Veterans, public invited to VA Medical Center town hall

Becky Campbell • Jul 25, 2018 at 7:14 PM

Local veterans, their families and the public will have an opportunity to learn more about the offerings at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home next week during a town hall style meeting.

The event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Monday in the conference room (A061) in Building 200, which is the main hospital on campus.

“This is important because it allows our veterans an opportunity to hear directly from leadership and staff about their medical center,” Public Information Officer Kristen Schabert said. “Our leadership will give a short informational briefing with updates on the medical center, and then we have time for veterans to ask questions.”

Medical Director Dean Borsos as well as others on the leadership team — including specific areas of the medical center — will be available to provide valuable information to veterans, she said.

“We will have information straight from our director and leadership team, along with representatives from several areas of the medical center. This includes our business office, quality management, voluntary services, women’s veterans program, and LGBTQ program, to name a few. We will also have leadership from the Mountain Home National Cemetery available to answer cemetery questions, as well as the Johnson City Vet Center,” Schabert said.

Veterans  will have an opportunity to ask questions or raise concerns about the VA and their own current medical care. Questions related to their specific care can be addressed in private, she said.

Shabert said with the event beginning at 5, parking should not be an issue.