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Despite its many, well-publicized problems, the VA delivers as good or better healthcare than non-VA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care quality, albeit with wide variations across individual VA hospitals, a RAND Corporation study says. Researchers examined common ...
The study, conducted by the nonprofit RAND corporation, identified 3 comparable non-VA hospitals for each of the organization's 135 locations around the country. Using 30-day mortality and readmission measures and a host of established quality metrics and patient surveys. The data used in the ...

A free legal clinic for veterans will be held Saturday at the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee. Attorneys will answer legal questions and give consultations on a range of issues including child support and custody, divorce, creditor and bankruptcy problems, housing and ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs named Adam Robinson, MD, acting director of the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, according to a Stars and Stripes report. Here are five notes: 1. Dr. Robinson, who is slated to serve in the role for four months, is the director of Baltimore-based VA Maryland ...
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs appointed Adam Robinson on Monday to lead its D.C. hospital for about four months, making him the third temporary leader of the facility since its director was fired last year. Robinson, a physician and the director of the VA Maryland Health Care ...
Especially the past couple Mondays we've had a lot of snow, so they were using it to let us know that they weren't able to make it to their appointment that day," said Nicole Kleist, Access Coordinator for VA Hospital. VetText does not replace other reminders, it solely improves the experience. This is just ... technology

Suicide at St. Louis VA hospital is one in a string of self-inflicted deaths at veterans facilities. By Blythe Bernhard St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... "It's more than a suicide," said Dr. Jose Mathews, former chief of psychiatry for the St. Louis VA hospital system. "It's a veteran making a statement about their ...
The causes start right at the top in Washington, where political hacks are appointed to run the health care needs of veterans, instead of qualified people with the dedication to the military vets in mind. This problem expands to the VA hospitals because lack of funds causes poor management political ... VA hospital
When a veteran dies at our VA hospital, we all feel the loss. Even though I have been caring for veterans for over two decades in four different VA hospitals -- as a medical student, resident, fellow and now as an attending physician -- I only recently witnessed a ceremony that is both beautiful ... hospital
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's mobile sterilizing and processing unit should be up and running in a few weeks, according to hospital officials. The temporary unit is being built outside the hospital using an autoclave sterilization unit that uses steam to kill bacteria, spores and germs. hospital
(CNN) At least one investigation has been launched into how a senior adviser to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin hired on a temporary basis ended up with a coveted job leading a Washington, DC, veterans hospital, CNN has learned. The VA's Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection ... hospital
DENVER (CBS4)– After years of delays and coming in way over budget, the new VA hospital in Aurora will finally open later this summer. But even when that hospital opens, the old Veterans Affairs facility will not close right away. The old facility near Rose Hospital will continue to operate for another three ... hospital
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Dominion Energy said it is taking steps to show even more commitment to veterans. The company packed 500 lunches today to take to the VA Hospital in Clarksburg. In celebration of National Medal of Honor Day that is this weekend, Dominion Energy held the event to kick off its new ... hospital
Concealed carry bill, VA hospital town hall and more: 5 Things to Know for Thursday, March 22, 2018. TheDenverChannel.com ... The Veterans Affairs Administration is holding a town hall meeting today to update the public on the much-anticipated and long-overdue VA hospital in Aurora. The meeting is ... hospital
The W.J.B. Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia is beginning a massive $114 million construction and renovation program to improve patient care, parking and security. It's the largest update for the medical center since the five-story main hospital was built in the late 1970s. The dozen or so projects, which ... hospital
Amid a major shakeup at veterans hospitals across the country, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has named Joan Clifford the new director of the Bedford VA. The hospital has had two interim directors since the VA removed Christine Croteau, the last permanent director, in 2016 amid an ethics ... hospital
A new report from a Veterans Affairs watchdog slammed the department's leadership, blaming "failed leadership" and a "climate of complacency" for putting patients at risk at a Washington, D.C., VA hospital. The watchdog said that at least three program offices had sufficient information to inform Veterans ... hospital

