VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
NEWS RELEASE: Veterans Affairs Hospital to Hold Open House, Orientation July 30
July 27, 2015
Office of Public Affairs
Contact: Will Ackerman, Public Affairs Director
Office: (402) 995-4719 Cell: (402) 332-6780
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OMAHA, Neb., - Veterans and their families are invited to an open house and orientation to the services available at the Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System medical center, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, Neb., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 30 in the Education Conference Room.
The event is sponsored and hosted by the Omaha VA Medical Center Veterans Advisory Group.
The event features an opportunity for veterans and their families to learn about the services that the Omaha VA Medical Center offers through an informational briefing, a question and answer session and a tour of the facility.
In addition, veterans can share their feedback about different options regarding proposals for replacing the aging 65-year-old medical center.
The event is not just for veterans who have never used or are newly enrolled in the VA health care system, but also for veterans who may not be aware about all of the services available to them through the medical center.
Light refreshments will be served.
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About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
The VA NWIHCS is a Joint Commission-accredited, level-1c facility, which consists of a tertiary medical center in Omaha, Neb., and two larger clinics in Lincoln and Grand Island - which includes a community living center - five community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) and one contract clinic. VA NWIHCS is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23), which serves an estimated veteran population of 161,000 in 101 counties in Nebraska, western Iowa, Kansas and Missouri with an estimated 593,000 annual outpatient visits, and an operating budget of $334 million as of October 2014.