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Service dog comforts Vietnam Veteran after surgery
When we are sad or sick there really isn’t
a replacement for friends and family. VA hospitals provide the best care
anywhere, but during a hospital stay loved ones are an important part of
the healing process. Vietnam Veteran Robert Brown was recently in the
surgical intensive care unit at the Charles George VA Medical Center in
Asheville recovering from surgery. While the Candler, North Carolina,
native was recovering one of his most important loved ones was allowed to
visit him in the hospital, his service dog Amy.
The goal is to offer a quick and easy way
to confirm or cancel appointments and then schedule another Veteran into
that time slot if possible. Just since the program began in March, the
national no-show rate has declined from 13.68 percent to 12.22 percent.
Beginning October 1, Veterans throughout the nation will be receiving interactive VEText appointment reminders
on their mobile devices. Most are receiving the reminders now.
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OF THE WEEK
This week we honor Navy Veteran Richard Harrison.
Richard Harrison was born in North Carolina
and served 20 years in the Navy. He served on four ships, including his
final years on USS Chowanoc.
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