The Canandaigua VA was given a four star rating out of five. For years the VA has refused to release the internal ratings, but they were obtained by USA Today.

Despite concerns surrounding Canandaigua’s VA Medical Center, veterans in our area still get some of the best and efficient care in the nation, according an internal report obtained by USA Today. But plenty of veterans and their families still have concerns.

The Canandaigua VA was given a four star rating out of five. For years the VA has refused to release the internal ratings, but they were obtained by USA Today.

There are still a lot of concerns surrounding the medical center. Back in February there were issues with the VA center's suicide hotline. Some calls were going unanswered and sent to voicemail. The VA said they hired more staff and re-structured shifts to have workers available during peak hours.

In July, a congressional commission reported the Department of Veterans Affairs health operations have profound deficiencies, including inconsistent health care and long wait times. In October, workers on the Canandaigua VA campus say they were exposed to asbestos during renovation work. OSHA investigators found four serious violations.

Local VA officials want to hear from you. On Friday, the Canandaigua VA Center will hold a town hall style meeting where you can voice your concerns. It will be at the VA on Fort Hill Avenue in building five. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.

Messenger Post Media, along with our news partner, News10NBC will continue to follow any developments regarding the VA.