(WLUC) - The Iron Mountain VA Hospital held their annual volunteer appreciation ceremony Friday afternoon. The ceremony recognized the many hours that their volunteers put in each year. Awards and pins were given to people who have been volunteering for multiple years. Over 400 VA ...
The park would commemorate the site as a former VA hospital and would include a flagpole, monuments representing each military branch, a plaque with a brief history of the property and a walking trail leading to the park. Also, all or part of the Brecksville VA property would be listed on the National ...
RICHMOND, Va. – In an effort to combat opioid addiction, the Veterans Integrated Pain Center at McGuire Veterans Medical Center has been moving from medication to meditation. Over a stretch of four years the veteran's hospital has looked for alternatives, especially with the growing public health issue.
Buffalo firefighters responded to a fire Thursday evening at the VA Western New York Healthcare Center off Bailey Avenue. Buffalo Fire Department Commissioner Vincent Muscarella said the cause was some roofing materials that caught fire. "We got to it very quickly," Muscarella said. The estimated ...
VA officials did not address the report in the announcement to reassign Paxton, but said the reason for the leadership change was the Roseburg facility's consistent presence on a list of the 15 lowest-performing VA hospitals. David Whitmer, the chief operating officer of the VA health care system in St.
More: Why some veterans suddenly die after leaving Murfreesboro VA hospital. ▻ More: VA plans to expand services in Knoxville and open 'state-of-the-art' medical facility. The plan includes four parts that, according to the VA, will involve new "sophisticated" tools, direct reporting to top VA officials and ...
More: 3 of Tennessee's VA hospitals part of 'aggressive' improvement plan ... The veterans' families — and others who have spent time at the Murfreesboro VA hospital — paint a bleak picture about how some are treated, leveling accusations that patients are force-fed medications, treated like jail inmates ...
HUNTINGTON - West Virginia's hospitals stand to lose as much as $15 million toward treating low-income patients if federal cuts to the Medicaid's Disproportionate Share Hospital program remain in place, warned Joe Letnaunchyn, president and CEO of the West Virginia Hospital Association. The first level ...
The Buffalo (N.Y.) VA Medical Center has rescheduled several surgeries after discovering discoloration on white tray liners in some of their sterilization packages, reports WKBW. Hospital officials found the discoloration during a routine quality check. Initial tests indicated the instruments in the packages ...
Intermediate Care Technician Andrew Bedy checks out the new rail system installed in many of the new hospital rooms on the recently renovated floor during the ribbon cutting on Wednesday at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. The third floor was renovated to offer better units for geriatric ...
Chemical fumes, traced to a leak in a faulty heating coil that released nontoxic propylene glycol, poured into the operating rooms at the VA hospital Dec. 28. As a result of the fumes, the VA medical center was forced to relocate six patients that had already been prepped for surgery. Some patients were ...
A veterans chapter in Douglas County is rallying in support of the Roseburg VA hospital. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Umpqua Valley Chapter 805 wants to make their voices heard, and with signs in hand, they're showing their support for the Roseburg VA Hospital. "We want the public to know that we're here," said ...
The Department of Veterans Affairs — which runs more than 150 hospitals across the country — will remain open and largely unaffected by the federal government shutdown. Certain claims processing departments of the VA may experience a slowdown. But its core functions — providing health care ...
Veterans Health Administration hospitals and clinics remain open despite the government shutdown, says the Lebanon VA Medical Center. VA hospitals and clinics are open with normal business hours, and veterans should keep their appointments, said Douglas Etter, Lebanon VA spokesman.
(CBS4)– After five years of delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the VA Hospital finally has an opening date. But the new facility doesn't have enough space, so that the old facility it was supposed to replace must remain open. On Wednesday, Congressman Mike Coffman, a Republican ...
Aerial photo of the 12-building Department of Veteran Affairs replacement medical center under construction in Aurora, Colorado. The entire facility has been under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' contract to Kiewit-Turner since November 2015. The project is on target for contract completion by January ...
