New Northeast Cobb County VA Clinic Holds Ribbon Cutting
The Atlanta VA Health Care System held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 16 for its Northeast Cobb County VA Clinic, located at 2217 Roswell Road in Marietta.
Attendees included military veterans and service groups along with representatives from the new clinic.
Dr. Leslie Wiggins, director of the VA Southeast Network, and Cobb County Superior Court Chief Judge Reuben Green spoke at the event, which was attended by more than one hundred guests. Interim Director of Atlanta VA Health Care System Dr. Ajay Dhawan presented Judge Green and Cobb County Chairman Mike Boyce each with a plaque commemorating the event.
"We have a county of over 45 thousand veterans and the needs here for medical services and primary care are urgent,” said Chairman Boyce, who spent nearly 30 years in leadership positions in the Marine Corps and was in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. ”I’m glad to see the VA recognizes that and is going to build that kind of care and begin serving all these warriors that live around here. It’s a long time coming."
The new VA clinic provides local veterans with primary care, mental health, telehealth and laboratory services. The clinic serves veterans Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at 2217 Roswell Road just off Barnes Mill Road.
“Opening the VA clinic here will make a huge difference for our veterans in Cobb County both in the Veterans court but also for the veterans in our community that need services,” Judge Green said.
Jessica Glicker | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]