Dover VA Clinic to Re-Open in Near Future, Rep. Green Says


The Dover Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System clinic will be re-opening in a new location in the near future, U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) announced Friday.

Green tweeted, “After speaking with VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Director Jennifer Vedral-Baron, I’m pleased that an alternate—and better—location has been found for the VA clinic in Dover, and that we can anticipate an opening in the next two months.”

Green, a veteran himself, also tweeted, “My office is working closely with the @DeptVetAffairs and local officials to ensure every veteran continues to receive the care our Nation owes them during this transition period.”

Green also said in a statement, “If you are a veteran with any questions or are in need of care, please contact Woody Parker in our Clarksville Office at 931-266-4483.”

Green did not specify where or when the clinic will re-open.

The representative this past week wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie requesting answers on the clinic’s Sept. 15 abrupt closure, The Tennessee Star reported. He urged action to ensure that Dover’s veterans receive the honor and care of a grateful nation.

This clinic provides crucial healthcare services to Tennessee veterans, especially those who live in rural communities far from major hospitals in the state,” Green wrote. “I would like to know more about the specific issues that led to the closure of this facility, which is the only VA clinic within a 35-mile radius of Dover. Additionally, please share with us the reason for the sudden closure — with no advance warning.”

The TVHS Dover VA Clinic’s website provides a vague statement that it “is closed until further notice due to administrative issues.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.




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  1. Ralph

    In 2017 the three hospitals in the Tennessee Valley Health Care System – Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Memphis – were ranked dead last in the nation. It continues to be among the worst in the nation. The Director and her senior leadership team need to be shown the door. That’s the real story here.