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In 2014, a nurse working at a clinic operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Aurora, Colorado, said she was confused and scared when her ... Between 1998 and now, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has settled 263 claims involving sexual harassment and paid out a total of ... Veterans
Wednesday's dismissal of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin via presidential tweet is the latest in a string of high-level administration personnel changes. But this particular change in leadership is different -- for it also comes on the heels of the first increase in veteran homelessness ... Veterans
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 3: (AFP OUT) Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr.David Shulkin speaks during a Department of Veterans Affairs announcement with U.S. President Donald J. Trump of a new program using video and software technology to provide medical care to veterans at The White ...
This week, it David Shulkin of the Department of Veterans Affairs. That and other news brings us to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. That's syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Gentlemen, more turnover. This time, it was the head of the Veterans ...
Trevor Noah is suspicious of President Trump's decision to nominate the White House physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, to run the Department of Veterans Affairs. Noah pointed out that the move puts Jackson, who has limited managerial experience, in charge of a $186.5 billion department that ...

Donald Trump has many regrettable qualities, but seldom do they come together in such perfect concert as in his nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you work for Trump, you have a choice: You can be a shameless toady, or you can try not to let the door ...
There's more turnover in President Trump's cabinet -- this time at the Department of Veterans Affairs. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, about oversight of the department and the confirmation process of the person picked to lead it.
Trump said Wednesday afternoon that Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who has served as a White House physician for more than a decade, is his new pick to lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he would replace David Shulkin, who has been ... Texan
Trump said Wednesday afternoon that Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who has served as a White House physician for more than a decade, is his new pick to lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he would replace David Shulkin, who has been ... Texan
Those revelations led to the resignation of then-Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, as well as laws intended to increase accountability at the Department and increase access to care outside of VA facilities for veterans. Unfortunately, this new audit found that the pattern of ... Texan
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he has no interest in leading the Department of Veterans Affairs. That's a job the White House is dropping hints might be open sooner rather than later. White House support for embattled VA Secretary David Shulkin is eroding. Two administration officials tell The Associated ... Texan
The deadly incident at the offices of The Pathway Home claimed the lives of Executive Director Christine Loeber, 48; Dr. Jennifer Golick, 42, a therapist with the program; and Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, 32, a psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Texan
WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he had no interest in becoming the next head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, flatly rejecting speculation that he would soon take over the position amid rapidly eroding White House support for embattled VA Secretary David Shulkin. With Shulkin's ... Texan
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, under fire for ethics violations, said Thursday that he has no intention of leaving his job even as his standing with President Donald Trump erodes and the White House floats names of possible replacements. Speaking at a budget hearing, Shulkin ... Texan
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is finalizing the negotiations for a multi-billion-dollar deal with Cerner to replace its electronic health record (EHR) system. VA has justified this deal as a major step towards interoperability and information exchange, especially now that the Department of Defense (DOD) ... Texan
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - The city has chosen an Independence firm to redevelop the 103-acre site that once held the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital at Brecksville and Miller roads. City Council last week unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with DiGeronimo Development ... Texan

