/.  Alternatively, contact the United Veterans committee of Colorado at www.unitedveteranscommittee.com.

Contact

Brandy Morrison
Public Affairs Officer
Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center
720-723-6532
Brandy.Morrison2@va.gov

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