Friday, December 9, 2016

Florida VA Care Mixed Reviews

Mixed report card for VA medical centers serving Florida veterans shows that Orlando has come a long way in year.
Orlando is now a four-star, while the hospitals in Lake City and Gainesville have been elevated to three-star status, according to spokesmen for those medical centers.
And this part, you need to remember that this part of the Lake Nona VA opened recently.
Michael Strickler, a spokesman for the Orlando VA Medical Center, said the hospital has taken numerous steps to improve service in recent months such as faster scheduling for and access to audiology, optometry and Urgent Care Center treatment.
I was there Monday with my husband. Like most emergency rooms, there was a wait time for tests. They got those done after a fairly short wait. The doctors and nurses were wonderful, as always, but few people know how good they are. After all, beating up on the VA instead of fighting for them is a lot easier on us, but not our veterans. 

Here's a simple reminder of who is responsible for what veterans have to go through when things do go wrong.