Veterans meeting is today at Tifton UGA

Veterans meeting is today at Tifton UGA

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will co-host a town hall meeting for veterans, their families, and other stakeholders with Congressman Austin Scott today from 2:00-4:00PM to get feedback on how VA can better meet veterans' needs.

The event will be held in the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center at 15 RDC Road, Tifton.

The Dublin VA's medical center director Maryalice Morro and Congressman Scott will participate in a panel discussion and VA staff will be on-hand to answer questions veterans and other stakeholders have about programs and services. The town hall is open to all interested in veterans' needs and parking will be available.

"Our nation's veterans sacrificed a great deal for our country, and they deserve the highest quality of care that our country can provide," said Congressman Austin Scott. "I hope this meeting will provide a useful resource for veterans needing assistance and also as a productive discussion about the ways in which our VA clinics can improve."

The VA's Dr. Frank G. Jordan Jr., said that veterans and others are encouraged to review the medical center's Facebook and Twitter pages and Internet site regularly for current VA and medical center information.

"We believe that achieving the best possible healthcare outcomes for veterans requires a collaborative effort between VA and the community, including our partners in the Congress. This event will not only allow us to honor that principle, it is a good way for us to take our stakeholders town hall on the road so that we can reach more veterans and veteran supporters," Jordan said.

The Dublin VA hosts town hall meetings for its stakeholders quarterly 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 Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is one of 153 around the country using such meetings as part of their effort to meet the needs of veterans by providing personalized, proactive, patient-driven healthcare that honors veterans' service and empowers their health.

For more information contact Alice Johnson, Director of Outreach at Congressman Austin Scott's office, by calling 229-396-5175, or Dublin VA Communications and Stakeholder Relations chief Dr. Frank G. Jordan Jr. at 478-274-5440 or

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