Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Palo Alto, California, earlier today.
In his most recent tweet, Cook said that he was “honored” to meet veterans and doctors at the medical center, whose staff is said to have been using iPads to treat patients. His tweet is accompanied by a photo of him talking with a staff member holding what appears to be an iPad.
Not pictured in the photo is California Representative Anna G. Eshoo, with whom Cook visited Palo Alto VA. Eshoo, however, has posted a photo on Instagram showing her posing with Cook, veterans, and hospital staff members.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 21, 2014
As noted by AppleInsider, Cook’s visit took place just a day after Robert McDonald, the newly appointed Secretary of Veterans Affairs, visited Palo Alto VA as part of his tour of VA facilities across the U.S. According to a report by San Jose Mercury News, McDonald praised Palo Alto VA as “an example to be emulated” as the VA department undergoes a major overhaul amid “reports of veterans dying while waiting for care and workers falsifying records to cover up the delays.”
For its part, Apple has been pushing its health initiatives, including its HealthKit software and long-rumored health-tracking “iWatch,” with potential partnerships with professional health providers and managed health care companies.