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Dublin says care remains strong amid VA scandal
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Dublin says care remains strong amid VA scandal

Gus Allbritton, a volunteer for the Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center in Dublin says care at that hospital remains strong despite problems at other locations across the country.

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs has faced allegations that 40 people may have died at a V.A. center in Phoenix after being delayed care.

A veteran told WXIA in Atlanta that he has waited months for treatment at a facility in Cobb County.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking into 26 other facilities across the country, and President Obama has said he wants to find out if these were isolated incidents or systemic problems.

At the center in Dublin, Allbritton says they haven't faced those kinds of issues recently because they're a smaller facility. "We handle maybe 35,000 veterans in our area," he says. "So it's a little bit for us to keep up with our veterans and take care of them."

He says if you need see a doctor at the Dublin facility, you can get an appointment within "a reasonable amount of time," and says you can see a doctor the same day in an emergency.

In addition to having a hospital, the Dublin facility also has a growing mental health wing, including treatment for PTSD and suicide prevention programs.

Follow 13WMAZ's Tom George on Twitter @thetomgeorge.

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