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VA awards wrongful-death settlement to local family

...Veterans Affairs last week after VA hospitals in Augusta, Dublin and Atlanta...of negligent care in the three VA hospitals, said family attorney Chuck Pardue...Macon, when Georgia's three VA hospitals didn't have space to care for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-12/va-awards-wrongful-death-set
Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

...private doctors and other health professionals to care for qualifying veterans who can't get timely appointments at VA hospitals or clinics or who live more than 40 miles from one of them. It includes $5 billion for hiring more VA doctors, nurses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-07/obama-signs-veterans-health-
Sen. Graham praises veterans health care bill

...and improve the quality of care for veterans, but only if he gets rid of the people who have caused problems in the VA hospitals and clinics. "If nobody gets fired, we're going to be right back here dealing with the problem," said Graham...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-05/sen-graham-praises-veterans-
Disabled Army veteran blasts care received at Augusta VA

...believes he would have died had he taken the advice.Nine veterans have died and 15 others have had conditions worsen at VA hospitals in Augusta and Columbia from management delaying more than 7,500 gastrointestinal referrals.Sharp contacted the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-02/disabled-army-veteran-blasts-
Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

...involving long patient waits and falsified records at VA hospitals and clinics became public.The independent Office of...there. Mitchell, a former co-director of the Phoenix VA hospital's ER, said in testimony prepared for the House committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-08/watchdog-retaliation-com
Augusta VA reports more adverse incidents in care

...more than 4,500 endoscopies being delayed.In analyzing data on more than 575 "institutional disclosures" filed at VA hospitals nationwide, The Free Beacon found that Augusta had 14 such incidents in 2013 and five so far in the first two quarters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/augusta-va-reports-more-adve
Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

National experts say the quality of care in the Department of Veterans Affairs is in jeopardy because of a shortage of physicians and nurses at VA hospitals, including the one in Augusta.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-12/organizations-link-va-proble
Rants & Raves

...devil" that Bill is. PAY ATTENTION. THE best illustration of what government-run healthcare will become are the VA hospitals. It might take a few years, but it is coming. A BIG RAVE TO THE person or persons who paid for our lunch yesterday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-20/rants-raves
Larry Hightower

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Larry Donald Hightower entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m., at McElmurray Baptist Church...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171851665
Richard Williams Sr.

...He was a member of the Retired School Teachers Association. He volunteered at the Georgia War Nursing Home and both VA Hospitals here in Augusta. He was the VAVS Representative and Deputy for 6 years. Richard will always be remembered for his...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171838817