Last week, Congressmen Joe Donnelly and Dan Burton were informed that Peru/Miami County has been selected by the Northern Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs as the site for a new community-based outpatient clinic. The new clinic will provide primary care and mental health services to area veterans and is expected to open in 2009.
"I am thrilled that Miami County will soon be home to a new VA clinic," said Donnelly. "Our veterans deserve superior medical care that is accessible, and this clinic will provide that to our veterans in Miami County and surrounding counties, such as Fulton, Cass, and Howard. Congressman Burton and I fought to get this clinic approved, and I am glad to see it has finally happened."
"I have always worked hard to ensure that this Nation repays the debt we owe to the fighting men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom," said Burton. "The new VA clinic in Peru will make it much easier for our veterans in north-central Indiana to get the care they need. I am proud to have worked with Congressman Donnelly to bring this clinic to Miami County."
"I want to thank Congressmen Burton and Donnelly for their support in getting the new clinic approved," said Cathi Spivey-Paul, FACHE, Director of the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. "Because of their efforts, veterans in our area will get the care they need and deserve."
The Peru clinic is one of 44 clinics recently announced by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve access to health care for veterans.