Today,Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-3) visited the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at Fort Dix in Burlington County to gain a firsthand look at the health care services provided to Veterans in this region. The clinic is one of several facilities operated by the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.
As Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and a Member of the Veterans' Affairs Health Subcommittee, the visit is part of Congressman Runyan's ongoing commitment to hear directly from the VA staff as well as local Veterans regarding outpatient health needs.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to visit with our Veterans and thank them and the VA staff for taking time to receive me" said Representative Runyan. "The Philadelphia VA Medical Center and their Community Based Outpatient Clinics care for nearly 60,000 Veterans each year and I welcome learning directly both from Veterans and from those who give their time and skills to meet their health care needs."
The Fort Dix VA Outpatient Clinic offers comprehensive primary and specialty care including Social Work, Cardiology, Podiatry, Women's Health, Mental Health, Prosthetics and Sleep services.
"We value this opportunity to showcase the great work going on at the Fort Dix VA outpatient clinic," said Joseph M. Dalpiaz, Director of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. "Medical center leadership and our employees are committed to meeting the health care needs of New Jersey Veterans, including the 5,000-plus who receive care each year at Fort Dix."
"As a member of House Veterans' Affairs Committee, I am especially mindful and receptive to understanding the challenges of our Veterans and those health professionals who address their needs," said Runyan. "It is our duty to ensure that our nation's Veterans and service members are honored with the best, most accessible and highest quality health care."