“Iowa’s shortage of psychiatrists unfortunately exacerbates the VA’s shortage of psychiatrists. Our mental health professionals are being stretched too thin,” said U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a veteran and member of the Senate’s armed services committee. “It’s critical that the VA look to strengthen recruiting and retention of health professionals so our veterans have access to quality, timely mental health care.”
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The VA continues to struggle to hire psychatrists and other speciality doctors. It’s hitting Iowa hard.