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Kathy Wilets

Director, Public Relations, University of Utah Health
Email: kathy.wilets@utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-5717

Nov 10, 2020 10:00 AM

THE VA SALT LAKE CITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH COME TOGETHER TO PROVIDE VETERANS NEW LOCATION FOR HEALTH CARE

 The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and University of Utah Health announce a new location and greater choice for Veterans in the Southwest part of Salt Lake County. The opening of the new clinic expands a partnership that dates back to the conclusion of World War II between the two organizations.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the Veteran population in this area and it was time to bring care closer to where our Veterans live.” Shella Stovall, Director, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System said. “The clinic provides a full-range of primary care and behavioral health services to include Tele-Health, Tele-Mental Health, and VA Video Connect Services.”

The new South Jordan VA Clinic will be located on the campus of University of Utah Health's South Jordan Health Center in Daybreak, 5119 West Daybreak Parkway. Per the Mission Act of 2018, Veterans may choose Universty physicians based at the South Jordan clinic to provide specialty care and ambulatory surgery services, if VA is at capacity.

“The women and men who served and serve in our nation’s armed forces are invaluable members of our community,” said Michael L. Good, MD, CEO of University of Utah Health. “The South Jordan VA Clinic makes it possible for more veterans to access the world-class health care they need and deserve, especially in the outpatient setting. Our enduring partnership with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System is continually and significantly enhancing care for America’s veterans, serving as a new model for the nation.”

VASLCHCS has seen a patient increase of 38% over the last eight years; the new VA clinic will help accommodate that growth.

For more information, interviews or to tour the clinic contact Jill Atwood at 801-824-3988 or Kathy Wilets at 801-581-5717. 

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