VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Welcomes Justin Verlander to Dedicate new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit

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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Welcomes Justin Verlander to Dedicate new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Welcomes Justin Verlander to Dedicate new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit

What:     VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) Ribbon Cutting & Open House for new Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Unit

When:     Thursday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Who:    Justin Verlander, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System leadership and special Veteran Guests

Where:     VA Ann Arbor Medical Center – 2nd Floor via Liberty Elevators
            2215 Fuller Rd.
            Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Contact:    Members of the Media are asked to RSVP with the following VA Official:
    Derek Atkinson, VAAAHS Public Affairs Officer
    derek.atkinson(at)va(dot)gov, (734) 845-5043

Background Information: A 2013 grant from the Justin Verlander Veteran Affairs Medical Center Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in partnership with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System helped to create the ‘Fastball Lounge’ and support the new Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit which provides personalized, patient-centered Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services to Veterans.

About the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Since 1953, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (which includes the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic [CBOC], the VA Flint CBOC, and the VA Jackson CBOC, as well as the VA Center of Excellence for Practice Management and Outcomes Research) has provided state-of-the-art health care services to the men and women who have proudly served our nation. 65,000 Veterans living in a 19-county area of Michigan and Northwest Ohio utilized the VAAAHS in fiscal year 2015.The Ann Arbor Medical Center also serves as a referral center for specialty care.

About the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. The Community Foundation is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. It supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $800 million through more than 57,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit http://www.cfsem.org.

About the Detroit Tigers Foundation
The Detroit Tigers Foundation is the official charity of the Detroit Tigers baseball club and is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) public charity. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance lives through the game of baseball with a focus on youth, education and recreation. From ticket donations and field renovation projects to an award winning, State-wide anti-bullying program, the Foundation aids in the development and funding of innovative programs that reach Tigers fans with positive messages and promote the good citizenship embodied in the storied history of the Detroit Tigers.

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CONTACT: Derek D. Atkinson, VAAAHS, (734) 845-5043, Derek.Atkinson(at)va(dot)gov

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