Albany's V-A clinic moving to Marine base? - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany's V-A clinic moving to Marine base?

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The V-A clinic in Albany maybe packing up and moving to a new facility.

Officials who are pushing for the move believe it will improve some of the services.

Veterans in Albany are looking to make changes to where they receive healthcare and most of the responses so far have been positive.

The V-A may be moving to the Marine Corps Logistics Base. It was the topic of discussion at the veterans monthly meeting at the American Legion Post 30 on Gillionville Road.

The main reason for the move is improved quality of healthcare services.

John Goldman, Director of Veterans Affairs in Dublin thinks it will be a good transition.

"Looking at it right now looks good. We think it's a great opportunity to serve not only veterans in this area, but the Marines as well," said John Goldman.

Bennie Wilson is also looking forward to the move. He's hoping for a bigger facility and better location.

"Just the possibility of what this clinic can do on a base is more efficient. More programs that the veterans can see, more doctors and it'll probably benefit Albany a great deal too. I think it will be a great idea for the local veterans that cannot afford to go to Dublin on a day-to-day basis," said Wilson.

Goldman says there will be no disruption of healthcare services and hopes to make a decision on the move in the next few months.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:12:40 GMT
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>
  • Albany fraternity chapter holds blood drive for Memorial Day

    Albany fraternity chapter holds blood drive for Memorial Day

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:04:00 GMT
    Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)
    Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)Psi Delta Tau held their first blood drive in Albany Saturday. (Source: WALB)

    With Memorial Day around the corner, one Southwest Georgia military fraternity decided to host a blood drive in honor of fallen soldiers and to give back to the community.  Psi Delta Tau Military Fraternity Incorporated held the event at a neighborhood Wal-Mart to help those in need.  

    More >>

    With Memorial Day around the corner, one Southwest Georgia military fraternity decided to host a blood drive in honor of fallen soldiers and to give back to the community.  Psi Delta Tau Military Fraternity Incorporated held the event at a neighborhood Wal-Mart to help those in need.  

    More >>
  • A huge feeding bringing hope to the community

    A huge feeding bringing hope to the community

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:52:00 GMT
    St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their 3rd Annual Community BBQ Event on Jackson St. in Albany. (Source: WALB)St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their 3rd Annual Community BBQ Event on Jackson St. in Albany. (Source: WALB)

    The weather didn't stop one Albany church from having a nice southern barbeque.       St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their third annual 'Unity in the Community BBQ event' Saturday.  They gave away hundreds of food and clothing items. 

    More >>

    The weather didn't stop one Albany church from having a nice southern barbeque.       St. James Missionary Baptist Church held their third annual 'Unity in the Community BBQ event' Saturday.  They gave away hundreds of food and clothing items. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly