Buffalo VA Hospital

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A local Vietnam War veteran was presented Monday with several decorations for his service, honors owed to him for roughly five decades.


A report from the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office is calling for major improvements at Buffalo's VA Medical Center.

Lynn Bader / WNED|WBFO

For better or worse, the effects of the Vietnam War are still being felt today. As part of WNED|WBFO’s “Our Vietnam Voices” series, Avery Schneider takes a look at a special program in the Western New York court system that – thanks to the influence of Vietnam veterans – helps others who served put their lives on a better path.

Improvements reported at Buffalo VA Hospital

Dec 22, 2016
WBFO File Photo

Local veterans may be encouraged with some recent news. The Buffalo VA Medical Center has made a "large improvement" in overall quality.

VA Hospital in Buffalo hosts POW-MIA recognition

Apr 9, 2015
Photo by Michael Mroziak

The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Buffalo hosted a ceremony Thursday morning to recognize former prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

Legislation to keep veterans childcare program open

Oct 1, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

A free childcare service at the Western New York VA Hospital slated for closure at the end of last month will remain open. Congressman Brian Higgins announced Wednesday the final approval of legislation to keep the service available through December 2015.

Vets upset at planned closure of VA childcare center

Sep 16, 2014
Patrick Welch

A free childcare service offered at the Western New York VA Hospital is set to close by the end of the month. Local veterans says the closure of the Kids Korner Child Care Waiting Room will make it difficult for many to receive treatment.

Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Senator Charles Schumer has launched a push to clear the backlog of requests for medical equipment at VA hospitals across the New York State Wednesday. Schumer is calling on the new Veterans Administration to make wholesale changes to its equipment procurement process.