NAMPA, Idaho — By next week, the Treasure Valley military community will have a new place to go to get special care they need and deserve.

The program called Military and Veterans Health is set to launch July 1 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa.

Under the new program, hospital physicians will provide high quality and timely care to the military community.

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Their training consists of being familiar with U.S. military service cultures as well as common diseases, injury, and exposures associated with active duty and deployed service members, and veterans.

“It is designed to honor and recognize both our colleagues and our community, all those veterans that are serving and live within our communities,” said Travis Leach, President, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center. “And it's a chance for us to take better care of them. And more specifically recognize them but also quickly diagnose those things that may be a result of combat experience overseas.” 

Members of the military community were on hand Thursday to help install five military service flags as part of the announcement.