Monterey County strives to improve veterans’ healthcare

Monterey County strives to improve veterans’ healthcare


CAITLIN: COMING UP LATER THIS SUMMER, THE V.A. IS GOING TO OPEN UP A NEW V.A.-GIVE THE CLINIC –VA-DOD CLINIC THAT IS GOING TO BE UNLIKE ANYTHING WE’VE HAD ON THE CENTRAL COAST.>>WHAT IT WILL PROVIDE IS BEING ABLE TO HAVE ONE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GO FOR A CERTAIN LEVEL OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES. CAITLIN: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND CLINIC WILL PROVIDE CARE TO ACTED DUTY MILITARY AND VETERANS. THE FACILITY WILL USE NEXT GENERATION ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS, THAT MERGE A PERSON’S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RECORDS WITH THEIR VETERANS AFFAIRS FILES.>>IT USED TO BE YOU HAD ONE SET OF MILITARY RECORDS THAT DIDN’T INTERFACE WITH THE VA MEDICAL RECORDS AND A LOT OF TIMES THAT THERE WAS TIME AND DELAY IN GETTING SERVED. CAITLIN: FOR YEARS VETERANS ON THE CENTRAL COAST HAVE BEEN TRAVELING TO PALO ALTO FOR CARE, THE NEW CLINIC WILL SAVE MANY OF THEM THE TRIP.>>MEANS THAT YOU CAN DO IT IN YOUR OWN HOME TOWN, YOUR RECOVERY IS QUICKER, YOU DON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES WHICH IS , ALSO GOING TO RELIEVE SOME OF THE PRESSURES THAT WE HAVE ON OUR VETERANS SERVICES. CAITLIN: THE CLINIC WILL NOT BE A MEGA SERVICE HOSPITAL LIKE THE ONE IN PALO ALTO, BUT IT WILL PROVIDE SOME OF THE MOST USED SERVICES. OPTOMETRY, PODIATRY, PRIMARY CARE, DERMATOLOGY, AUDIOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH.>>HAVING THOSE KINDS OF SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS IN OUR AREA IS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT AND TO HAVE IT BE THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT FROM THE GROUND UP YOU GET A JOINT DOD VA CLINIC THAT JOINS THE VETERANS WITH THE OTHER SERVICE MEN I THE AREA SO THAT NOT ONLY ARE YOU GETTING THE RESOURCES FROM THE VA BUT ALSO THE DOD RESOURCES ARE PUT IN THE TABLE. REPORTER THE CLINIC IN MARINA HAS BEEN DEDICATED AS THE MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM H. GOURLEY VA-DOD OUTPATIENT CLINIC BUT IT IS STILL IN THE PROCESS OF BEING EQUIPPE THAT WILL BRING US UP TO CURRENT STANDARDS BEING ASKED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMEN ACID THAT EVERYONE SWITCHED TO THIS ELECTRONIC SYSTEM. THIS NEW CLINIC IS GOING TO BE RUNNING ON THAT SYSTEM.

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