Official: One-third of Calls to VA Suicide Hotline Are UnansweredSome hotline workers handle fewer than five calls per day and leave before their shifts end.
VA Announces Hiring of St. Louis VA Medical System DirectorYou can take the "interim" tag off the acting director of the St. Louis VA medical system.
John Cochran Medical Center Director Candidate Interviews Begin Next Week"This time, we are really committed to making sure that we get a director who wants to be here, and to stay here for a long time so they can be successful."
St. Louis VA Supplying an Expensive Cure to Hep CThe new drug, Sofosbuvir, can cost the VA $42,000 for each patient's 12-week treatment.
PTSD, Veteran Suicide Hits Home For CBS Military AnalystCBS News military analyst Col. Jeff McCauland's nephew committed suicide two years ago after being diagnosed with PTSD.
Illinois Congressman Pressures VA to Hire Local DirectorsMike Bost is sponsoring a bill calling on the VA Secretary to deliver a plan to Congress in four months.
McCaskill To Get Data Base Of Vets Involved In Mustard Gas ExperimentsDefense Secretary agrees to hand over database.
St. Louis VA Mental Health Records Questioned by WatchdogA federal watchdog says it has confirmed a whistleblower's claims that Veterans Affairs sites in St. Louis marked appointments for mental health patients as completed before they were seen, effectively boosting the appearance of the sites' productivity.
McCaskill Renews Call for Watchdog at VASenator Claire McCaskill renews the call for passage of her bill introduced last year that mandates the firing of employees found to have retaliated against whistle blowers.
McCaskill Calls for Higher VA Director Salary to Attract CandidatesSt. Louis is one of 30 VA cities around the country struggling to fill vacancies in the top position.
VA Probes Report of Patio, Stairs Use of Military HeadstonesThe federal Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general is investigating reports that a southern Missouri patio and staircase is made out of military gravestones.
Haaf Considers Permanent Stay at St. Louis VASt. Louis is one of some 30 VA markets in search of a permanent medical director

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