Letter: Iowa City VA, its clinics offer excellent services

Posted Online: Sept. 02, 2014, 11:10 pm
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Lately, there has been much criticism of the Veterans Administration and its hospitals. Some of what you read and hear is true, I'm sure, some of it is not. I, for one, can testify that what you've read is not true of the whole system.

I have been receiving care and treatment for the past 15 years at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, and the VA Outpatient Clinics in Coralville and Bettendorf. My appointments have always been timely, my phone calls answered immediately, or returned same day, or next day at the latest. The care and concern for my health and well being has been phenomenal. I have always been treated respectfully.

I honestly don't think I could receive better care anywhere, at any price. I have designated the VA Hospital in Iowa City as my Primary Health Care Provider.

The VA hospitals in other parts of the country may be experiencing problems, but the Iowa City Hospital and its clinics in Coralville and Bettendorf are certainly not in that group. I am very thankful to be lucky enough to live where I live, and have these people caring for me.

The Iowa City VA hospital and its clinics are excellent facilities and should be recognized by all as such.

James Parker,
East Moline


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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

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1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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