Department of Florida

Quarterly Veterans Town Hall Scheduled for May 16 at St. Petersburg VA Regional Office

 

Bay Pines VAHCS Office of Public Affairs | April 26, 2018

BAY PINES, Fla. – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, in collaboration with the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office and Bay Pines National Cemetery, will host a quarterly Veterans town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 16 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office in the atrium located on the second floor. Click here for driving directions and a campus map.

VA outreach services and special program representatives will also be available to assist Veterans beginning at 12:00 p.m. and will remain available throughout the duration of the town hall. Services available will include VA health care enrollment and eligibility; VA benefits and claims assistance; and patient advocate services. Veterans and their families, congressional stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations and other community partners are invited to attend.

During  the town hall, Bay Pines National Cemetery Assistant Director Eugenia Simmons will present pre-need eligibility services available through the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). In addition, local VA leaders will provide updates on VA operations and improvement initiatives. Veterans and their families will have an opportunity to comment publicly about VA programs and services.

This event is open to media. Media representatives interested in attending are encouraged to contact Jason Dangel, Public Affairs Officer, Bay Pines VAHCS, at 727-398-9531 or email vhabaypublicaffairs@va.gov prior to the event.

For updated information about the Veterans town hall meeting or to learn more about the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, please visit www.baypines.va.gov. To learn more about the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office, please visit www.benefits.va.gov/stpetersburg. You can also receive information by subscribing to receive updates via email at www.baypines.va.gov/news/enews_subscribe.asp, or by connecting with us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/vabaypines, and Twitter, www.twitter.com/vabaypines.

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System 
The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing nearly 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit www.baypines.va.gov, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vabaypines.

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