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Disabled Army veteran blasts care received at Augusta VA

...reign in their hallways and to cruelly make these kinds of decisions demands investigation. It is monstrous."Augusta VA spokesman Pete Scovill said that because Sharp's claim is within the jurisdiction of a tort claim, it would be "inappropriate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-02/disabled-army-veteran-blasts-
Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for Augusta woes

...has 782 full-time positions, 151 of which are vacant, said Clare O'Geary, the deputy nurse executive.Augusta VA spokesman Pete Scovill said 27 of the hospital's 157 full-time physician positions are vacant, including chief of staff and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/acting-va-chief-blames-staff
Expert says Augusta VA's report on backlog feasible

...Augusta Chronicle on Jan. 28 through a Freedom of Infor ma tion Act request.A Chronicle reporter met with Au gus ta VA spokesman Pete Scovill on Feb. 25 to clarify the data, which between 2011 and 2012, the years VA officials say the delays peaked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-18/expert-says-augusta-vas-repor
The battle to regain trust

...cancer that may have been avoided had they received specialized screenings during the early stages of the disease," a VA spokesman wrote in an e-mailed statement. "We have worked diligently to eliminate the roadblocks that delayed these all important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-11-25/battle-regain-trust
Augusta VA malpractice costs $3 million

...reported so that the system can learn from them and correct them, which has won the VA praise in the past, Augusta VA spokesman Pete Scovill said in a statement.However, it is difficult to get to the point of even filing a medical malpractice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-12-06/augusta-va-malpractice-costs
6 deaths linked to screening delays at Columbia veterans hospital

...linked to malignancies found in 52 patients. The report did not go into detail about the seriousness of those cases.VA spokesman Kevin McIver confirmed the six deaths Friday in response to questions from The Associated Press. He said the VA sent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-20/6-deaths-linked-screening-del
VA doctor indicted in theft

...wrote that he is an internist at the Augusta VA "where I am currently on suspension due to an indictement." Augusta VA spokesman Pete Scovill would not say whether Kostromin was suspended but did release a statement: "Char lie Norwood VA Medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-06/va-doctor-indicted-the
Delay for 4,500 appointments results in harm at Augusta VA, memo shows

...reviews, bonuses and disciplinary actions for other Augusta VA management and a current list of appointment backlogs.A VA spokesman did not return a call or e-mail late Thursday afternoon seeking comment.According to the October 2012 VA internal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-26/delay-4500-appointments-resu
Faith Digest

...Constitution with their lives, and they and their families' religious freedom should be honored, not prohibited."VA spokesman Josh Taylor said families decide whether a religious service occurs and what type. He says, "The name of God or Jesus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2011-07-08/faith-digest-augusta-kro
Relatives of gulf war veterans fight same battle against illness

...in the gulf are being examined by the VA. As of June, 1,378 people had registered for the program, according to VA spokesman Jim Benson. Still, only veterans can receive disability compensation. The VA is awaiting the results of Dr. Kang's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/18/met_353209.shtml
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