VA Executives discuss health care updates at Town Hall

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Topeka Veterans got a chance to share their comments and concerns about their health care.

The VA of Eastern Kansas hosted a veteran town hall Wednesday at the Comery O'Neil Medical Center in the Hawley Auditorium.

VA executives and members of the VA health care team discussed important updates to health care for Veterans including Veteran suicide prevention, recruitment and retention of health care professionals and working with health care providers in the community.

Veterans filled out a questionnaire and were able to directly express their comments.

"We need our veteran input," said VA of Eastern Kansas Public Affairs officer Joseph Burks. "We need their communication, we need their voice. Why? To make us a better organization and so many of our veterans will come. Some will have some great comments, some things that are going well. Many will give us recommendations on things to do better within their episode of care."

Organizers say the town hall had one of the largest crowds they’ve seen.