For Provider Participants: Partnerships

Disconnect between location of medical facilities and patients

There is now a dialysis treatment center in Mason County, Washington which is used by rural residents who formerly had to travel long distances to other centers for treatment. The new dialysis treatment center is a result of a multi-year effort by a broad community coalition.

Is it possible for the location of Veterans Medical Centers to be better aligned with where their patient population lives? Locating facilities closer to patients is one effective approach for reducing problems with transportation.


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Idea No. 30