The MISSION Act, passed by Congress last summer and deployed nationwide June 6, allows the VA to broaden medical care access to enrolled veterans including community care, a new urgent care benefit, and caregiver support. Kelvin Parks, director of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks provides details.
Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses how the Mission Act, VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, and increased funding to women veterans programs will reform VA healthcare systems in Arkansas and nationwide.
Kelvin Parks has been selected as the new director of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. He served as interim director of the facility during a nearly year-long search for a permanent director. We speak with Parks about his experience and what he hopes to bring to the Fayetteville VA health center.
An event this week at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks is aimed at encouraging women veterans and active duty personnel to enroll in VA health benefits. The "Tags to Pearls" event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Building 21 at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville.