Saturday, May 7, 2016

After Suicide South Jersey VA Clinics to be Overseen by VA?

Veteran's suicide prompts South Jersey VA changes
Press of Atlantic
NICHOLAS HUBA, Staff Writer
May 6, 2016

NORTHFIELD — South Jersey’s veterans clinics will no longer be overseen by the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as part of reforms designed to address long waiting times and staffing issues at area facilities.

Craig Matthews/Staff Photographer U.S. Senator Robert Menendez addressing recent concerns surrounding the level of care and compassion awarded to South Jersey veterans at a Friday press conference with VA officials May 6, 2016 (Craig Matthews/Staff Photographer
All South Jersey community-based outpatient clinics will now be overseen by the Department of Veterans Affairs under the direct supervision of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 4. There are three VA clinics in South Jersey: Cape May, Northfield and Vineland.

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and representatives of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, along with Janet Murphy, Veterans Affairs deputy undersecretary for health for operations and management, announced the reforms Friday morning at the Stillwater Building on South Shore Road.
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