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 Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.

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