On January 01, 2010- my son was admitted to Tripler Army Medical Center for emergency surgery. that went well and they scheduled a follow up at the VA Medical Center the next week. The following week I took him to the Spark Matsunaga (former Senator of Hawaii) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (located on Tripler Army Medical Center grounds) for a follow up appointment.
He was seen immediately and though he had more tests to do I was amazed at how well they take care of their Veterans. This was the first time he had been there since his honorable discharge in 2006 and he now knows what's available.
With The VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) Honolulu serving approximately 127,600 veterans in Hawaii AND the Pacific Islands I commend the work all personnel in our VA Hospital do to help the Veterans of the Armed Forces.
Should you need additonal information on the hospital and their services:
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (phone: 433-0600)
Health Care Patient Advocates : The Patient Advocate is located at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center and serves as a liaison between patients and staff when a Service issue cannot be resolved. The Patient Advocate is Barbara Morgan and she may be reached by calling (808) 433-0126. Her office is located at: 459 Patterson Road, Ambulatory Care Center, Room 1B08
National Headquarters Info for Hawaii Office of Veterans Services:
459 Patterson Road
E-Wing, Room 1-A103
Honolulu, HI 96819-1522
(808) 433-0385 fax
Other Helpful Links:
- Other VA Facilities on Oahu
- Old Timer Speaks Out (Veteran's Blog)
- State of Hawaii - Offices of Veteran's Services
- VETERANS CEMETERIES on Oahu and Nationwide
- National Coalition for Homeless Vets in Hawaii
Remember: If you are a Disabled Veteran (30% or more) and have a service related disability ...you are exempt from the VA Loan Funding Fee when using your VA Benefits for a Hawaii Home Loan. Contact me for more details.