JUNEAU - An inspector general's review found that high workloads and inadequate staffing had a negative impact on access to care at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Wasilla.
Thousands of veterans living in rural Alaska have no access to standard health care from the Veterans Administration, according to testimony at a congressional hearing last week.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will host a hearing today in Anchorage on the health care needs of veterans, especially those veterans returning to Alaska from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Alaska VA Healthcare System announced last week that the General Services Administration gave SBH Services Inc. the notice to proceed with construction for the new Juneau VA Outreach Clinic.
Southeast Alaska veterans will now have a health care option that's closer to home. The new Veterans Affairs Outreach Clinic located on the first floor of the Juneau Federal Building downtown opens Tuesday.
JUNEAU - The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System will open a clinic in Juneau this fall.
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