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Dear Editor:

There have been negative comments in the news about the Veterans Administration’s care, and I wanted to provide a completely different perspective. I would like to thank the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Medical Center for the kind care and professional support they provided to my father, Vincent Meinhart, a WWII veteran in the European theater, who passed away in March 2019 at the age of 98.

Over the past five years, professionals from this medical center routinely came to his home in Scranton to check his health, provide different types of medicine, and fill out his medical pill containers. Their nurses and other employees also professionally interacted with Comfort Keepers and Visiting Angels Home Care organizations, who had a person from these organizations come from once a week to later three times a week as my father needed more home living assistance.

Later they interacted with a Home Health Care organization when he needed 24-hour service as my Dad wanted to stay in his home. Vincent was finally taken to Homeland Hospice in Dunmore for about a week and then to the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Hospital for the final two weeks of his life.

Thank you Wilkes-Barre Veterans Medical Center employees so much for your compassionate service to my Dad!

Richard Meinhart

Carlisle

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