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A new VA clinic has opened in Sorrento Valley to respond to the influx of veterans in San Diego County.
Officials opened the clinic Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
The 9,950-square-foot space will provide four primary care teams and 15 exams rooms in addition to team rooms and will be able to treat 17,000 patients a year.
Friday’s ribbon-cutting for a Department of Veterans Affairs health clinic in Sorrento Valley is expected to help shorten the appointment backlog for first-time patients, which has grown from an historical average of 19 days to 30 days for primary-care visits.
David Williams and Angela Anderson - As hurricane season ramps up, it is more critical than ever that Congress start developing a national strategy to mitigate the impact of storms.
Scientists and politicians have wrestled with climate change and other environmental issues with mixed results, Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan told international education officials Tuesday. Now, he said, it’s time for educators and religious leaders to join the debate.
A motion passed by Rep. Scott Peters last week to increase access to health care for veterans and to hold the VA’s feet to the fire apparently led to a house majority vote in favor of the measure Wednesday, July 30.
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) led an effort to keep the House of Representatives in session, urging Speaker John Boehner not to start the planned five-week recess and instead stay in Washington to complete numerous pressing legislative tasks. Rep. Peters was joined by 71 other members in his letter to the Speaker.
Citing a “growing list of pressing matters” on the House’s plate, Rep. Scott Peters led 71 other members of Congress Thursday in an effort to postpone a planned five-week recess.
The Democratic group, which also included Susan Davis and Juan Vargas from the San Diego County delegation, sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging a delay.
UC San Diego Extension’s Leslie Bruce, host of “The Pulse: Issues in Healthcare,” has scheduled an especially notable guest for her monthly podcast.
On Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 am, her guest will be Rep. Scott Peters, (D-Calif.).
The House on Thursday narrowly defeated a Democratic motion to instruct House conferees on the Department of Veterans Affairs overhaul to simply adopt the Senate-passed bill.
The motion offered by Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) was rejected in a close 205-207 vote, with 13 Republicans voting in favor. All 207 no votes were from Republicans.
- U.S. Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego supports lighting the White House blue one night during September’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In this photo he holds a #SignforDAD sign.