Veteran Affairs Open New Clinic at Fort Rucker - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Veteran Affairs Open New Clinic at Fort Rucker

Fort Rucker, AL (WSFA) -- It's quality healthcare now at arm's reach for wiregrass veterans.

The Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System's made good on their promise to create more healthcare services for those who put their lives on the line for our country.

Thanks to that promise veterans like Wilbur Sullivant are lining up to attend the new clinic at Lyster Health Clinic on Fort Rucker.

"I'm just thankful to god it's working," said veteran Wilbur Sullivant.

It's up and running thanks to veterans like Sullivant who have been campaigning for this facility.

"A lot of people asked me to do it. and I'm am tickled pink to get it done," said Sullivant.

Now that the clinic is open there's more beds and more rooms for the veterans here in the wiregrass.

However, what some staffers say is most important is veterans no longer having to travel the long distances to get the care that they need.

"About 12,500 veterans were having to drive all the way to Montgomery or Tuskegee to get care," said Dr. Robert Ratliff of the Veterans Healthcare System.

The upgrade doesn't stop there.

A $2.9 million Joint Incentive Fund is earmarked to renovate additional spaces at Lyster Health Clinic.

Reporter: Daniel Curtis

  • NewsMore>>

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:42:58 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.More >>
  • Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:40:58 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:42:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to participants of the annual March for Life event, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration will resurrec...

    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

    More >>

    The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

    More >>
  • Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

    Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:31:27 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:42:29 GMT
    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. (Source: Raycom Image Bank)

    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

    More >>

    The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly