Jefferson County, NY – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Member of the House Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, toured the Fort Drum healthcare system with Lieutenant General Nadja West, United States Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command. In a visit led by Major General Walter Piatt, Commander, 10th Mountain Division, the group toured Carthage Hospital, Samaritan Hospital and the Fort Drum and Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic.

“I thank Lieutenant General West for making this visit and seeing first-hand the strong healthcare partnership between Fort Drum and the North Country community,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Today’s tour was an opportunity to learn more about the incredible work being done by the Fort Drum Healthcare system and to speak to the men and women on the ground about what we can do to continue to improve the quality of care we deliver to our troops. As Congress turns to the NDAA and the Appropriations process, I will continue to fight to make sure Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division has a seat at the table and to ensure our brave men and women in uniform get the care they deserve.”

In Congress, Rep. Stefanik is the author of several important measures to help our military families, including the Support Our Military Caregivers Act – legislation she has championed to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Family Caregiver Program to help better support family members caring for seriously wounded veterans.