Veterans Hospitals

APNewsBreak: VA fires Phoenix hospital director
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delay…
Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is vowing to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light.
Report: Retaliation by VA supervisors common
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing…
VA review finds ‘significant and chronic’ failures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whis…
VA Health Care Nominee Withdraws
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.

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