VA Clinic welcomes vets to new locations in Westport, Saranac Lake

Potter said that veterans are free to choose what location they wish to receive their VA health care, so once both sites are open, they will have a better idea of the needs of both sites with regard to clinic time and will be able to plan accordingly.

"VA staff will be providing the health care at these two sites, which was identified as a high priority in the reassessment of how the VA was providing services," Potter said. "The patient centered health care team consists of a physician, an RN Care Manager, an LPN, and clerical staff to provide primary care services at the clinic, stressing health maintenance and preventative medicine."

Staff members include Carrie DeChavez RN, Peg McCurdy-Quain RN Nurse Manager, Nancy Mahoney LPN, and Sean Brown MSA.

Potter said that the new sites will help both the VA and the patient. "Costwise, not only will VA be saving money through this new CBOC model, more importantly, we can ensure that veterans will be guaranteed that the same high standard of care is available, no matter the location they choose to receive that care," Potter said. "The VA can ensure that no position will be vacant."

For more information on the new VA clinic and the satellite office, contact the site by calling 626-5236.

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