News Briefs Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Veterans and government officials converged on the hospital expansion East Welfare new veterans this morning, all for a ceremony to mark the official opening of the new facility at the plant K. Evans Griffing County Riverbank.
The young center of 4400 square feet of health care was opened May 2 in place to serve veterans Finale East who have had to travel to hospital in Northport VA for medical care the most – a able to return over 150 miles just for some residents east end.
“The veterans on the Middle Finishing entitiled to health care can now be served by the Middle-Autumn while for 80 percent of their health needs discipline,” said North Fork legislator Ed Romaine (R-Center Moriches).”My father was a veteran and had to Northport for the services,” said the Roman. “It's a long trip to Northport for all veterans who live above the East End,” he said. “So when I came into the office I made this one of my priorities,” Romaine same.
The VA is expanding its program of work home on primary, all veterans at home and his “tele-health” program, which connects the East End Clinic in Northport with suppliers and other facilities, said Joanne Anderson, Eastern VA care coordinator at the end of Health.
The VA mobile health unit, which has two apartments examination, will receive the channels v days a week, traveling through the East End to provide basic health services to veterans, Anderson said.Veterans can apply to the moving part through the website of the VA, she said.
Today's ceremony astatine has given the Veterans Administration of the American Legion Forward 273 in Riverhead with a plate to transmit the transmission to host meetings Appendage East veterans' organization over 30 years his seat, Hubbard Avenue.