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Boozman Praises New VA Health Facility

Larger Fort Smith Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Will Better Serve Veterans

Apr 01 2022

FORT SMITH – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) celebrated the expansion of Department of Veterans Affairs health care services in Fort Smith at the Friday ribbon cutting for the new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.

“Community-Based Outpatient Clinics are an important tool within the VA system. Facilities like this offer veterans more options to get the care and support they deserve, no matter where they live, but it’s important to improve and update our clinics to meet patients’ needs and give providers the tools and resources necessary to deliver quality care. We must continue making investments in VA health care because so many veterans rely on it and deserve it. That’s what we’re achieving here,” Boozman said in remarks at the ceremony.

Boozman, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, was instrumental in securing a larger space to better accommodate the health care needs of the region’s veterans. The new state-of-the-art primary care clinic provides an additional 18 exam rooms and expands its services to include eye care, audiology, women’s health and other high-demand specialty care.

Senator Boozman participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Fort Smith.