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Creighton Officials, Others Meet to Discuss Veterans' Health

Creighton Officials, Others Meet to Discuss Veterans' Health

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs James B. Peake, M.D.; Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb.; and Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb; met with leaders from Creighton University, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Omaha businesses Monday to discuss the future of veterans care at the Omaha VA Medical Center.

Among the issues discussed were the facility’s infrastructural needs and space requirements.

"Creighton University's collaboration with the Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital gives our students and faculty the opportunity to work with America’s veterans and help them with their health care needs, which is a critical part of fulfilling our Jesuit university's mission to contribute to the betterment of society," said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S. J., Creighton president.

(pictured from left: Rev. Schlegel, Dr. Peake, Sen. Nelson and Dr. Enarson)

Cam E. Enarson, M.D., Creighton dean of medicine and vice president for health sciences, and Stephen J. Lanspa, M.D, senior associate dean for academic and clinical affairs, also participated in the meeting.