A visit to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto

A visit to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto

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Outside Okay, the deal is that if you want to support the troops in any real way, you also want to support the people who work so hard to support them.

To that end, I'd like to tell you how impressed I am by the care that VA hospitals provide to the troops. That includes not only good care, but advances in medical diagnostics. (I have to ask my doctor about "flat lesions", and you really don't want to know where.)

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Also, the VA's running another innovation initiative right now, and I've volunteered again. Seeing the hospital is a good way to learn what's real, and this gave me ideas for better support for wounded warriors that I'm already talking about with the IT people. (Hey, I don't know medical care, but I do know computers and customer service.)

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Robert Kaufmann, M. D.

Craig, I suggest that you visit some VA hospitals in less privileged areas.
You will likely find worse-to-deplorable conditions at many.
Robert

Sanjay Maharaj

Hats off to you for doing so much and showing so much care to the veterans.
They really do deserve the best care possible as they have risked their lives in order to protect our way of life.

Jordan Towers

Thanks for checking up on VA hospitals. I'veheard great things about VA Palo Alto. I know a few vets who drive all the way from the city to receive care from that hospital. Its known as one of the better ones. Whatever their doing seems to be working. I even like how much their on social media. Their not just on it; they keep active on it with their audience.

MS

As an employee of the VA Palo Alto, I'm so happy to see this positve feedback. People get weirded out when I mention that I work for the VA – I'm part of an innovative Telehealth program that provides more and faster access to Mental Health care for Veteran's through the use of video-teleconferencing technology. No matter what your politics are, people are suffering and we can help.

MS

The Secretary of Veteran's Affairs, Eric Shinseki, has made improving Rural Health Care a major focus and inniative for the VA. Health Care to rural areas is increased because of Telehealth programs and many clinics are being updated and remodeled. Also, much out reach is being performed. For Dr. Kaufman (for whom I do not know who he serves) and other MD's do not be afraid to look into VA Hospitals yourself, and then decide.

ffxiv gil

I'veheard great things about VA Palo Alto. I know a few vets who drive all the way from the city to receive care from that hospital. Its known as one of the better ones. Whatever their doing seems to be working.

Eve Carlson

Providing excellent care to veterans in all locations is important, but it can be very difficult to staff some locations. Through telehealth initiatives, veterans at rural locations can get care from the SAME staff who serve those coming to the Palo Alto facility. As for facility conditions, click on the map here http://www.paloalto.va.gov/construction.asp
to see construction projects in the works for the rural areas served by VAPAHCS.

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