Originally Published: August 9, 2017 5:50 a.m.
The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) is pleased to announce the launch of the VA Physician Ambassador Program.
The VA Physician Ambassador Program aims to enhance health care services to veterans and their families while providing a streamlined process for volunteer civilian physicians and clinicians to give back to the veteran community. Utilizing without compensation appointments, this program places fully licensed physicians and clinicians on a health care team at our medical facilities to serve veteran patients in various clinical areas.
We are seeking volunteer physician and clinician “ambassadors” as qualified licensed health providers who meet the same requirements as VA professionals in terms of credentials, training, supervision and evaluation.
Working with our health-care teams and staff at our VA facilities, your incredible skills and qualifications as volunteer physicians and clinicians will improve our ability to deliver great care and service, enhance access to urgent care, rural health care and emergency medicine for Veterans. In addition, your participation will create stronger collaboration and allow both VA and community health providers to benefit from the sharing of best practices and experiences.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Physician Ambassador, please contact Mary Dillinger, Public Affairs Officer, at 928-717-7587; or Worcester P. Bong, health systems specialist to the chief of staff, at 928-445-4860, ext. 6879.
Information from NAVAHCS.