Author Archives: Cathy Kenny

Patient care gets a boost from technology at California Veterans Homes

In skilled nursing facilities, it’s the human touch that makes all the difference in a patient’s experience.  Yet even in this high-touch field, technology can make a significant positive impact. That’s the case for California’s Veterans Homes, where a new, automated drug-delivery system is helping to improve efficiency, reduce waste and assure patient safety.

CalVet welcomes new administrator at Yountville Veterans Home

Frederick Just, of Riverside, joins CalVet as the new administrator of our flagship facility, the California Veterans Home at Yountville. “I’m thrilled to get started. I look forward to creating an environment for everyone to succeed and to provide the highest quality of care that we possibly can,” Just said. He has spent much of […]

Memorial Day in photos

On Monday, communities throughout the state took a moment to honor veterans. CalVet staff took part in many events to help pay tribute to all Americans who have died in war. Here’s a look at some of the day’s photos.      

Memorial Day events & a message from CalVet’s Secretary

On Monday, we honor the memory of all the men women who died in service to our nation. Watch this video message from CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani. Memorial Day Events Californians will have many opportunities to pay their respects at events held throughout the state. From the 129th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Los Angeles […]

World War I exhibit opens in downtown Sacramento

A new history exhibit provides a rare glimpse of World War I through artifacts and photographs of California soldiers who served. The exhibit, hosted by the California Military Department and the California State Library, includes personal diaries and photographs from the time, as well as recruiting posters, period arms, uniforms, and division flags. California in World […]

Annual Memorial Day Event at Igo is a proud tradition

More than 500 people are expected to attend  the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at CalVet’s Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. The event has become a proud tradition for staff and the local community. “Memorial Day is a time to honor all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our […]

CalVet fills key positions at Veterans Homes, Headquarters

CalVet welcomed two new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) administrators last month, and appointed Robert Hennig to serve as the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. Larry N. Pangilinan will oversee the SNF at the California Veterans Home – Barstow. Jay S. Caddell will serve as SNF administrator at our Yountville home. Governor Edmund G. Brown […]

Wall of Faces: Photos needed to complete virtual Vietnam Veterans Memorial

“Those who fought in Vietnam are part of us, part of our history. They reflected the best in us. No number of wreaths, no amount of music and memorializing will ever do them justice, but it is good for us that we honor them and their sacrifice. And it’s good that we do it in […]

“Reading of the Names” honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Every Memorial Day, a group of Vietnam veterans and community members spends a day at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, reading the name, branch of service, and hometown of every veteran inscribed on its granite walls. It’s a way to honor each individual and to ensure that all of the men and women who were […]

Honoring CalVet employees during Public Service Recognition Week: May 6-12, 2018

At CalVet, we’re proud to serve the more than 1.7 million veterans who call California home. This week, we celebrate our dedicated CalVet team who make this possible. For many of our employees, this is more than a job – it’s also a personal mission.