Disabled Veterans National Foundation Praises VA’s Expansion of Health Care Services in Nine States

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Opens 13 new community-based outpatient clinics in nine states- The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org ), announces support and appreciation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (http://www.va.org ) for bringing better access to high-quality health care closer to home for veterans across the country.

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org ), a non-profit veterans service organization that focuses on helping men and women who serve and return home wounded or sick after defending our safety and our freedom, announces support and appreciation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (http://www.va.org ) for bringing better access to high-quality health care closer to home for veterans across the country. In a recent public news release by the VA, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki says that by reducing the distance veterans need to travel, the hope is more veterans will be able to benefit from more of the health care services they have earned through their service to the nation. With 152 medical centers and more than 812 community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), the department operates the largest integrated health care system in the country. VA will provide health care to about 6.1 million patients in fiscal year 2012 and 80 million outpatient visits.
The Obama Administration is committed to increasing access to VA care and services for Veterans wherever they live.
The first of the new CBOCs will become operational during the latter part of 2012, with openings continuing through 2015. Local VA officials will keep their Veterans, communities, congressional offices and other stakeholders informed of the progress of the new CBOCs.
A list of the new community clinics and planned activation follows:
Arizona – Northeast Phoenix/Maricopa (2012/2013)
Georgia – Tifton/Tift (2012/2013)
Kansas – Lenexa/Johnson County (2013)
Maryland – St. Mary’s (2013)
Missouri – Marshfield/Webster (2013), Platte City/Platte (2012/2013), Springfield/Greene (2015)
North Carolina – Sanford/Lee (2012/2013)
Ohio – Georgetown/Brown (2012/2013)
Oregon – Portland Metro South/Clackamas (2012/2013), Grants Pass/Josephine (2012/2013)
Pennsylvania – Huntingdon (2013), Indiana (2013)
For more information about VA’s health care services, please visit: http://www.va.gov/health/.
“We highly praise the work constantly being done by the VA to both expand places veterans can gain access to health care and reduce travel time for those veterans,” said Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer of DVNF.
About DVNF: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to change the lives of men and women who came home wounded or sick after serving our country. A nonprofit 501c3, DVNF was founded in the fall of 2007 by six women veterans to provide disabled men and women of the military with help obtaining housing, medical care, counseling and meaningful jobs. For more information, visit http://www.dvnf.org.

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Raegan Rivers, Chief Administrative Officer