VA, KU Medical Center Expanding Health Care Access

Nov 13, 2012

The Veterans Administration and the University of Kansas Medical Center plan to provide more telemedicine access for Kansas veterans.

Officials from the VA and the medical center said Tuesday the effort will allow veterans to access mental health care without traveling great distances to a VA facility.

The effort began two years ago as a pilot program between the VA and the Kansas Medical Center facility in Garden City. Contracts are being worked out to first expand the access to two more facilities in rural Kansas.

Briana O'Higgins

Thursday is Flag Day, and at a celebration of the holiday this weekend in Wichita, a different kind of American flag will be presented to the Robert Dole VA Medical Center.

One evening six years ago Randy Cabral sat down at his desk to create a new kind of American flag.

The original looks like an elementary school art project - dried flaky glue all over, and what looks like a senseless hodge-podge of colors and textures.

“These are stars that I bought from Hobby Lobby,” says Cabral.