PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - The lack of a waiting list for patients at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Peoria put it on a list of VA locations in need of further review.
But local officials tell The Journal Star in Peoria (http://bit.ly/1o8Ns3y ) that the clinic doesn’t have patients waiting long enough to need the electronic waiting list the VA uses. It is designed to track patients whose waits exceed 90 days.
Dr. Dexter Hazlewood is the clinic’s chief medical officer. He said the clinic is able to see almost all of its primary care patients within seven days.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said during a visit Tuesday that none of the patients she spoke with had complaints about their care.
Information from: Journal Star, http://pjstar.com