Rep. Bergman’s legislation, HR 1281, to name the new Gaylord VA Community Outreach Clinic (CBOC) after the late Steve Andrews has passed the U.S. Senate unanimously and is now heading for the President’s office. .
Andrews was a beloved member of the Gaylord community and a state legislator representing the 106and District, having previously served our nation overseas at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Guam and as a medic with the 1st Marine Division and 1st Marine Force Reconnaissance Company in Vietnam.
Steve Andrews entered the US Navy in 1967 as a Hospital Corpsman, later serving at the US Naval Hospital in Guam and as a medic with the 1st Marine Division and Marine 1st Force Reconnaissance Company in Vietnam. For his combat actions in Vietnam and for saving the lives of countless Marines, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and awarded the Purple Heart.
After his military service, Steve worked as a contractor and was later elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, representing Northern Michigan’s 106th District. Steve served Northern Michigan for two terms and then focused his efforts on building his family and business. Steve has coached and been a father figure to thousands of kids in baseball, football and more. He also served on the Board of Trustees of North Central Michigan College and served as President of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The new Gaylord VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) located at 2782 S. Otsego Avenue, officially opened on Monday, August 24, 2020. The 18,362 square foot CBOC provides outpatient primary care, mental health, telehealth, laboratory services, home based primary health care, women’s health and overall health.