201811-10-11 - Columbia VA Health Care System
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Columbia VA Health Care System



November 28, 2018

VA in Columbia to host an open house and town hall

COLUMBIA – The Columbia VA Health Care System will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the main lobby of the hospital (Building 100) followed by a Veterans Town Hall meeting in the Auditorium (Building 5) from 4 to 5 p.m.

Representatives from more than 15 areas of the Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration will be present, and the Columbia VA Regional Office will have individualized claims assistance and eBenefits enrollment staff available. http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

As a VA, we’re focused on the needs of all Veterans, from every generation, through five priorities:

  1. Giving Veterans greater choice so they can decide what works best for them and their families.
  2. Modernizing our systems and technology.
  3. Focusing our VA resources.
  4. Improving timeliness in delivering services and benefits.
  5. Prevention of Veteran suicide.

The Columbia VA HCS, and its seven Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, proudly provides care for more than 82,000 Veterans throughout three-quarters of South Carolina. The VA Regional Office provides more than $120 million in VA benefits each month to Veterans and beneficiaries across South Carolina.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media wishing to attend should RSVP by noon Dec. 4. Please call (803) 776-4000 ext. 6519 to confirm. Interviews with the director and other key staff is planned for 3:30 p.m.