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2014-09-29 12:21:45

The Oak Ridge Boys join The American Legion's commitment to address the needs of veterans. INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion and the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. military veterans, including better detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), help with the VA benefits process, as well as education and career opportunities for those who served our nation...

2014-09-27 23:03:30

VISTA Technology Services, Inc. Wins US Army Contract to Support the Army Stationing Installation Plan McLean, VA (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTA) has been awarded a contract by the US Army to support the service's Army Stationing Installation Plan (ASIP) as the Prime Contractor. The contract was awarded by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) – Fort Sam Houston to benefit the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for...

2014-09-25 16:26:16

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitioning from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to one based on value uniquely impacts every area of a hospital. To help hospitals and health systems nationwide, VHA Inc. today announced it is hosting a series of five free webinars that offer strategies designed around the distinct financial, clinical, operations and supply chain challenges leaders are facing in this transition. "The value based payment model is one of the most...

2014-09-24 20:23:19

Largest VA employees union committed to working with Secretary McDonald to deliver exceptional care to veterans WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald today delivered an impassioned presentation at the AFGE National VA Council labor-management meeting in Washington, D.C., laying out a clear vision focused on providing timely, quality, and innovative care to our nation's heroes. In doing so, McDonald stressed the...

2014-09-24 12:25:42

New Website Equips Health Care Professionals with Resources to Reduce Patient Demand for EED IRVING, Texas, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of VHA Inc.'s work as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), it is offering a free online toolkit (http://eedtoolkit.vha.com/) for health care professionals to educate expectant mothers and community stakeholders about the risks associated with early elective deliveries (EED) and therefore reducing demand. An EED is scheduling a baby's birth before...

2014-09-18 20:23:11

'We are hearing little about pervasiveness of corruption and incompetence' WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Angered by a recent IG report on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the testimony of senior VA officials, American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm sent a pointed letter to President Obama reminding him that he promised to institute "a critical culture of accountability" within the troubled health care system. Helm said that the change in...

2014-09-18 08:28:21

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique partnership to support private efforts to provide mental health services to veterans and their families could provide a model for similar efforts should federal officials decide to expand privately provided health care as part of reform of the VA health system, according to a new RAND Corporation report. The Welcome Back Veterans Initiative, a joint project of philanthropic groups and major academic medical centers, has...

2014-09-17 16:27:35

AFGE says retention, retaliation problems remain on VA's critical list WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasing the pay rates for VA doctors and dentists should help the Department of Veterans Affairs recruit additional providers to treat our veterans, but the VA still needs to tackle troubling retention and retaliation problems, the head of the largest union representing VA workers said today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "VA...

2014-09-16 23:06:57

Companies Offer Pro Bono Assistance to the Department of Veterans Affairs to Address its Scheduling Needs HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has accepted the organization’s pro bono offer to examine and propose improvements to the scheduling processes and systems at VA medical facilities. This effort stems from revelations of falsified scheduling records and severe treatment...

2014-09-15 23:10:38

Registration is now open for this national conference focused on leaders serving veterans and military families SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 The Patterson Foundation will host leaders from across the nation during the Veterans Legacy Summit, a multi-day conference designed to build cross-sector connections benefitting the nation’s veterans and military families. The conference will take place Nov. 14-15 in Sarasota, Fla. Leaders from government, military, philanthropy and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'