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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Winners of annual PAPME writing, photo contests announced

    The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors announced winners of the group's annual writing and photo contests Wednesday. Cash awards will be presented to the first-place winners at the Pennsylvania Press Conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on...
  • VA Secretary to Montana veterans: We need to do more

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs to do more to make sure Montana veterans get the health care they need in a timely fashion, VA Secretary Robert McDonald told veterans in Helena on Tuesday. "We recognize the importance of Montana, the second...
  • Report: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data

    A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster it actually was, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General. The...
  • Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she's running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's...
  • Tammy Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate

    Tammy Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday that she's running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for...
  • VA probing whether scopes gave patients superbug infections

    VA probing whether scopes gave patients superbug infections
    Veterans Affairs Department officials are investigating whether patients have been exposed to antibiotic-resistant superbugs from tainted medical scopes in the wake of several hospital outbreaks. The VA said Friday it began looking into the...
  • Hampton VA hospital faulted for suicidal patient's care

    A Hampton VA Medical Center patient twice reported his attempted suicide but the staff never notified the hospital's suicide prevention coordinator, according to an inspector general's report released Monday. The incident involving the man who had a...
  • Obama tours VA hospital that was site of long waits linked to deaths

    Obama tours VA hospital that was site of long waits linked to deaths
    Almost a year after ordering a massive shake-up of the Veterans Affairs Department, President Obama gave one troubled outpost a once-over Friday to see whether his massive staff housecleaning led to improvements. In a trip to the VA hospital in Phoenix,...
  • Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

    Members of Congress consoled whistleblowers and family members of veterans who died at a medical center in Tomah that has come under fire for poor care, and they criticized government officials who tried to defend previous investigations of the facility....
  • Inspection faults Hampton VA care after suicide attempt

    Inspection faults Hampton VA care after suicide attempt
    HAMPTON — A patient twice reported his attempted suicide to the Hampton VA Medical Center, but staff never notified the hospital's suicide preventon coordinator, an inspector general's report has found. The man, who had a history of depression,...
  • For 1 veteran at Tomah, even high doses didn't end the pain

    Like flashes of lightning, sharp pains strike 39-year-old Jason Bishop's left arm several times a day, causing him to writhe in agony. Frustrated by his chronic suffering, Bishop has struggled to find relief at several Department of Veterans Affairs...