Martinsburg VA Medical Center
Martinsburg VAMC announces new Franklin Clinic
June 12, 2013
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The Martinsburg VA Medical Center has announced plans for a new VA operated Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Franklin, W.Va., some time next spring providing enhanced services to local Veterans.
The new Franklin clinic will be located within 15 miles of the current clinic. There is no exact date for the new clinic to open at this time. “The intent of operating the clinic with VA staff is to provide patients with enhanced health care and continuity,” said Jennifer Bennett, primary care business manager. “Until we open the new clinic our Veterans will continue to receive care at the current contract location.”
Medical Center Director Ann R. Brown said the new location and services will give Veterans more access to VA health care in Franklin. “This is a great opportunity to expand services that will meet future needs for Veterans in the Franklin area,” she said. “Each Veteran will be provided a dedicated care team (provider, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and medical assistant).” Overall, services and the level of care Franklin Veterans currently receive will be enhanced.
Veterans who have questions or concerns may contact Jennifer Bennett at 304-263-0811, ext. 3905.
The Martinsburg VA Medical Center mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Located in West Virginia, the Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services, including internal medicine, ambulatory surgery, audiology and speech pathology, dental, nursing home, nutrition, podiatry, prosthetics, women’s health, mental health, and rehabilitation medicine. With a service area of nearly 130,000 veterans in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the Medical Center operates four VA-staffed Outpatient Clinics in Cumberland, Hagerstown, and Fort Detrick, Md., and Stephens City, Va. and three contract clinics in Franklin and Petersburg, W.Va. and Harrisonburg, Va.