One of VA's ongoing missions is to provide a positive health care experience for all Veterans. That mission includes focusing on Veterans' needs, working with health care providers who want to make a difference, and providing a safe healing environment.
Below are some stories from both Veterans and VA health care providers that illustrate the many ways VA is committed to creating a positive health care experience:
U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran David Griffith, “Griff” struggled with drinking and drugs almost his entire life, which also led to jail time and estrangement from family. The Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Specialist at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center (Altoona, PA) provided Griff the opportunity to come to the Butler VA’s Domiciliary over additional jail time. In May 2017, Griff started at the Domiciliary (Dom).
“While in the Dom, I decided it was time I listen to someone. There was comradery, other Veterans, and all the people there were very helpful, kind, and talked to me like I was somebody for a change – not an addict (like I was),” said Griff.
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Veterans seeking VA dental services can now receive their care in our Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic. A new dental expansion opened at the Conroe clinic a few short weeks ago to the delight of Veterans who live in the area. “It’s so nice not to have to travel all the way in to the Medical Center to receive dental care,” said Marine Corps Veteran, Danny Clayton, one of the first patients seen in the new dental expansion. “It’s much more convenient and quick to see one of the new dentists right here in Conroe.”