The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, located in Spokane, Washington, will not build its anticipated $15 million mental health building in 2019. The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center was in the news because that location is the “pilot site” for the agency’s electronic health record modernization project in connection with VISN 20. KREM now reports a total of 38 projects are … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs Will Not Build Anticipated Mental Health Building
USA TODAY was able to secure additional records in the death of an elderly veteran following a VA police arrest at Kansas City VA Medical Center. The veteran who died was 66 year old Dale Farhner of Kingston, Missouri. VA has been tight lipped about an altercation May 10 with VA police that ended with Farhner in the Emergency Room with a brain bleed. A new report shows an … [Read more...] about VA Police Beating Of Veteran Ended In Death From Possible TBI, Stroke
A report issued yesterday revealed Veterans Affairs is mismanaging its VA police force resulting in millions in overtime paid while some veteran patients go without protection. There are almost 4,000 VA police working for the agency at is 139 medical centers. Those individuals are supposed to work at securing property and preventing crimes. IG found that VHA facilities are … [Read more...] about IG: Veterans Affairs Confused About The Role Of Its VA Police
The Department of Veterans Affairs is dodging questions from two US senators about a veteran’s death following a VA Police altercation at Kansas City VA Medical Center. The veteran in question was Dale Farhner who died in May after an altercation with VA police outside the emergency department. A tipster reportedly told local press that Farhner was comatose after the … [Read more...] about Was Elderly Veteran Death Caused By VA Police Beating?
The Atlanta VA Medical Center just shuffled around a large portion of its leadership team after the facility was downgraded to among the worst VA centers in the nation. With one leader retiring and other being temporarily moved, the agency is investigating why the facility dipped to 1 star out of 5 in a recently released rating. Most of the staff was temporarily reassigned … [Read more...] about Atlanta VA Shuffles Staff After Hospital Downgrade To Among Worst