Davis Visits John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis
“When veterans from across my district and the Midwest need medical treatment and support, they turn to John Cochran Medical Center,” said Davis. “I appreciated the opportunity to visit this facility and meet with Director Keith Repko and his team to ensure our veterans are receiving the care and treatment they deserve. I was encouraged by the innovative nutrition programs and care options for women that this facility provides. I continue to work with the White House and VA Secretary David Shulkin to reduce the veterans’ claims backlog and make reforms to the casework process so veterans get timely answers from the VA.”
During his visit, Davis toured the VA Care Cantina, and had the opportunity to try multiple diet-specific meals that are served to patients at the facility. His was also given a tour of the Women’s Imaging Center and the facility’s new operating room, in addition to participating in a discussion on new programs the hospital is implementing and its efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
More on Davis’ work to help veterans in the 13th District:
Davis pressed for a permanent director of the VA St. Louis Health Care System, which Repko was appointed to last year after a three-year vacancy.
Davis’ bill, the WINGMAN Act, to help veterans get the answers they need from the VA passed the House and is awaiting Senate action.
President Trump recently signed into law legislation passed by the House and Senate to create more accountability within the VA and since January, the VA has fired more than 500 bad actors as part of their efforts to improve responsiveness and care at VA facilities.