KARE 11 Investigates partnered with sister TEGNA stations WXIA in Atlanta and KVUE in Austin, Texas, to investigate the VA’s organ transplant system. We found that 'where' a veteran lives can spell the difference between life and death. Pam says John had been waiting unsuccessfully since 2012 for a VA hospital more than a thousand miles away to give him a liver transplant. … [Read more...] about Distance, delays and denial: The VA organ transplant system | MilitaryTimes
MANCHESTER, N.H. — This is what the US Department of Veterans Affairs says a four-star hospital looks like:One operating room has been abandoned since last October because exterminators couldn’t get rid of the flies. Doctors had to cancel surgeries in another OR last month after they discovered what appeared to be rust or blood on two sets of surgical instruments that were … [Read more...] about A four-star case of failure at Manchester VA – The Boston Globe
Here we go again, and if history teaches us anything it's that this will not be an isolated incident. I remember back in 1991/1992 I was suicidal and spent some time at the VA hospital after getting out I had a referral to their program. So I waited for the call and waited and waited, I called and checked and waited and waited and then I became suicidal again so I called to ask … [Read more...] about Remember how VA fixed the wait list scandal? Not so much at VA Nebraska-Western Iowa.
New Ranking, same dismal report. In case you missed it, in Sept 2017 USA Today reported the following about the Memphis VA: A veteran with diabetes and poor circulation checked into the Memphis VA Medical Center for a scan and possible repair of blood vessels in his right leg last year, but he ended up with a piece of plastic packaging that VA providers had mistakenly embedded … [Read more...] about New VA Hospital Rankings Show Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Memphis Still Suck.
We aren't asking for state of the art care, we are asking for quality competent care. History doesn't repeat but it often rhymes, how many times must our service be so devalued. Do we not deserve to receive the quality care we were promised, is the nations word no good to it's own veterans. That should not be a stretch, it shouldn't be that hard. GAO found VA officials slow … [Read more...] about VA failed to report 90% of potentially dangerous medical providers, GAO confirms
HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran 21st Anniversary. Tbird, founder of HadIt.com will be the guest and talk about the history of HadIt.com and will take calls from veterans. A little history ... HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran the website domain registered Jan 20, 1997. The domain is registered and paid for thru Jan 21, 2023 at which time I plan to register it for another 15 … [Read more...] about 21st Anniversary HadIt.com Veteran to Veteran Podcast