Madison VA Town Hall Will Address Smoke Free Campus - William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
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William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

 

Madison VA Town Hall Will Address Smoke Free Campus

August 13, 2019

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison will hold its next regular Quarterly Town Hall meeting for Veterans Thursday, Sept. 5th. The quarterly meetings provide an opportunity for Veterans, their families and others with a stake in Veterans’ health care issues to make comments and have their questions answered by hospital executives and staff.

Hospital Leadership will give a presentation regarding the move to a smoke free campus October 1st which will include resources available to patients and testimonials from patients who have gone through the smoking cessation program.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the policy following the presentation.

The Town Hall will begin at noon in the hospital auditorium and is expected to last an hour.

In addition to hospital executives, the hospital’s patient advocate team and other key clinical and administrative staff will be there to work one-on-one with any Veterans with issues they wish to have addressed on the spot.

Eligibility experts will be available to take questions and to assist Veterans in completing eligibility applications.  We are encouraging all Veterans to come and learn about what is happening at the VA and to take a second look at their potential eligibility for VA health benefits.

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a Madison-based 129-bed facility that provides health care for about 42,000 Veterans who live in a 13,600 square mile primary service area comprising 15 counties in south central Wisconsin and five in northwestern Illinois.  The hospital also operates an annex primary care clinic in Madison and community-based outpatient clinics in Baraboo, Beaver Dam and Janesville, Wis., and in Rockford and Freeport, Ill.

The main hospital includes 85 acute care beds, 18 beds in the hospital’s residential rehabilitation treatment program, and a community living center provides an additional 26 beds for sub-acute transitional care, rehabilitation, and hospice care.  The hospital’s outpatient clinics have approximately 1,870 visits each business weekday.

The total veteran population in the Madison VA Hospital’s primary service area is approximately 130,000.