Veterans Town Hall Meeting

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS), in collaboration with the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office, will host a Veterans town hall meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will take place in the J.C. Cobb room located on the first floor of the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (building 100) located at 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, Fla. 33744. Click here for driving directions and a campus map.

The town hall kicks-off National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. The week provides an opportunity for the community to pay tribute and express appreciation to Veterans, increase community awareness of the role VA plays, and to encourage citizens to visit hospitalized Veterans. In addition, VA Voluntary Service will be in attendance to deliver a special presentation and make resources available for those interested in making a difference locally.

VA outreach services and special program representatives will also be available to assist Veterans starting at 1:00 p.m. and will be available through the duration of the event. Services available will include VA health care enrollment and eligibility; VA benefits and claims assistance; and patient advocate services. Veterans and their loved ones, congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations and other community partners are invited to attend.

During the town hall, VA leaders from both organizations will provide updates on VA operations and improvement initiatives regarding VA health care and benefits. Veterans and their families will have an opportunity to comment publicly about VA programs and services.

This event is open to the media. For media inquiries or advanced information, please call 727-398-9531, or email vhabaypublicaffairs@va.gov. For updated information about the Veterans town hall meeting or to learn more about the Bay Pines VAHCS, please subscribe to receive updates via email at www.baypines.va.gov/news/e_news_subscribe.asp, or connect with us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/vabaypines, and Twitter, www.twitter.com/vabaypines

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System The Bay Pines VAHCS is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,000 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is the fifth busiest VA health care system in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit www.baypines.va.gov, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vabaypines, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vabaypines.

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About Jeff Cavanagh

Jeff Cavanagh spent his freshman year at St. Petersburg Junior College back in the early 70s before enlisting in the United States Navy. Soon after, he attended Jacksonville University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. After college, he was commissioned and became a qualified Surface Warfare Officer spending the next 22 years honing his skills as a ship-handler and expert recruiter before retiring in 1994. Jeff expresses a deep sense of pride in St. Petersburg College due to connections that go back many years. His father, Tom Cavanagh, was a career Air Force fighter pilot and combat veteran who taught Geography and Western Civilization at St. Petersburg Junior College in the 60’s and 70’s.

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  1. I love most of the people at bay pines –sure I can name a few bad apples–that fact is I failed to report them –the ones who shouldn’t be there but overall I am very happy with bay pines–I met so many good people who work there !! As for primary care doctors– I don’t have anything good to say –so I won’t say anything !!!

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