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Injuries, failures reported on Augusta VA elevators

...closing on employees."The primary objective of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center elevator program is safety," hospital spokesman Pete Scovill said in a statement Tuesday. "Our elevators operate 24 hours each day, 365 days a year. When our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-21/injuries-failures-reported-a
Elevators at Fort Gordon's Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center all clear after two-week safety inspection

...The Eisenhower Army Medical Center's elevators are regularly inspected and meet all inspection standards," hospital spokesman Wes Elliott said in an e-mail.News of a flawless inspection at Eisenhower comes three weeks after The Chronicle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-30/fort-hospital-elevators-pass
Augusta VA reduces wait times for patients

...according to hospital records."We finally have a pro on board that understands what it is going to take," hospital spokesman Pete Scovill, said of Andrews' effort to revamp the phone line, which she has managed at previous VA facilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-09/augusta-va-reduces-wait-time
Augusta VA patient-support staff must reapply for upgraded position

...upgraded positions to earn the benefits of an average annual salary set to increase from $27,982 to $31,192.Hospital spokesman Pete Scovill said this week that the Department of Veterans Affairs initiated a program to reclassify its Patient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-02-13/augusta-va-patient-support-s
Cause of UGA student death undisclosed

...of Public Health) and based on this review, we would like to confirm there is no public health concern," said hospital spokesman Mike Pilcher.The cause of Alam's death had not yet been released as of Tuesday evening.The ARMC report "confirms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-18/cause-uga-student-death-undi
Augusta VA appointed new director

...hospital in Tuscaloosa that has an operating budget of about $140 million, and a workforce of 1,000 employees.Hospital spokesman Pete Scovill deferred all comment on the appointment to Sepich."Throughout Andrews' career, she has demonstrated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-28/augusta-va-appointed-new-dir
Augusta VA facing similar struggles a year after cancer-related deaths

...Hamilton, have resigned in the past year, but permanent replacements have yet to be found, said Pete Scovill, hospital spokesman."It is simply shameful," Kostromin wrote. "I am tired of hearing how these men could not simply be fired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-25/augusta-va-facing-similar-st
Across Georgia

...Nino said no charges have been filed.In other newsAN AMERICAN health-care worker in West Africa who might have been infected with Ebola was on his way to Atlanta's Emory Uni versity Hospital on Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-03/across-georgia
VA director resigns after Inspector General report issued

...reform," said Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Com mittee on Veterans Affairs.Augusta hospital spokesman Pete Scovill acknowledged the report Wednesday, but said he is "not aware of any connection" to Hamilton's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-29/va-director-resigns-after-in
Augusta VA execs awarded $25K in bonuses despite botched care

...Lemmons, Assistant Director David Patillo, and associate directors John Goldman and Richard Rose from 2007 to 2012.Hospital spokesman Pete Scovill said the "unknown" listing refers to employees no longer at the Augusta VA, including those who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-19/augusta-va-execs-awarded-25k