Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 17:36 EDT

Latest Department of Veterans Affairs Stories

2010-02-18 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Robert A. Petzel has taken the oath of office as the Under Secretary for Health within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), stepping up to lead the nation's largest integrated health care system. "Dr. Petzel brings to this position a strong leadership background in caring for Veterans as a longtime health system manager in VA," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "His commitment to outstanding medical quality and...

2010-01-30 11:07:00

VA Secretary Shinseki: Keeping Commitment to Lasting Tribute WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) held a dedication ceremony today in San Diego for the Miramar National Cemetery. "Offering more burial options for Veterans in southern California is a top priority," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "With this cemetery, we are keeping our commitment to provide a final resting place and lasting tribute to the men and women...

2010-01-19 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has won top national honors from the independent Institute for Safe Medication Practices for its excellence in preventing medication errors. "As one of the first health care organizations to develop and test bar code technology for medication administration, VA takes pride in its safety standards," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said. "This honor confirms that the department is...

2010-01-07 15:05:00

Shinseki Cites Strides in Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced 15 of its medical centers have been cited by the Green Building Initiative for their efforts to achieve sustainable energy. "We continue to take steps to assess and reduce our environmental impact," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said. "Ensuring the sustainability of our facilities across the country gives us energy efficient...

2009-12-29 11:09:00

Shinseki Applauds Top Rating by Independent Group WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office in Boise, Idaho, was recently recognized by an independent group for reducing its environmental impact. The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded its "gold" rating for the construction design of the 25,000 square-foot facility. "We continue to take steps to assess and reduce our environmental impact," Secretary of Veterans Affairs...

2009-12-08 10:52:00

Nation's Highest Honor for Innovation and Performance Excellence WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce have announced that a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research facility in Albuquerque, N.M., is the recipient of the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest award for organizational excellence. "This prestigious recognition is a demonstration of VA's commitment to excellence and innovation in...

2009-12-03 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a national survey of Veterans, active duty service members, activated National Guard and reserve members, and family members and survivors to learn if they are aware of VA services. "By hearing directly from Veterans and their family members, we gain valuable information to help us serve them better. We hope those who receive the...

2009-11-30 11:22:00

Secretary Shinseki Cites Improved Access for Veterans WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced the signing of a lease that will permit the dramatic expansion of services by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Cleveland's Veterans. "Through community partnerships and innovative business practices, we will provide more Veteran-focused services, ensuring Ohio's Veterans have access to 21st century care," said...

2009-11-25 10:04:00

Working Together to Share Records Safely, Improve Care WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Kaiser Permanente today announced an exciting program designed to improve care and services to our Nation's heroes. VA and Kaiser Permanente are launching a pilot program to exchange electronic health record (EHR) information using the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) created by the Department of Health and Human Services. "The...

2009-11-20 08:58:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patrick W. Dunne, the Under Secretary for Benefits for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), today announced his resignation for early next year. Dunne, who attained the rank of rear admiral while in the U.S. Navy, has been with VA since 2006. As Under Secretary for Benefits since October 2008, Admiral Dunne has directed the administration of VA's disability compensation, pension, education, home loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and...