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Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:RANT TO CONGRESS FOR taking so long to solve the Veterans Administration problem. Why are they discussing more funding? The budget to run the VA is astronomical already, much of it wasted buying end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-19/rants-raves
Alec King

...retirement from the military, Mr. King served as a respiratory therapist and GI endoscopy technician in the Veterans Administration hospital system, retiring in 1996. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Mr...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171578555
Positions tied to Augusta VA investigation under interim leadership

...down, but said their positions will be advertised and filled through the "appropriate hiring protocols for the Veterans Administration."Scovill said Diaz brings both "tremendous experience and a keen analytical approach" to an Augusta chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-09/positions-tied-augusta-va-in
Ellen Harbeson

...Academy of Richmond County and the Medical College of Georgia. She retired in 2011 from the Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Hospital as the Director of Quality Management, after 33 years of service. Ellen was a lifelong member of The...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171538159
Across South Carolina

Scott wants info on state's VA facilitiesCOLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Tim Scott asked the Veterans Administration on Thursday for information about its South Carolina facilities, telling the acting department secretary that he continues to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-12
Fixing the VA starts now

With the recent announcement of Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation, it appears the major and serious issues regarding VA medical care will fall into someone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-07/fixing-va-starts-now
A victory for our veterans

...Department of Veterans Affairs is caught in a firestorm of scandal. Administrative delays in medical procedures at Veterans Administration hospitals have been linked to at least 23 patient deaths nationwide, including three here in Augusta.It is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-18/victory-our-veterans
Big news, blessedly simple

...that followed probably won't be.But the infamous Christmas caroling incident at the local Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Medical Center last December ? in which students from Augusta's Alleluia Community were mistakenly prevented...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-06/big-news-blessedly-si
An all-time low

...is a hallmark of most governments and governmental entities, but it has absolutely no place in our nation's Veterans Administration hospitals.The men and women who selflessly risked life and limb defending our freedoms deserve more than numerical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-26/all-time-low
Vote for Dennis Williams

...Williams spent nearly 40 years as a federal employee, first in the U.S. Army and then as a civilian at several Veterans Administration hospitals. As a supervisor he's been responsible for the well-being of dozens of employees and the management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-16/vote-dennis-williams