NORTHFIELD – Senator Robert Menendez joined Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Northfield Mayor Vincent Mazzeo and others at a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a new and modern Veterans Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Northfield. The new 10,000 square-foot VA medical facility offers improved access and upgraded technology for veterans who previously relied on a smaller, outdated facility in Ventnor for local care.
“I, along with Congressman LoBiondo, have long been fighting to ensure our southern New Jersey veterans have access to the healthcare they deserve and have earned,” says Sen. Menendez in a release. “This state-of-the-art clinic has found a great home in Northfield, giving Atlantic and Cape May County veterans the opportunity to take advantage of new technologies — like telemedicine — and other medical services which until now weren’t available locally. And I applaud the VA and all those involved for making it happen
“This is a great step forward, but I hope it’s just the start,” he adds. “Even with these new local services, some veterans will still have to travel 90 miles to a different state to receive full service medical care. In my view, it’s just not acceptable to ask a veteran to travel to Wilmington for care after they have traveled to fight a war on our behalf. I look forward to continuing to work to honor those who have served and keep our commitment to them when they return home.”