Dec. 25th Battle Creek V.A. Medical Center Trip


Since 1924, the Battle Creek, Michigan VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been improving the health of the men and women who have served our nation. It currently serves over 42,000 Veterans in 22 counties of the southwestern lower peninsula of Michigan. The Battle Creek VAMC consists of 276 total operating beds, including 55 inpatient mental health beds, 11 inpatient medical beds, 109 Community Living Center beds, and 101 Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) beds.

At the Battle Creek VAMC in 2015.

The Battle Creek VAMC is classified as a neuropsychiatric facility and is the hub of mental health care for VA Medical Centers in the lower peninsula of Michigan.

Battle Creek VAMC provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health care. The Medical Center also offers a wide variety of health care services, which includes both inpatient and outpatient care. Since 1953, the JWV Department of Michigan and the Women's Auxilliary have travelled annually to the Battle Creek VAMC to distribute snacks and clothing to it's patients. A chartered bus leaves for the Battle Creek V.A. Hospital from the Temple Beth El parking lot precisely at 8:00 AM on Dec. 25 - plan on being there by 7:45 to make the bus - and returns to that parking lot between 4 and 5 PM. After arriving at Battle Creek VAMC, volunteers put together goodie bags of "snacks and socks" for the veterans, then pass-out sweaters, coats, and other clothing. After lunch in the V.A. Hospital's cafeteria, volunteers organize and administer a Bingo game, with more clothing as prizes.

For more information, contact Ted Gittleman 248-545-7145.