Latest United States Department of Veterans Affairs Stories

2014-07-24 23:11:09

The release of a report on the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system from the office of a prominent US Senator paints a bleak picture of care and services available to veterans. The report, citing everything from long wait times to allegations of incompetence, prompted LawyersandSettlements.com to reach out to noted VA benefits attorney Shanin Specter for his unique perspective on the VA healthcare system and VA medical malpractice lawsuits. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB)...

2014-07-18 23:06:37

A new VA home loans page was just completed by mortgage professional Kevin Leonard. The VA home loans page is to help provide information to those seeking requirements for a VA loan in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange County California. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Mortgage consultant Kevin Leonard and his team of originators are pleased to announce the VA home loans page is completed on their website. The newest addition about the home loan product can be viewed on the webpage...

2014-07-16 12:27:07

The country's largest wartime veterans organization is responding to the needs of veterans and family members affected by the VA wait-time scandal INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force, created in 2003 to conduct annual evaluations of health-care quality at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and other facilities. What: A Veterans Crisis Command Center, where the SWS team and...

2014-07-10 23:10:44

Acquisition of Warrior Technology Strengthens Federal Health Offering for Technology and Business Integration Across Federal Health Sector RESTON, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Liberty IT Solutions LLC announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Warrior Technology LLC, a rapidly growing federal IT business specializing in applications and software development, program management, systems integration, information assurance, and enterprise architecture services primarily within the...

2014-07-03 23:00:31

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cory Price as Assistant Director effective June 29, 2014. In this key position, Mr. Price will have direct leadership oversight of several key services across the healthcare system to include Logistics, Nutrition and Food Service, Police, Prosthetics and Sensory Aids, and Voluntary Service. Bay Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is pleased to announce the...

2014-06-30 08:25:40

New recruiting strategies and partnerships enable Charter to maintain a sustainable hiring platform for military veterans MADISON, Wis., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the broad range of skills they gained in the military, Charter is expanding its outreach to the nation's veterans - letting them know there's a place for them on its highly skilled and diverse team. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110526/AQ10195LOGO One of the key steps in this process was the...

2014-06-25 08:32:17

IRVING, Texas, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced that it has elected three new board members, as well as a new chair. The three new board members, each elected to three-year terms, include: -- Michael Butler, president, operations & services, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash. -- Dean Gruner, MD, president and CEO, ThedaCare, Neenah, Wis. -- Mark E. Larmore, CPA, group senior vice president, CFO and...

2014-06-24 12:28:34

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees strongly urges the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement enhanced whistleblower protections following the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC)'s letter to President Obama regarding ongoing deficiencies at VA facilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO The letter from OSC's Carolyn Lerner outlines the problematic practice of the VA's failure to take...

2014-06-24 12:28:17

National Survey by Jackson Healthcare Studies Physicians' Experiences with the Veterans Administration ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of the physicians who have experience practicing medicine at the Veterans Administration and the private sector since 2000 say the quality of care is worse in the VA system, according to a national survey of more than 1,500 doctors conducted by Jackson Healthcare. Fifty percent of the doctors who have practiced at the VA and in the private sector...

Texas Iraq War Veteran Struggles to Cope with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
2014-06-21 08:08:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online PTSD is one of the biggest problems facing our returning veterans. Time Magazine's Battleland Blog asserts that 21 percent of the 500,000 post-9/11 troops treated by the VA are being treated for PTSD, not counting veterans of the Vietnam or Korean wars. With so many vets under treatment for PTSD, you would think the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would have a firm grip on which of their...

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