by Ken LeBlond
Office of Public Affairs
On June 1st, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki visited the Seattle Division on the last leg of a trip to the Pacific region.
In Seattle, Secretary Shinseki first visited the Women’s Clinic and learned about the specialized services provided to our fastest growing sector of Veterans. Secretary Shinseki learned that Both the Seattle and American Lake Divisions have stand-alone clinics. The Secretary also visited the Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering Lab. Next, he was treated to a demonstration of the next generation experimental prosthetic foot. He had sit-down discussions about the the experience of Alaska Veterans coming to VA Puget Sound for specialty care. He ended his visting with a discussion about our homless program including a working lunch with staff from VA Puget Sound social work and our community partners at the Compass Housing Alliance.
Secretary Shinseki came to Seattle directly from Alaska* where he had visited Anchorage and a small fishing village in order to hear about access to care for rural Veterans. During this trip he also visited Guam and Hawaii.
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