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VA center at Dublin hosts town hall

DUBLIN, GA (WALB) - The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for veterans, their families, and other stakeholders on September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to get feedback on how the medical center can better meet veterans' needs.

The town hall meeting is one of many VA is holding around the country to provide local veterans an open forum and for VA officials to hear directly from beneficiaries as a step toward improvement while rebuilding trust among veterans and to learn what VA needs to improve as well as what is working well.

The Dublin VA town hall meeting will be hosted by medical center director John S. Goldman and will include a number of VA staff who will answer questions veterans and other stakeholders have about programs and services. Tables will be set up with information on VA and medical center programs. Also present will be Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and Georgia Department of Veterans Service staff that will be available to assist veterans with claims and benefits questions. The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is one of 153 around the country whose focus is meeting the healthcare needs of veterans.

“Our medical center and the entire VA are committed to providing veterans with personalized, proactive, patient-driven healthcare consistent with our values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence,” said Goldman. “While we use multiple communications channels to get feedback from our veterans and other customers, nothing can replace personal interaction. By meeting with our veterans in person, we can hear their needs and concerns directly, which is information that we very much need to hear.”

The town hall meeting will be in the Dublin VA's auditorium on the second floor of Building 2. The meeting is open to all interested in veterans' needs and parking is available.

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