The VA currently has more than 345,000 combined Facebook “fans” and is looking for more. As of this week, each of the 152 VA Medical Centers has its own page.
“This event marks an important milestone in the overall effort to transform how VA communicates with Veterans and provide them the health care and benefits they have earned,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki in a Department of Veterans Affairs media release.
“Veterans of all eras are depending on us to get the right information to the right person at the right time,” said Brandon Friedman, VA’s director of online communications, and a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.
A geographic directory for the VA Medical Center Facebook pages is available HERE. In Florida, the Facebook pages are:
- Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
- North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
- Miami VA Health Care System
- Orlando VA Medical Center
- James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (Tampa)
- West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
The Department plans to continue expanding its Facebook presence while also focusing on bringing Twitter to every VA medical center as well.
Below is a sample of the VA YouTube Channel, a piece prepared for Veterans Day 2011.
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