Improving VA Health Care in El Paso

TTUHSC El Paso, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, the El Paso VA Health Care System and the El Paso medical community have committed to work together to improve and overhaul veteran health care in El Paso and hopefully become a national model.

The partnership will open eight new residency slots for TTUHSC El Paso and offer recruited doctors academic appointments.

The collaboration will also allow the VA hospital to primarily focus on service-related health care issues, while referring veterans to local health care providers for common care.

To ensure information is tracked and transferred, the VA will work with local health care providers to establish a health information exchange.

Video courtesy: Office of Congressman Beto O’Rourke