Ribbon cutting, open house Monday for new Women Veteran Clinic


A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new Women Veteran Clinic will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at the VA’s Donald J. Mitchell Rome Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 125 Brookley Road on the Griffiss Business and Technology Park.

“The Rome VA CBOC has always provided a full range of health care services and programs for women veterans. This new clinic is the recognition of what matters most to women veterans,” said Dr. William Jorgensen, Rome CBOC medical director. “We are pleased to be able to provide a warm comfortable family friendly atmosphere with a wide array of female-specific veteran centric health care and services in that space. It caters to the comfort and privacy of women veterans in a family friendly environment that is separate from the main waiting areas,” Jorgensen added.

The new clinic will provide the more than 400 women veterans who receive care at the Rome CBOC with timely, equitable, high-quality comprehensive health care in a sensitive safe environment.  All services will be conveniently located in one wing of the building.

“Our overall goal is to ensure that there is a strong focus on women veterans’ safety, dignity, as well as providing sensitivity to specific gender needs,” said Michael DelDuca, VA Ambulatory Care Line manager.

For more information about VA services at the Rome CBOC call 315-334-7100.

For information regarding eligibility for VA health care visit the VA website at http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/ or call 888-823-9656.


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