James J. Peters VA Medical Center
American Legion Site Visit of the JJPVAMC
Headquarters Staff of the American Legion recently conducted a two-day site visit of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. The site visits are part of the American Legion's "System Worth Saving" program.
In accordance with Resolution 206, approved at the Legion's National Convention in 2004, five National Field Service Representatives staff and the national commander's 12 appointed Task Force Members, conduct site visits to various VA medical center facilities from January to June annually. There are normally between 30 to 40 site visits during those months. After the site visits each year, the reports are compiled into a publication titled, "A System Worth Saving." The publications are distributed to members of the VA&R Commission at national convention and given to all the members of Congress and the White House. The goal of the System Worth Saving program is to assess the timeliness and quality of VA health care nationwide and to obtain veterans' feedback on their quality of care.
In 2010, The System Worth Saving Task Force completed 32 national site visits to the following VA Medical Centers: Providence, R.I.; Manchester, N.H.; Canandaigua, N.Y.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Bronx, N.Y.; Philadelphia; Salisbury, N.C.; Tuskegee, Ala.; Atlanta; Miami; Tampa, Fla.; Nashville; Lexington, Ky.; Cleveland; Iron Mountain, Mich.; Detroit; Milwaukee, Wisc.; Tomah, Wisc.; Marion, Ill.; Columbia, Md.; Alexandria, La.; Dallas; Phoenix; Grand Junction, Colo.; Sheridan, Wyo.; Portland, Ore.; Fresno, Calif.; Los Angeles; San Diego; Iowa City, Iowa; Hot Springs, S.D.; Washington, D.C.