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Attorney: Georgia officer had time to use nonlethal force against Air Force veteran

...to Atlanta in 2013, but he did not receive his first medication from the Atlanta VA Medical Center until January. VA spokesman Greg Kendall said the hospital would not comment on Hill's care."He survived the war, the bullets, everything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-25/attorney-georgia-officer-had-time-u
Reports pan Southeast VA hospitals

...and Augusta for VA management delaying 8,500 appointments and nine veterans dying while awaiting treatment.Augusta VA spokesman Pete Scovill said the hospital recruited a new gastroenterology chief in August. However, it still needs a new director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-17/reports-pan-southeast-va-hos
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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