Veterans in southwest Kansas won’t be driving to Fort Dodge for clinic appointments next year, they’ll be going to the Summerlon development in northeast Dodge City according to a recent article in the Dodge City Daily Globe.
Vicki Bondie, associate director of the clinic, said moving the clinic is mostly a matter of acquiring more space.
"We wanted to make sure we were meeting the needs of our patients," she said. "Fort Dodge is a wonderful place and they do a wonderful job, but we needed more space." Parking, in particular, has been limited.
"We're really excited to be able to provide [patients] with a newer facility, something we can use to cater to their needs and make sure they get the care they need," Bondie said.
The VA clinic has been at Fort Dodge since the late 1990s. It currently serves 1,300 veterans, but has 4,400 in its coverage area, Bondie said.