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VA Directs Monthly Meetings Between Local Health Facilities, Veterans Service Organizations in All 50 States

July 2, 2014

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WASHINGTON - Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson met with the leadership of 26 Military and Veterans Service Organizations (MSOs and VSOs) to reaffirm his commitment to work together to address the unacceptable, systemic problems in accessing VA healthcare.

During the meeting, he updated the organizations’ representatives on VA’s work with the Office of Special Counsel to restore Veterans’ trust in the system and on VA’s progress in reaching out to get Veterans into clinics and off of waiting lists. He told MSO and VSO leaders that he looks forward to working with them to better serve Veterans nationwide, in communities where they live. He also shared that he has directed all VA Medical Center leadership to hold monthly meetings with VSOs and community partners.  

Acting Secretary Gibson thanked MSOs and VSOs for being VA’s valuable partners in serving Veterans and continuing to improve the department and solicited their ideas on how VA can improve Veterans’ access to care and services.

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