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August 18, 2017

#VAFail – Buffalo VA may have put veterans at risk of infection through unsterile equipment

More than 500 patients of the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be notified that they may be at risk of infection due to “an improperly cleaned medical scope.” The Buffalo News reported that manufacturer instructions “may not have been followed” by staff during the disinfection process for the reusable equipment. If there is a… Read more »

August 17, 2017

#VAFail – After 5 Years, Spokane, WA Facility Still Has Not Fixed Hole in Roof

Ensuring veterans’ safety has once again slipped through the cracks at the VA. According to a recent report, there has been a hole in the roof of the Spokane, Washington VA Medical Center, causing water to leak into the facility, for the past five years. A Spokane, Washington newspaper, the Spokesman-Review,found House Veterans Affairs Committee… Read more »

August 15, 2017

Marine veteran shares his experiences at the VA

Adam Miller spent 4 years on active duty in the Marine Corps. He sustained neck and back injuries during that time, the remnants of those injuries still affecting him today. After leaving the Marine Corps, Adam began seeking treatment with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for his service-connected injuries. He was met with a… Read more »

August 11, 2017

Former DC VA Director Who Jeopardized Veterans’ Health Back With VA

This country has made a commitment to care for the men and women of our armed services that were disabled or injured in the line of duty. However, the DC VA has repeatedly failed to meet this obligation. Now, the former DC VA Director, who was found to have jeopardized veterans’ health while leading the… Read more »

August 9, 2017

#VAFail – Dermatology Delays Show Veterans Choice Program Needs Reform

The Veterans Choice Program was established after the Phoenix VA waitlist scandal, where 40 veterans died while waiting on manipulated wait times. However, a recent VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report illustrates the need for more reforms, finding that the program experienced several inefficiencies that put veterans’ health at risk in a North Chicago,… Read more »

August 3, 2017

#VAFail – Former DC VA Director Refuses to Hand Over “Sensitive” Emails Sent to Wife

The former Director of the D.C. VA Medical Center, Brian Hawkins, is the focus of another report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) this week; this time putting VA confidential information at risk. Hawkins, who was demoted in April due to failing “to provide effective leadership”, was finally fired on Friday. A recent report… Read more »

July 25, 2017

Purple Heart recipient shares his VA story

Veterans from all over the country have faced extensive wait times at the VA, and many have stood up to share their experiences. Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient Ben Rangel is one of those veterans. Ben served in the Marine Corps for eight years. During that time he served three tours, two of… Read more »