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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...

2009-11-19 15:32:00

Comprehensive Study Will Help VA Provide High-Quality Care WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching a comprehensive study of women Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War to explore the effects of their military service upon their mental and physical health. "One of my top priorities is to meet the needs of women Veterans," said Secretary Shinseki. "Our...

2009-11-17 09:30:00

Delivering Benefits Faster to Veterans WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To expedite the delivery of benefits to many injured servicemembers who receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department announced the expansion of a program with the Department of Defense (DoD) to streamline the application process for people retiring or exiting the military due to disabilities. "Streamlining our disability claims system and working closely...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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