Cody VA Clinic Christened Friday | Big Horn Basin Media

New VA Clinic Christened Friday

Written by on June 11, 2018

The new VA clinic in Cody was christened on Friday with much military pomp and circumstance.
The clinic meets a need for veterans who can’t always make the drive from the Big Horn Basin to the VA Hospital in Sheridan. That’s according to Pam Crowell, who is the Director for the Sheridan VA Health Care System. She was one of several dignitaries that were present at the grand opening new clinic. Also speaking at the event was Scott Wise, President of Valor Health Care, which operates the clinic on behalf of the Veterans Affairs Administration. He told KODI-News that it’s important to take care of Veterans where they live.

Wise says that services available at the Cody clinic are mostly primary care – preventative medicine, annual physicals, and taking care of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, and other concerns that would be addressed by a primary care doctor or internal medicine doctor.
And he adds that a largely overlooked issue that is being addressed at the Cody clinic is behavioral health concerns.

Also introduced at the event on Friday were the resident doctor, Robert White, clinic operations manager Toni Durrance, and other staff members who will be involved in the day-to-day operation of the clinic.

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