February 24, 2012

Manchin salutes local veterans | The Martinsburg Journal

MARTINSBURG - On Feb. 17, Sen. Joe Manchin and his wife, Gayle, visited hospitalized veterans during Martinsburg VA Medical Center's "National Salute to Patient Veterans" and toured the facility.

The senator met with Ann Brown, medical center director, and other staff members before visiting with veterans. During his visit, Manchin talked with several West Virginia veterans in the inpatient wards of the hospital.

"I think the veterans really appreciated the visit from the senator," Brown said. "The veterans had the opportunity to tell the senator first-hand about the care they were receiving at our facility."

The week of Feb. 14 each year is an opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women, the more than 98,000 veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for every day in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes.

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center mission is to honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Located in West Virginia, the medical center offers a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, ambulatory surgery, audiology and speech pathology, dental, nursing home, nutrition, podiatry, prosthetics, women's health, mental health, and rehabilitation medicine. With a service area of nearly 130,000 veterans in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the Medical Center operates four VA-staffed outpatient clinics in Cumberland, Hagerstown and Fort Detrick, Md., and Stephens City, Va., and three contract clinics in Franklin and Petersburg, W.Va., and Harrisonburg, Va.

Source: The senator and his wife visit patients at the Martinsburg VA