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The Department of Veterans Affairs says the the VA Hospital in Aurora will open in August. va hospital VA Hospital In Aurora To Open In August. Copter4 flew over the VA Hospital in Aurora (credit: CBS). Congressman Mike Coffman, a Republican representing Aurora, tweeted an ...
Report: Troubled Aurora VA hospital likely to be understaffed. Associated Press. 2:26 PM, Jan 14, 2018. 28 mins ago. aurora va hospital | aurora veterans affairs hospital | veterans affairs hospital | veterans affairs department. Share Article. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be ...
The proportion of patients prescribed opioids at the Veterans Medical Center in Salt Lake City has dropped significantly since 2012, according to data released this week by the federal government. SALT LAKE CITY — The proportion of patients prescribed opioids at the Veterans Medical Center in Salt ...
When U.S. Navy veteran Eric Walker went to the emergency room at Columbia, South Carolina's Dorn Veterans Hospital with severe pains in his abdomen, he was asked to provide a urine sample. To Walker's surprise, medical staffers told him after an hour that he had flunked the hospital's standard drug ...
DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Department is expected to announce this month that a troubled Denver-area hospital under construction is finally complete after years of delays and severe cost overruns. But the Denver Post reports that it will take months more to finish the Aurora project — and that it will ...
Kennedy is a Navy Veteran and one of many finding success in the Primary Care Pain and Opioid Program at the Salt Lake VA hospital. “They are able to learn other strategies and techniques to kind of alleviate and mitigate their pain,” said Dr. Amber Martinson, the director for the program. She said 142 Americans die ...
An Oklahoma VA hospital hired a psychiatrist sanctioned for sexual misconduct who would later sleep with a patient. Among those not flagged in the national database was podiatrist Thomas Franchini, who made mistakes in 88 cases harming veterans at its Maine hospital but now practices in New York ...
When U.S. Navy veteran Eric Walker went to the emergency room at Columbia's Dorn Veterans Hospital with severe pains in his abdomen, he was asked to provide a urine sample. To Walker's surprise, medical staffers told him after an hour that he had flunked the hospital's standard drug test.
A federal judge had strong words Thursday for two former employees of the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock who used their positions to obtain opioids and other drugs at the hospital's expense for sale on the streets. But after lecturing the former pharmacy technicians about ...
VA Hospital, Doctor Accused Of Overlooking Cancer Signs. By John Petrick. Law360, Los Angeles (January 12, 2018, 3:09 PM EST) -- A U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in North Chicago and one of its doctors have been accused in a federal civil suit of failing to diagnose a patient's prostate cancer despite ...
Overdue and $1 billion over budget, Aurora VA hospital is still incomplete and will likely be understaffed, document says. The $1.7 billion facility has a to-do list hundreds of items long, according to document obtained by The Denver Post ...
In A First, VA Hospitals Release Data On Opiate Prescription Rates. The Department of Veterans Affairs was criticized for how it had handled opioid prescriptions in the past. ShareTweetEmail · SMS ...
Phil Roe, R-Tenn., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, that the hundreds of VA hospital and clinics nationwide recently had been “the target of violence, threats and other ... During the GAO review, inspectors traveled to nine VA hospitals from September 2016 to this month. They visited ...
*Like our headline says, the family of Army vet Vance Perry wants to know why he was released from the VA's care without them making sure he sent home properly. A hospital spokesperson confirmed that Perry arrived via the disabled American Veterans van program, but said the hospital arranged for him ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico VA Hospital is still ranking at the bottom for its care. A report released Friday shows it has a two-star patient rating. There has been criticism of VA hospitals around the country for excessively long waits and lack of appointments and care for veterans.
The Roseburg (Ore.) Veterans Administration Medical Center allegedly attempted to limit the patients it admitted to improve its quality ratings, according to a report in The New York Times. Here are six things to know about the report. 1. About four years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs started ...
Dusing said Temeck told DEA agents she was a friend of the Hetricks for more than a decade and advised Kathleen Hetrick, once a VA hospital nurse, on medical care after an injury. Temeck wrote the three painkiller prescriptions in 2012 and 2013 under the authority of her DEA prescribing license, issued ...


 

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