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#VAFail – GAO Report Finds VA Failing to Keep Updated Data and Records

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It’s common sense: accurate record-keeping is the foundation of any successful business or organization. It’s a reflection of the respect the organization has for its customers and their needs. But common sense has been in short supply in recent years at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Following reports of VA budget challenges and previous VA... Read more »

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#VAFail – No Prosecutions for VA Officials Accused of Lying to Congress about Aurora Construction Scandal

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The construction of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Aurora, CO has been an ongoing scandal. First the VA ignored repeated warnings that the project was behind schedule and over budget. Then it fined the employee who raised those concerns. The contractor quit, leaving behind unfinished facilities after the VA was found in breach of... Read more »

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#VAFAIL—Missing Veteran Found Dead in VA Hospital Parking Lot

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When a veteran didn’t come home after an appointment at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center, the family allegedly repeatedly begged hospital staffers for help finding him. According to reports, after two days of waiting, the man’s sister went and searched the medical center’s parking lot herself. She found his body slumped over the steering... Read more »

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#VAFAIL – Michigan VA Unsafe Blood Transfusion Practices Prove Near-Fatal for Veteran

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A recent report of negligence and neglect from the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan highlights the urgent need for VA accountability. Two years ago, the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) responded to a complaint involving a veteran who received an unsafe blood transfusion at Battle Creek. The caregiver had full access to the... Read more »

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#VAFail – Opioid theft at VA facilities is a continuing problem

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While the nation was honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, a shocking story came out on Memorial Day about a series of criminal investigations into drug theft by employees at dozens of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. The Associated Press reports that the VA  Inspector... Read more »

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#VAFail – Refrigerators, Hospital Beds, Dishwashers All Go Missing at VA Health Center

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It’s easy to misplace a $10 calculator, and people lose cell phones all the time. But it’s pretty rare to lose a refrigerator. That’s exactly what the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Central-Western Massachusetts Healthcare system managed to do. An investigative news team looked into hundreds of pages of “lost and found” records from 2010 to... Read more »

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#VAFail – OIG confirmed cockroaches in VA kitchen, veterans’ food

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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is scheduled to mark up the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act in an afternoon session today, and that can’t happen soon enough. Last year, whistleblower reports came from the Chicago-area Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital claiming cockroaches had infested the hospital’s kitchen and were even on occasion served in... Read more »

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#VAFail – Raw and Expired Food Served at VA Hospital

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A VA hospital in suburban Chicago with a history of serious hygienic problems has come under fire once again — this time for serving their patients raw and expired food. The Daily Caller first reported on the culinary derelictions: Photos acquired exclusively by The Daily Caller show food at the Hines VA Medical Center is... Read more »

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#VAFail – Less than a month after scathing report, problems still exist at DC’s VA

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Less than a month after a shocking report from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General Michael Missal that detailed “serious and troubling deficiencies that placed patients at unnecessary risks,” the D.C. VA medical center finds itself under additional scrutiny after “further incidents” were uncovered yesterday by the Inspector General. While visiting the DC medical... Read more »

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#VAFail – Boston VA Blunders Continue to Risk Veterans’ Information

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Only a week after reports of misdiagnosis and untreated traumatic brain injuries of combat veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Boston facilities face new allegations. An Air Force veteran, identified only as Terry, claims VA officials handed him medical records of two other veterans in addition to his own, mishandling private information. He didn’t... Read more »

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