Situated in San Diego County on the Fort Rosecrans Military reservation, the cemetery is located approximately 10 miles west of San Diego, overlooking the bay and the city. It became a National Cemetery on Oct. 5, 1934. The decision to make the post cemetery part of the national system came, in part, due to changes in legislation that greatly increased the number of persons eligible for burial in a national cemetery. Grave space in San Francisco National Cemetery then grew increasingly limited. In addition, southern California was experiencing a phenomenal population growth during this period, and there was a definitive need for more burial sites.
VA representatives and Veteran Service Organizations met today to explore the health care delivery capabilities offered by telehealth to help improve access to care for Veterans.
“Today’s demonstration is an important part of our ongoing conversation with our VSO partners in developing the tools that ensure Veterans have access to the quality care and services they have earned,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “Telehealth is rapidly becoming an attractive option, especially for Veterans who do not have a VA health care facility close to home.” In Fiscal year 2014 VA telehealth services served over 690,000 Veterans in over 2 million virtual visits.
The event also included a presentation of the new Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) scheduling software, which will help streamline how VA employees schedule telehealth appointments and resources. The CVT scheduling software was rolled out last month as schedulers began training to use the new program.