Category CalVet Team

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 […]

CalVet employee receives prestigious Outstanding Caregiver Award

by Gary Moore, Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding People who know Nicole Ellis describe her as dedicated, compassionate and caring. Those words are commonly used in reference to CalVet’s nursing staff, however, Ellis is known for going above and beyond the norm. That is why it comes as no surprise that she was […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday! CalVet celebrates 72 years serving veterans

Veterans coming home from World War I in 1921 reaped the rewards of low-interest farm and home loan financing available through our Farm and Home program, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the Department became a permanent fixture in California. On this day, 72 years ago, the Legislature enacted law creating the department to serve […]

Nurses Week: Honoring those who serve California’s veterans

by Ron Brand, Information Officer, California Veterans Home — West Los Angeles In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, we shine the spotlight on two of CalVet’s extraordinary nurses and we salute all nurses who serve veterans in the Golden State. In 2004, Dubraka “Dee” Labovic packed her things and traveled from Serbia to Tennessee […]

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.

Elizabeth Perez increasing outreach to underrepresented veterans

Elizabeth Perez joined CalVet in January, taking the helm of our Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division. We recently asked her about her new role. What are your top priorities? One of my immediate priorities was to help immigrant veterans become naturalized citizens. For decades, immigrants have served in the U.S. military. My father was one […]

Sacramento’s Mather Veterans Village breaks ground on two new VHHP projects

The sound of afterburners can be heard throughout the day from the nearby base at Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova. But for the veterans who now call this place home, they’ll be listening to a new sound soon as construction begins on two new projects next door. Luckily for current residents, they have double-paned […]

CalVet’s Thuy Mascorro named Woman of the Year

Thuy Mascorro, administrator of the California Veterans Home in Chula Vista, was named Women of the Year by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. She received the California State Assembly’s 80th District “Woman of the Year” Award last Wednesday, April 4. Mascorro was nominated for her work at the veterans home and in the community. She began […]

CalVet Secretary Issues Statement on Yountville Veterans Home Shooting

March 9, 2018 — 9:00 p.m. Sacramento – We are devastated by today’s tragedy at our Home in Yountville. Our hearts are heavy for the entire Yountville Veterans Home community and the families and friends who are grieving for those who died. Nothing matters more than caring for our veterans and employees during this difficult […]