Mountain Home Tennessee VA Medical Center New Director
January 9, 2017 Mountain Home, Tennessee.
Director Dean Borsos begins his new career at Mountain Home VAMC. Click here to learn more about Director Borsis.
VA Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 9 leaders recognize Vet to Vet Tennessee's Veterans Court Progam
June 14, 2016 Monroe County Veterans Court, Madisonville, Tennessee.
Letter read in court "On behalf of Mr. John Patrick, Network Director for the Mid South Health Care Network (VISN 9) and the entire VISN staff, we ask that you personally extend our congratulations to George “Frank” Willis, USMC and Michael Lunnemann, US Army on their successful completion of the Monroe County Veterans’ Court Program". Read more
June 28, 2016 Loudon County Veterans Court, Loudon, Tennessee.
Letter read in court by Mountain Home VAMC Acting Facility Director Mr. Dan Snyder "On behalf of Mr. John Patrick, Network Director for the Mid South Health Care Network (VISN 9) and the entire VISN staff, we ask that you personally extend our congratulations to USMC Michael McGrail and USMC James Wood on their successful completion of the Loudon County Veterans’ Court Program" Read more
Within our VISN 9 there are eight (8) VA Medical Centers, nine (9) Outpatient Clinics and 40 Community Based Outpatient clinics. For all intents and purposes each medical center is a stand-alone program and is in charge of the clinics in its regions. This means that unless the leadership is made aware of changes, it may take a while for the information to filter out to them so that they can integrate and implement them.
June 7, 2016 Report No. 14-04435-265. Mental Health Service Concerns at the Knoxville VA Outpatient Clinic James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Mountain Home, Tennessee. As a result of the 2-year long investigation, the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) substantiated three (3) major mental health deficiencies at the Knoxville Outpatient Clinic.
The VAOIG recommended that the Facility Director improve processes for communicating with community-based consumer-run groups that provide mental health services to veterans enrolled at the Knoxville VA Outpatient Clinic.The VISN 9 Network Director John Patrick and the acting Mountain Home VAMC Facility Director Dan Snyder concurred with the finding and recommendations in the report. Mr. Synder’s January 4, 2016 memorandum stated “I concur with the findings and recommendations of this Office of Inspector General report. We had already been actively working to improve or enhance these areas and welcome the “fresh eyes” perspective provided by this report.”
This forged the development of a true partnership between the VA and the Council. Click here to view the full VAOIG report. The Council prepared a written response to the report on July 14, 2016 and submitted it the VA Secretary Robert McDonald et al. Click here to view the Council’s response and click here to view the letter to the Secretary.