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The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System provides outstanding health care, trains America’s future health care providers, and conducts important medical research at 20 locations in northeast Ohio. Facilities include our Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and 15 community-based outpatient clinics in Akron, Calcutta, Canton, Lorain, Mansfield, New Philadelphia, Parma, Ravenna, Sandusky, Warren, Willoughby, and Youngstown. We also operate 4 mobile clinics in the Cleveland area to provide care to Veterans who can’t easily visit one of our facilities. 

The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is a leading health care system and innovative care center in the Veterans Integrated Service Network 10 (VISN 10), which includes medical centers and clinics in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

At Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, we conduct research to discover knowledge, develop VA scientists and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for Veterans and the nation. We offer Veterans the opportunity to participate in and benefit from our work. Our goal is to use research to promote better health and health care for all.

We operate 2 Research Centers of Excellence for Veterans who suffer from limb loss, sensory and motor issues, and other loss of function of the nervous system. The Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center performs research and development of prosthetic and orthotic devices, health monitoring and maintenance, and nerve system interfaces. The Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center studies the use of electrical currents to rehabilitate the nervous system and produce treatment for Veterans that fosters independence and improves quality of life. 

Learn more: www.va.gov/northeast-ohio-health-care

SAMUEL WETZEL

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A Senior at Baldwin Wallace studying with Dr. Marc Weagraff, Sam is from Erie Pennsylvania where he grew up on his family’s sheep ranch. Past performances include Le nozze di Figaro (Conte Almavia), Schubert’s Winterreise, Alcina (Melisso), Cinderella 99 (Dad), Pelléas + Mélisande (Pelleas*), The Ghosts of Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald*), Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas) and many opera chorus engagements with both Baldwin Wallace and Cleveland Opera Theater. Sam will be attending Hawaii Performing Arts Festival singing Jupiter in Orpheus in The Underworld and continue his education at the University of Colorado Boulder in the fall. Sam is involved in the production of new and early music, Lieder, he enjoys games of strategy, and is an avid enjoyer of nature.