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Congressmen Ask for Permanent St. Louis VA Medical Center Director

“I don’t care how great your record is,” he says, “120 days is not long enough to implement the improvements necessary, or even observe the problems, to say ‘hey, can we implement these programs here?'”

06/15/2015

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Help Wanted: VA Can’t Fill 30 Key Director Positions

Faced with complaints of long waits and shoddy patient care, the Veterans Administration now admits its scrambling to fill 30 vacancies of medical center directors around the country.

06/15/2015

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McCaskill, Blunt Pressure VA for a Permanent St. Louis Director

The Veterans Administration has yet to explain why the St. Louis VA has had seven different directors in the past two years – what Sen. Roy Blunt calls “outrageous.”

06/08/2015

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McCaskill Seeks Feedback from Veterans with Secret Shopper Survey

The initiative gathers feedback from veterans to improve VA health-care experiences.

11/10/2014

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Volunteers Build Ramps for Disabled Veterans

A group of volunteers is helping 15 disabled vets by making their homes more accessible – they’re building ramps.

09/26/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Town Hall Meeting to Address Veterans Care Issues

The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Robert Young Federal Building, at Tucker and Spruce downtown.

09/12/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA Works to Improve Response Time for St. Louis Patients

The VA is hiring more staff to improve its patient capacity, and adding a fleet of 11 vans to shuttle in patients from outlying towns.

08/29/2014

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VA Reform Bill Receives Mixed Reviews from Veterans

Veterans are voicing skepticism about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama.

08/08/2014

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McCaskill Confident VA Benefits Package Will Be Finalized Before August Recess

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s sure Congress will be able to finalize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits package before Congress recesses in August.

07/30/2014

Attendees to the Foreign Wars National Convention at America's Center listen as U.S. Vice President Jow Biden delivers his remarks at America's Center in St. Louis on July 21, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Acting VA Secretary: VA Needs a Behavior Correction

Acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference downtown.

07/22/2014

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