Veterans Affairs secretary to visit Jackson VA center

WASHINGTON – The head of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs will visit the VA Medical Center in Jackson Friday to discuss efforts to improve services there.

The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center has been plagued by problems, including a shortage of nurses and long waits for veterans to see a primary physician.

VA officials said Sloan Gibson, acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, will meet with leaders, workers and “key stakeholders” at the center.

Last fall, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation held a hearing on the problems at the VA in Jackson.

Hattiesburg American
7/9/14