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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

 

Veterans town hall scheduled for May 20 in Cape Coral

April 14, 2015

BAY PINES, FL. – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a Veterans town hall meeting on May 20 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  at the Lee County Healthcare Center located at 2489 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.  The event will take place in the main lobby located on the first floor of the building.

VA outreach services and program representatives will be available prior to the event, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., to assist Veterans. Services available will include VA health care enrollment and eligibility; VA benefits assistance; and patient advocate services.

Veterans and their families, congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations and other community partners are invited to attend.

During the town hall, VA officials will provide updates on VA operations and improvement initiatives regarding VA health care operations across the Bay Pines VAHCS. Veterans and their families will have an opportunity to comment publicly about VA programs and services.

The town hall is one of many being held around the country. VA Secretary Robert McDonald announced the quarterly meetings to improve communication with Veterans nationwide.

This event is open to media. Media representatives interested in attending are encouraged to contact Jason Dangel, Public Affairs Officer, Bay Pines VAHCS, at 727-398-9531 or email jason.dangel@va.gov.  

For updated information about the Veterans town hall meeting or to learn more about the Bay Pines VAHCS, please visit www.baypines.va.gov.  

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 3,800 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fourth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring.  To learn more, please visit www.baypines.va.gov or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines.