Charleston VA holds town hall listening session

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CHARLESTON, (AP) — The Veterans Affairs hospital in Charleston is holding a listening session to hear what vets, their families and the general public have to say about VA services and programs.

The town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday is one in a series of sessions being held by the VA across the nation.

Earlier this year, the VA was in the news amid reports that veterans had long waits to get medical appointments at its medical centers.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston serves more than 56,000 veterans in 21 counties in coastal South Carolina and Georgia. It handles about 560,000 outpatient visits and 4,300 in-patient stays each year.

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