Soldiers with the 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion conduct K-9 medical training on Jan. 8 in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, Veterans Affairs officials announced they would review all canine medical testing at their department to determine if the experiments are still needed. (Capt. Jessica ... Texan
An internal audit published Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) revealed that the agency incorrectly reported wait times experienced by veterans seeking first-time care from the agency's doctors. The report, issued by the agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG), found that the Veterans ... Texan
Now that the horrifying details of yet another scathing report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) are out, Congress must pass bold and meaningful legislation that will transform the way we deliver care to veterans. If Congress does not respond to this latest crisis with the ... Texan
Shulkin, who has been telling the media that Trump political appointees in the Department of Veterans Affairs are trying to undermine him, was reportedly told by Kelly to stop fighting with staff and talking with the media. Kelly did tell Shulkin that he would help him with the issues he was having with staffers ... Texan
While West's handling of the sexual assault investigations drew praise from many on Capitol Hill, his tenure at the Department of Veterans Affairs was marked by accusations of mismanagement, as well as long-standing complaints that the department was doing too little to ensure proper healthcare for ... Texan
In August 2008, voters in Muskegon County passed a renewal of a tax to fund the Muskegon County Department of Veterans Affairs. It collects around $300,000 annually. The department's director wants voters to have the opportunity to decide this August if they want the tax to continue for another 10 years. Texan
This article is being co-published by ProPublica. Last June, President Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise by signing a bipartisan bill to make it easier to fire employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The law, a rare rollback of the federal government's strict civil-service job protections, was ... Texan
Gonzales was a clinical psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System. She also served as a trainer with PsychArmor, a nonprofit that provides free education to anyone engaging with the military community, said the institute's CEO Majorie Morrison in a statement ... Texan
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin visited the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on Friday to learn more about how the center's research may one day help veterans living with chronic brain diseases. Shulkin toured the facility to see the work underway at the Cleveland ... Texan
However, countless investigations and internal reports over the past decade have exposed a systemic cancer of mismanagement, neglect, and failure at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The 2014 scandal at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital, where several veterans died after being placed on a ... Texan
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Friday that Jill Dietrich will take over as director of the Dayton VA Medical Center after former director Glenn Costie retired in the fall. Dietrich is expected to assume the role in 30-45 days. She most recently served in Washington DC VA Medical center ... Texan
QUINCY -- Claims that the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs failed to properly notify residents and staff of multiple cases of Legionnaires' disease at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy have prompted legislators to propose a mandate requiring officials to provide written notification. Proposed by state ... Texan
VA appointees described the work environment as "toxic" and there have been reports of a coup within the agency, according to The Post, which interviewed 16 administration officials and other observers of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin has reportedly taken moves that look like he is increasingly worried about ... Texan
The Pathway Home, which is a privately run program that treats veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with post-traumatic stress disorder, said the three women killed were its executive director, a therapist and a psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Texan
Washington (CNN) Infighting among the top ranks at the Department of Veterans Affairs has paralyzed the agency's efforts to serve veterans, The Washington Post reported Friday. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's relationship with Trump appointees -- who are members of his senior management ... Texan
“Our model is to bring in experts from the private sector [in] to do a tour of duty in the government to work on impactful [applications],” Alex Loehr, deputy chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said at HIMSS18. “The tour of duty model [does] not [mean] coming in to spend a career in ... Texan
A new study suggests that there may some challenges to moving more veteran health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to private providers in New York state. Though Rand Corp. researchers concluded most providers in the state are able to provide timely care and follow clinical practice ... Texan
Cramped quarters at the Yountville home's residence halls provide less room per resident than required by federal law and may imperil funding the state receives from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, members of The Veterans Group, a cluster of Veterans Home members, told the Napa Valley ... Texan
Here's what's happening: According to officials, some lenders active in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home-mortgage program have been inducing borrowers to refinance their loans frequently in order to generate fat fees for the lenders themselves, rather than benefiting veterans with lower costs ... Texan
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Northport was again forced to suspend surgeries last week, when a failing air-conditioner motor required the hospital to close all five of its operating rooms, a VA official said. The hospital's five-bed surgical suite, which is served by a stand-alone ... Texan
... represents Tennessee's 1st Congressional District. His speech to vets did not mention medical marijuana. But afterward, Roe spoke with reporters, it was reported by Stars and Stripes. During that conversation, he said he supported research into medical marijuana by the Department of Veterans Affairs ... Texan
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams III as the new commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. He will replace retired Brig. Gen. Norman E. Arflack who has been confirmed to serve as a U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky. “Brig. Texan
CHICAGO -- The head of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs said it may not be practical to spend millions to replace significant sections of plumbing at the Illinois Veterans Home as a way to fight Legionnaires' disease because "many of those buildings will not exist" five years from now. Veterans' ... Texan
14 by an inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Let's consider the evidence and see if we think VA Secretary David Shulkin was being straight about the friendship between his wife and the woman who gave the gifts. (Spoiler Alert: He wasn't.) * When asked by investigators, the woman ... Texan
A veteran can see clearly now after our 11 Call for Action team got involved when he was denied eye surgery hours before it was scheduled. Danny Webster reached out to our volunteers when the Department of Veterans Affairs denied his surgery at the last minute. You may have seen this story on KKTV ... Texan
Vivieca Wright Simpson, who for more than two years was VA Secretary David Shulkin's most senior aide, retired amid findings she misled ethics officials to secure approval for Shulkin's wife to accompany him on a taxpayer-funded trip to Europe and other ethics violations. The Department of Veterans ... Texan
In addition, the House voted to prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from reporting the veterans it deemed mentally incompetent to the database. Lance was one of only two Republicans to vote no. House Democrats held a sit-in on the House floor in June 2016 in an unsuccessful attempt to press ... Texan
In an interview, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin detailed new claims that his agency was hacked or spoofed, but the VA released a statement within the hour saying it could find no evidence of compromised emails. “It was a request to wire money out of the VA to somewhere else,” ... Texan
In 2015, as part of the USS Oklahoma Project, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to exhume all of the unknown remains from the USS Oklahoma, and began the lengthy identification process that involved almost 13,000 skeletal elements. According ... Texan
The Senate also passed the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act (H.R. 3122), to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to put on its website a warning regarding dishonest, predatory, or otherwise unlawful practices targeting individuals who are eligible for increased pension payments from the VA. Texan
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation alleged she had doctored emails to justify Secretary David Shulkin's wife accompanying him on a European trip at taxpayer expense. The internal investigation by ... Texan
In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on veteran caregiver support on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency's chief of staff has stepped down after an investigation ... Texan
It is important to note that ignoring federal laws designed to create equality among a variety of races, genders, ages, sexes, etc., may be the main reason that the Department of Veterans Affairs is best known for wrongful death, incompetence and nepotism instead of health care or modernity. Our tax dollars ... Texan


 

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