VA leaders partnering to host town hall in Murfreesboro, TN

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) will host a town hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. central time Thursday, November 14 at Our Place Peer Support Center, 120 S. Hancock St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. TVHS officials will discuss the MISSION Act of 2018, including eligibility requirements for community care (formerly the VA Choice program) and the law's urgent care benefit, implemented in June. The presentation will also cover services and activities TVHS offers for women Veterans, an explanation of the VA's new Whole Health approach to care, and an outline of where Veterans can get flu shots this season.

There will be an open forum for questions with subject matter experts on hand to provide answers and individual concerns can be addressed after the meeting.

Representatives from the Nashville Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) will also be on hand to provide updates on VBA issues and to answer questions and offer personalized service to Veterans and their families.

This event is free and open to all Veterans and their families.

Town hall meetings give TVHS leaders an opportunity to meet Veterans they serve face-to-face, ask for direct feedback, and provide relevant information on new and upcoming services and projects. The meetings also give representatives from the Nashville VBA Regional Office a chance to provide personalized benefits assistance, to include claim and appeals status for Veterans and their dependents.

TVHS is an integrated health care system compromised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York Campus in Murfreesboro and the Nashville Campus, as well as more than a dozen community-based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS provides ambulatory care, primary care, and secondary care in acute medicine and surgery, specialized tertiary care, transplant services, spinal cord injury outpatient care, and a full range of extended care and mental health services.

The Nashville VBA Regional Office is comprised of over 600 full-time employees serving a Veteran population of about 506,000 of all generations across Tennessee and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. The Nashville VBA Regional Office administers approximately $1.4 billion in annual federal benefits. Programs include compensation, pension and vocational rehabilitation and employment. In addition, the Nashville Regional Office includes one of eight National Call Centers providing customer service to clients nationwide.

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