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MARION, Ill. (AP) — Patients and their families served by a southern Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital are being given opportunities to publicly offer input about those services, administrators have announced.
The Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Monday held what its overseers say was the first of its regularly scheduled public forums.
The town hall meetings come some three months after U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, seeking re-election in the region, attributed any delayed care at the Marion VA at least partly to staffing shortages. He said the medical center was working to recruit 200 additional full-time employees.
The Marion VA serves tens of thousands of veterans in portions of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
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