Here in Murfreesboro, the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center participated in the second Access Stand Down event from 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning (2/27/2016) until 4:00 that afternoon.
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System spokesperson Anna-Marie Ward told NewsRadio WGNS, "Our ability to meet the health needs of our Veterans remains a priority. As long as there is even a single veteran with an urgent care need that we are not meeting in a timely fashion, we will not be satisfied. Building on momentum generated by the November 14th Stand Down, the VA will hosted a follow-up Stand Down called Road to My Access" event. The immediate goal of the event was to connect with veterans who have urgent health care needs, address their needs and reduce the number of Veterans waiting greater than 30-days for urgent care."
For the past two weeks, VA Tennessee Valley has been working diligently to reduce the number of veterans waiting longer than 30 days for urgent Specialty Care appointments either through visits to TVHS or through Choice referrals to community services for those Veterans who opt in to the program.
Saturday's event provided additional physical clinics at the VA's campus here in Murfreesboro as well as Nashville.