Salem VA Medical Center reports significantly reduced wait times

Salem (Va.) VA Medical Center has been working hard to advance veterans' healthcare access and cut down its patient wait times, according to

Wait times have been reduced to two days for mental health care, six days for primary care and 18 days for specialty care.

"[There's] still more work to do, but we have great wait times when we look at the national average," said Becky Stackhouse, interim director of the medical center, according to the report.

In addition, the Roanoke (Va.) Regional Benefit Office said it's seen progress in reducing the time it takes to process veterans' claims.

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