VA Needs to Hire Thousands of Workers

(CNN) — The VA wants to hire tens of thousands of workers. The Veterans Affairs Department is launching a recruitment campaign to attract doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. There are also plans to increase support staff and fill positions like chaplain, clerk and electrician. The exact number of vacancies isn’t clear, but earlier … Continue reading »

Tentative Deal Reached to Fund VA Fixes

(CNN) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system. That’s according to aides of the two chairmen, Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Jeff Miller. The VA has been rocked by reports of delays in care for veterans at its … Continue reading »

Federal Audit Spares White City VA

WHITE CITY, Ore – The office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has released their nationwide audit into struggling VA centers across the country. And while two Oregon VA facilities were targeted for further review, the Southern Oregon White City VA was not among them. Spokespeople at the White City domiciliary say the fact that … Continue reading »

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

(CNN) — Eric Shinseki has resigned as Veterans Affairs Secretary. President Obama made the announcement after a closed door meeting Friday morning. Just one hour before, though, Shinseki apologized and announced changes and recognized the extent of problems in the VA system. He apologized to veterans and Congress for not recognizing the issues earlier, but … Continue reading »

City Club Discusses Veterans Health Care

EUGENE, Ore. — The City Club of Eugene tackled the issue of veterans health care on Friday with an appearance by the health director of the Roseburg VA. Carol Bogedain drove up from Roseburg and spoke during the meeting; she specifically talked about the new clinic scheduled for construction on Chad Drive. Bogedain says it’s … Continue reading »