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Spokane Veterans Home Welcomes 4 Residents Home

Published: 05/11/2020

May 8, 2020:  Yesterday, the Spokane Veterans Home welcomed home three residents who have recovered from COVID-19, with a fourth resident returning home today.  It was a joyous occasion and many staff were overcome with emotion at the sight of the Veterans returning home!

“It is heartwarming to see our Veterans again and to know they’ve overcome such a formidable foe,” said Patrick… read more

Spokane Veterans Home Mourns Passing of Two Veterans

Published: 05/11/2020

May 11, 2020 - The Spokane Veterans Home mourns the loss of two Veterans who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.  The Veterans passed on May 8 at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center.  Their passing brings to eight, the number of Spokane Veterans Home residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently passed away, either from the effects of COVID-19 or due to other medical… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Mourning the Passing of Our Spokane Veterans Home Resident

Published: 05/07/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

May 7, 2020

Today the Spokane Veterans Home mourns the passing of a Veteran diagnosed with COVID-19.  The Veteran was receiving care at a local hospital.  This marks the sixth Spokane Veterans Home resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently passed away, either from the effects of COVID-19 or due to… read more

WDVA Podcast - WDVA Director Alfie Alvarado-Ramos

Published: 05/06/2020

WDVA Podcast: Joining us this week YOUR WDVA Director Alfie Alvarado-Ramos!

We talk about her transition from the Army to the WDVA, challenges, successes, and how the WDVA is responding to the COVID-19 crisis!
https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-riidy-db795b
 

Updates on COVID-19 Results at All Four Veterans Homes

Published: 05/06/2020

[WDVA tagline bottom transparent background web phone] Washington State Department of

Veterans Affairs News Release

 

May 6, 2020

 

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is providing the updates below on the status of each of our four State Veterans Homes as well as status information on PPE and appreciation to the community for their support… read more

Thanking Our Spokane Veterans Home Community

Published: 05/04/2020

Help Us Shout Out Our Community Heroes

We cannot even begin to tell you how fortunate we are to have such an amazing community in Eastern Washington.  So many amazing community members have helped cheer up and provide hundreds of masks and meals for our Homes’ staff, needed items for resident and so much more. 

Here are some of our amazing community heroes and a few of the many,… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Six Additional Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 at Spokane Veterans Home

Published: 05/01/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

April 30, 2020

The Spokane Veterans Home proactively re-tested all 47 residents on April 28.  Today we received 41 negative results and 6 positive results.  The COVID-19 positive residents have been moved to the same area of the building.  A team of staff have been assigned to the area so that the same staff are… read more

New Procedures at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake

Published: 04/30/2020

New Procedures at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake

The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) State Veterans Cemetery is open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals.  However, WDVA is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best practices urged by the CDC in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.  As a result, on… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Resident at Washington Soldiers Home in Orting Tests Positive for COVID-19

Published: 04/24/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

April 24, 2020         

ORTING – The Washington State Veterans Homes are working hard to combat COVID-19.  After consultation with our partners at the Federal VA, we proactively tested all residents in our four State Veterans Homes. During the testing process, we learned that a resident of the Washington Soldiers Home… read more

NEWS RELEASE - Spokane Veterans Home COVID-19 Positive Residents will Transfer to Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center

Published: 04/23/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release - April 23, 2020

Spokane – The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and Spokane Veterans Home serve the same Veteran population and have always partnered to serve the best interests of Veterans and their families.  As a result of the challenges experienced by the Spokane Veterans Home with multiple residents diagnosed with COVID-… read more