Veterans Object To Army Cutting The PTSD Program In River Hospital, New York

When Charles R. “Chuck” Wilkerson graduated from River Hospital’s Community Wellness Program in the summer of 2013, he was a changed man. Mr. Wilkerson, who served in the 10th Mountain Division for 11 years, had spent about 100 days in the program to be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. He said his healing process took slightly longer than those of others in the program, but his transformation was incredible.

On Thursday, River Hospital CEO Ben Moore III announced that the Army was pulling the program from the hospital to create a similar program on post at Fort Drum.

“If it wasn’t for the River Hospital,” he said, “I would be dead today.” Mr. Wilkerson said the River Hospital program was able to provide him care that the Army could not.

Read the full story in Watertown Daily Times.


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