MEDIA ADVISORY: Sanders to Hold Press Conference at White River Junction VA Medical Center, Visit Waterbury Ambulance Service

Originally scheduled for January 26, but rescheduled due to weather, the press conference and media availability will now take place this Friday, February 2

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 31 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) this Friday, February 2 will visit White River Junction and Waterbury. He will first hold a press conference at the White River Junction VA to discuss new renovations at the medical center, and publicly announce plans for a new, expanded Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in the Burlington area, long championed by Sanders. CBOCs provide primary care and mental health services to veterans, in addition to a widening array of clinical and diagnostic services, including physical therapy and dermatology. The new center will improve access to quality care for local veterans, including specialty services such as podiatry, ophthalmology, occupational therapy, and dental services.

Sanders will also discuss construction that began last week at the White River Junction VA Medical Center to modernize its inpatient hospital ward. The project will renovate 27,000 square feet of the hospital in three phases, maintaining its inpatient capacity even while it modernizes.

Later in the day, Sanders will visit Waterbury Ambulance Service, which is receiving $700,000 in federal spending secured by Sanders to upgrade its aging, outdated infrastructure to a modernized, highly-efficient station to house ambulances, daily operations, and services that will better serve the people of Waterbury.

11:30 a.m. Press Conference with Sen. Sanders
What: Press Conference with Sen. Sanders
When: 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 2
Where: White River Junction VA. 163 Veterans Dr, White River Junction, VT

3:00 p.m. Media Availability with Sen. Sanders
What: Media Availability, Waterbury Ambulance Services, Inc.
When: 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 2
Where: Waterbury Ambulance Service, 1727 Guptil Rd, Waterbury Center, VT