Columbia VA Health Care System
National Veterans Access Stand Down at Dorn
November 17, 2015
During the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center Veterans Day celebration, November 10, facility director, Timothy McMurry, announced Dorn VAMC, along with all VA medical centers across the country, would participate in the first-ever National Veterans Access Stand Down Saturday, November 14.
The intent was to further expedite Veterans access to needed health care services. Currently, Dorn is proud to state that Primary Care and Mental Health Services are provided within 30 days of our Veterans preferred date at least 95 percent of the time.
Last week Dorn VAMC reached out to more than 100 Veterans identified as having the most important and acute needs to make sure they could be seen either at Dorn VAMC or in the community.
A team of clinical leaders, administrators and volunteers were on site and saw nearly 80 Veterans. Seven areas covering compensation and pension, dialysis, mental health, primary care, urology, MRI, and GI (gastrointestinal) were available.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to providing timely access to Veterans as determined by their clinical needs. Dorn VAMC strives for all Veterans to have safe, high-quality, personalized, and timely care wherever they receive their health services.
The Dorn VAMC, and its seven Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, provides care for more than 80,000 Veterans throughout South Carolina.