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Female Veterans Press VA Hospitals to Meet Their Needs

From MPR News

Trista Matascastillo remembers arriving at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in 2010 for an exam and thinking the hospital didn't quite get the needs of female veterans.

The exam room, for instance, opened onto the patient waiting area, she said. She had to ask that the door be closed.

It was a tiny detail, one Matascastillo said staff fixed quickly. But the 16-year veteran keeps the story close by now that she is part of an effort to help the center improve care for women.

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Women Serving in War

From the war zone to life back home: Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from World War II to Vietnam to Afghanistan. This program is produced by TPT with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Adult Day Center on WCCO

Listen to clients and their families speak about the benefits of participating in our Adult Day Center program: Gwen, Ruth, Marilyn, Russ, Shirlee and Ed, Steve.

Minneapolis Veterans Home Construction Phases

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