29 Feb '16, 10pm

After long delay, VA watchdog releases wait-time reports

Stars and Stripes Related Texas VA hospital's $10M expansion will improve wait times, officials say The design phase for a renovation estimated at $10 million for the Sam Rayburn Medical Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham is now complete. VA's McDonald sets 12 'breakthrough priorities' for 2016 Thursday before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Secretary Bob McDonald identified 12 “breakthrough priorities” that the VA will accomplish by the end of 2016. WASHINGTON — The top watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs has begun releasing nearly 80 investigations into wait-time problems at medical centers across the country after coming under fire for keeping the findings secret. On Monday, the VA Office of Inspector General released 11 reports on Florida VA facilities, some of which were found to have had patient scheduling problems or manipulated paperwork to m...

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