“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?'”
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.
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.”
The initiative gathers feedback from veterans to improve VA health-care experiences.
A group of volunteers is helping 15 disabled vets by making their homes more accessible – they’re building ramps.
The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Robert Young Federal Building, at Tucker and Spruce downtown.
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.
Veterans are voicing skepticism about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama.
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.
Acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference downtown.