Letter: Good experience at VA

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I have been wanting to say something nice about the VA Medical Center for a long time. Time has come.

My spouse worked at the VA for 30 years and retired some time ago. I feel a know more about the VA than most veterans.

Now the nice things.

My experience for the past 30 years has been some medicine and an office visit with my primary physician on occasion, but now the more recent visits include an emergency room visit and a two-and-a-half-hour visit to the audiology and speech pathology unit in Building 42. I was very impressed with both visits.

First, the emergency room — truly a very professional showing by every one. The first person to see me and take my vitals sent me on to the doctors and nurses in only a very short time. I was impressed. I was comparing this service with another hospital experience.

My visit to the audiology clinic was quite an experience. First I had the normal hearing test, with the beeps and low sounds. Then I had another test called a videonystagmography. That test was very interesting, a very professional-type experience.

I can’t say enough about these nice people. Thanks, and I hope all veterans have the same good experiences with their visits.

P.S.: I feel a lot better already. We have a new director at the Salisbury VA. I met him at the Frontier Coffee Shop last Tuesday and believe we are going to have some very good days ahead at the VA.

— Hugh Martin

Salisbury

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