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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

BAY AREA MEMBERS DEMAND IMPROVED CARE AT VA NURSING HOMES

June 20, 2018
Press Release

BAY AREA MEMBERS DEMAND IMPROVED CARE AT VA NURSING HOMES

 

 

Washington, D.C.  —  U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Kathy Castor (FL-14), and Charlie Crist (FL-13) are calling for urgent action by the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve the quality of care at Tampa Bay area VA-operated community living centers (CLCs). Last week, the VA announced CLC facility ratings with Bay Pines and James A. Haley Medical Centers both receiving poor reviews. (Please find a copy of the letter attached and below).

"Generations of Tampa Bay area Veterans have come to the C.W. Bill Young and James A. Haley Medical Centers to redeem the promise of world-class, Veteran-specific health care they have earned from professionals who specialize in treating those who served," the members wrote. "Unfortunately, these ratings indicate that much still needs to be done to fulfill that promise.  We cannot tolerate sub-par quality of care for Veterans who have sacrificed so much."