Sinclair Basketball Visits Dayton VA

Sinclair Basketball Visits Dayton VA

Dayton, OH - Sinclair's Men's and Women's Basketball teams made their annual tip to the Dayton Veterans Affair Medical Center Monday.  This was the 8thstraight year the Men's team visited the VA and the first for the Women's team as both spent time with the inpatients and their families. Many of the veterans do not get many visitors and they were thankful that the team took time out of their busy schedule to come and spend time with them. Several of the veterans are from the Dayton area and the team was able to make connections with them that sparked conversation. Some even opened up to sharing stories of their enlistment. Players had a great time bonding with not only with the veterans, but with each other as well. They developed an understanding and a greater appreciation of our veterans and what they sacrificed to protect this country's freedom.

The Dayton VA Medical Center proudly serves Veterans in Southwestern Ohio and Richmond, Indiana through one inpatient facility and four community based outpatient clinics. They have a proud heritage of providing high quality health care to those who have served our country since 1867. The Dayton VA is one of the three oldest VA facilities, providing continuous service to Veterans for over 140 years.

The Dayton VA Medical Center provides comprehensive health care through medical, surgical, mental health, geriatric, physical & rehabilitation services, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and hospice. The Medical Center has 467 hospital beds (225 nursing home beds, 127 Acute Care beds, and 115 domiciliary beds). The medical center also has sharing agreements with Wright Patterson Air Force (military base), in the state of Ohio, and eleven (11) community hospitals. The facility is a national referral center for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It offers a wide variety of special programs as well, including a hospice unit, geriatric evaluation and management, respite care, an Alzheimer's unit, home base primary care, residential and outpatient post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse programs, as well as homeless, sleep disorder, and women's health programs.

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Patrick Kaindl
Sports Information Director
Sinclair Athletics