Veterans town hall listening session set for July 26 at Manchester Community College

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A listening session will be held June 26 for those with questions and concerns about the Manchester VA Medical Center operations. Photo/Carol Robidoux

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester VA Medical Center will host a Veteran Town Hall and Listening Session on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Manchester Community College Multi-Purpose Room, 1066 Front St., to hear concerns from Veterans and interested stakeholders, and provide an update on progress at the medical center following last week’s water line break.

VA announced a top-to-bottom review of the Manchester VAMC July 16, following a series of allegations in a Boston Globe article. Additionally, the department removed the director and chief of staff at the facility, pending the outcome of the review, and named Al Montoya as acting director. VA’s Under Secretary for Health will personally supervise the review, and VA is also identifying a third-party panel of medical experts to be named shortly who will review the final report and provide input to the VA. Manchester Veterans deserve no less.

Under Montoya’s leadership, Manchester VAMC has begun working with Catholic Medical Center (CMC) to identify opportunities to expand local health care access; secured resources to support on-going operations required as a result of a severe flood experienced at the medical center; and began the steps to restore confidence by providing transparent and on-going communications to all Veterans, stakeholders and staff related to medical center activities.

The event is open to the press and the public.