VA Palo Alto Health Care System
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie Visits VAPAHCS
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Honorable Robert L. Wilkie, visited VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) on Friday, October 11, to discuss national VA initiatives with hospital administrators, and meet with Veterans and employees.
Escorted by VAPAHCS Director and U.S. Army Veteran Thomas J. Fitzgerald III and members of the executive leadership team, Secretary Wilkie toured the medical center’s Palo Alto and Menlo Park campuses. Visits included the Defenders Lodge, the Rehabilitation Center at the Palo Alto Division, and the Welcome Center and Willow Housing at the Menlo Park Division.
“We are grateful Secretary Wilkie saw first-hand the quality care and excellent patient experience we offer our Veterans on a daily basis, " said Director Fitzgerald. "To have him visit with us is a win-win for Veterans, our staff, and our community.”
During the visit, Secretary Wilkie presented 100-year-old World War II Veteran Tom Dimperio with a challenge coin for his dedicated service. In addition, several employees received the Secretary's challenge coin for their outstanding work supporting our Veterans.
The facility tour visit is a part of the Secretary's commitment for quality service at VAs nationwide.
Kim Betton is Chief of Public Affairs at VA Palo Alto Health Care System.