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Chambliss pushes care for wounded warriors

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February 13, 2008

Washington -- U. S. Senator Saxby Chambliss says he wants wounded and sick military members to get the best possible care.  

He's pushing the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue improvements in medical care and he wants Georgia to play a part in that.

During a committee hearing Wednesday, Chambliss backed a proposal from the Medical College of Georgia to establish a training program for Wounded Warrior Federal Recovery Coordinators.

"I'm wondering if you would consider taking advantage of this proposal, that the Medical College of Georgia is offering, to determine if it could be an effective means of helping to train your recovery coordinators and if it would provide a value added addition to the Department's establishment of a wounded warrior recovery program," said Chambliss.

The Defense Department agreed to hire 80 of these coordinators from MCG. The college's nursing School would train the coordinators during a six month certificate program.

Recovery coordinators ensure military members are provided with the federal benefits and services they need.  

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