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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistle-blowers
Associated Press | September 29, 2014
The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has reached financial settlements with three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistle-blower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.
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Obama to announce mental-health initiatives for vets
Associated Press | August 26, 2014
Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans.
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House approves VA healthcare overhaul
Associated Press | July 30, 2014
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' healthcare.
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Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary
Associated Press | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for healthcare and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
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VA seeks $17.6 billion for more staff, facilities
Virgil Dickson | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department is asking Congress for $10 billion in new funding to hire 10,000 additional clinical staff over the next two years and to pay for veterans' care delivered by private providers.
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VA nominee McDonald must tame government bureaucracy, pundits say
Virgil Dickson | July 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The newly nominated Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald will likely face little resistance to his confirmation, despite his limited military and government agency experience, veteran and political insiders say.
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Obama to nominate former P&G chief McDonald as next VA secretary
Associated Press | June 29, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO and West Point graduate Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in...
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HCA's Perlin to advise acting VA secretary
Bob Herman | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at Nashville-based HCA, the largest private-sector health system in the U.S., has been named as a senior adviser to acting Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Sloan Gibson.
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Veterans gain Tenet system access in five states
Bob Herman | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Veterans in five Sun Belt states now have access to Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s civilian facilities—an announcement that comes as lawmakers grapple with legislation to expand medical care outside the Veterans Affairs Department—and as the geographic mismatch of VA facilities to the veteran...
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VA challenged on handling of whistle-blower charges
Associated Press | June 23, 2014
A top federal investigator said Monday that the Veterans Affairs Department is risking patients' health by not fully addressing whistle-blower complaints about the quality of care. The VA's acting director responded by launching an agency review.
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