Salem VAMC launches social-media sites
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem has launched a campaign using social media to reach Veterans and their families. To date, the Salem VAMC Facebook page has 491 likes and the Twitter account has 94 followers. The VAMC expects the program to enhance the relationship Veterans have with the medical center, and provide them with news about events, clinics and other resources.
The hope is that veterans who are not enrolled in the VA health care system will use these social media sites to find out about their eligibility for care and attend screening events that the VAMC Rural Health Team organizes in Southwest Virginia.
Veterans are also encouraged to use a secure online site called MyHealtheVet that allows registered patients to view their lab results, refill prescriptions, check their appointments, and communicate with their health care team through secure messaging.
Links to all three of these sites can be found at www.salem.va.gov.