Veterans who get their healthcare at the Milwaukee VA can now have a say in their treatment –good and bad – and let us and Congress know what they like, and what they’d like to see improve.
The American Legion, a nationwide Veterans Service Organization, will host a town hall meeting 4:30 p.m. May 14 at American Legion Post 537, 9159 W. Beloit Road to hear your views on the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.
Veterans can also fill out the online survey at: www.legion.org/systemworthsaving/survey.
Legion officials already sent a list of extensive questions to the VA. They will visit the Milwaukee VA May 15 to tour the facility and interview doctors, nurses, senior leadership and other staff members.
The Milwaukee visit is one of about 50 VAs the American Legion is visiting this year, and will be part of the report that is sent to the White House, all members of Congress and everyone in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Legion has conducted the surveys every year since 2003.
“This is important because we owe it to all of our Veterans who have served and sacrificed in uniform,” said Marty Callaghan, a Legion spokesman. “We’ll compile survey results and hit all the strong points and the challenges that need to be addressed. Obviously, we know the VA healthcare system is the best in the world, but no system is perfect.”
Callaghan pointed to the Legion’s fight to improve Veteran care in the 1970s and 1980s and the recent addition of presumptive illnesses related to Agent Orange.
“Every wartime Veteran from World War II to those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan today have earned these benefits, and they deserve nothing but the best,” he said.
For more information on the survey, contact Jacob Gadd at: firstname.lastname@example.org.