Truman VA Dedicate New Sedalia Clinic

8 years 3 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, September 22 2010 Sep 22, 2010 Wednesday, September 22, 2010 5:17:49 PM CDT September 22, 2010 in News
SEDALIA- Several veterans in Pettis County were happy to see the newest outpatient clinic dedicated in Sedalia today. Doctors have already treated 220 veterans at the clinic and officials expect the clinic to treat around 1200 veterans.

The clinic can treat up to 9 veterans at a time. It also has a tele-communication room that allows a veteran to talk to a provider in Columbia without having to drive all the way there.

In attendance were members of the VFW Post 2591. Collectively, the veterans had over 100 years of service and some members active duty dated back to WWII.  For Joseph Cochran,  who served his country for 12 years, believes the clinic will lend a much needed helping hand to local veterans.

"They can come here to Sedalia and it is close to home," said Cochran. "A lot of veterans here don't have the resources to get care in Columbia or Kansas City."

Truman VA Officials say the clinic has already signed up 70 veterans that were not in the VA care system.

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