The Veterans Affairs Navigator Program at Shore: A New Resource to Help Veterans Seeking Medical Care

Steve Jansen, Shore Medical Center Veteran Advocate

May 10, 2017

It’s no secret that veterans in our region have faced difficulties accessing healthcare. Now, thanks to a new program at Shore Medical Center, help is available to make the process of seeking medical care through the Veterans Affairs (VA) much easier.

Steve Jansen (pictured) is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the man behind Shore’s new Veterans Affairs Navigator Program. Jansen, a disabled veteran who has been volunteering at Shore since 2002, knows first-hand the pain and struggles that many veterans have experienced while in search of healthcare.

"Veterans have long been neglected when seeking care, and it is very important to help them through the convoluted VA process,” Jansen says. “I have experienced and lived through the horrible nightmares and other negative effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Once I received treatment, my whole world changed. I am now dedicating my life to help any suffering veteran I can to experience the world in which I now live."

Through Shore’s Veterans Affairs Navigator Program, Jansen will help provide guidance and information to veterans in areas including VA coverage, reimbursements, compensation, benefits and much more.

For more information, contact Steve Jansen, Shore Medical Center Veteran Advocate at 609-653-3543 or email VA_Navigator@shoremedicalcenter.org.