For sure, things have not gone well lately for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). The ever-growing scandal related to the poor quality of medical care provided is startling to say the least.
While all of Rome appears to be burning, there are areas of service within the VA that are excelling and deserve to be recognized for the outstanding medical services they are providing to America’s veterans.
One such area is the VA Medical Clinic located in Redding, California. I suspect there are others.
Since retiring from the Air Force some eight year ago, I have had many opportunities to frequent the clinic and rely on their services for my healthcare needs. In every instance, they have excelled.
Today, I offer my thanks and appreciation to all who work so hard each day at the Redding VA Clinic to serve my medical needs.
In particular, thank you Dr. Templado and the Trinity Team, the custodial staff, optometry, admin personnel, lab technicians, Urgent Care, security, pharmacy technicians and scheduling personnel for all you do each day to meet the needs of America’s veterans. Keep up the good work.
The American Heritage Dictionary defines ‘silver lining’ as “A hopeful or comforting prospect in the midst of difficulty.”
Dare I Say, the Redding VA Medical Clinic is that ‘silver lining’ in an otherwise dark, ominous cloud over the USDVA.
Pete Stiglich Colonel, USAF, Retired