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Eric Shinseki

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  • Did leadership by 'bold goals' spark vet wait-time crisis?

    Until he resigned in May, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki led his department of more than 350,000 employees for five years by setting "bold goals" that looked impossible to achieve but that he knew, from his Army years, could inspire better performance and,...
  • More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday

    More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday
    As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding...
  • 18 veterans who were on the Phoenix wait list died, VA chief confirms

    Eighteen veterans died while waiting for medical appointments, the acting Veterans Affairs secretary said during his visit Thursday to a facility that has become the epicenter of a growing and sweeping scandal over inadequate veteran patient care. Sloan...
  • Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA

    Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA
    As the longtime chief executive of a multinational corporation, Bob McDonald knows how to make a big business thrive. As a one-time Army Airborne Ranger, he knows what it means to take on a seemingly impossible assignment and succeed.  All that skill...
  • Around Town: VA needs to be held accountable

    A week ago Wednesday, the Veterans Administration Inspector General issued an interim report stating that 1,700 veterans who sought treatment at the Phoenix VA were victims of the scandal. The names of the vets had been erased from the official waiting...
  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare

    Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare
    Key senators announced on Thursday a bipartisan proposal to address a crisis in veterans' healthcare, seeking quick action on a scandal that embarrassed the Obama administration and angered lawmakers who are strong advocates for veterans. The...
  • Hampton VA gets mixed results in audit

    The Hampton VA Medical Center received mixed grades Monday in a nationwide audit from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The center's director said he was pleased with grades on quality of care while conceding much work remains to improve patient wait...
  • VA chief to investigate deaths of 18 who waited for care in Phoenix

    VA chief to investigate deaths of 18 who waited for care in Phoenix
    Eighteen veterans died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA medical center, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs said Thursday, as senators reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving veterans' healthcare in response to...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]

    Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]
    President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife. The...