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Bay Area Healthcare Organizations Salute Veterans with Advance Care Planning Health and Resource Fair

Sunnyvale, CA - October 16, 2012 - Local healthcare organizations are joining together to present a health and resource fair, Advance Care Planning with a Salute to Veterans. It will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11 am to 2 pm, in the El Camino Hospital downstairs piano lobby at 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040.

The event is scheduled for the week of Veterans Day and will highlight some of the special needs of veterans. Co-hosted by Pathways Home Health & Hospice, El Camino Hospital and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, the resource event is open to the general public and free of charge. No reservations needed.

Representatives from each of the sponsoring healthcare organizations will be present to answer questions about healthcare concerns including:

  • Advance directives and P.O.L.S.T.
  • Resources for veterans
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Home health care

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization celebrating its 35th anniversary. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in five Bay Area counties. Pathways has been affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home.

For more information about Pathways services, holiday grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1 (888)755-7855 or visit

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consists of three inpatient facilities located at Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Livermore, plus seven outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, and Fremont. These facilities provide some of the world's finest medical care and cutting-edge technology.

VAPAHCS operates nearly 900 beds, including three nursing homes and a 100-bed homeless domiciliary - all to serve more than 85,000 enrolled Veterans

VAPAHCS is home to a variety of regional treatment centers, including a Hospice and Palliative Care Unit, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Spinal Cord Injury Center, a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, a Traumatic Brain Injury Center, the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center, a Geriatric Research Educational and Clinical Center, a Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program, and the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

More information is available on their website at

Additional Media Contact:
Judy Conner