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
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Last week, a great deal of press coverage discussed the GAO finding that VA stopped spending its money on suicide prevention advertising, but little talked about why VA stopped those programs. RELATED: See GAO Suicide Prevention Advertising Since it's Christmas week, I will keep this topic light. Drilling down into the bigger question, was the drop in advertising funding … [Read more...] about Is VA Playing Politics With Its Suicide Prevention Dollars?
It is official; Veterans Affairs has temporarily ceased purging veterans' caregivers from the VA Caregiver Program after pressure from Congress over unlawful discharges. Two days after getting pressure over failures to launch its new Caregiver client management software, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie announced his agency will stop purging caregivers. Presently, agency … [Read more...] about It’s Official: VA Issues Formal Moratorium On Caregiver Purges
Officials at Chillicothe VA Medical Center reported multiple VA police calls from veterans claiming phone scammers are calling them. The Chillicothe VA Police Department, located at the medical center, reportedly received multiple calls from veterans on December 9, 2018. The veterans stated the callers posed as VA officials asking them to confirm their full social security … [Read more...] about Veterans Targeted By Phone Scammers Before Holidays
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