Delay Of Care Impacted Vet’s Life, Report Finds
A VA office's assessment of an Indiana clinic that treated the 70-year old veteran found the man’s cancer should have been diagnosed sooner. The VA is also being urged to address the needs of the growing number of women veterans.
The South Bend Tribune:
Report Finds Trouble With Vet's Care At Goshen
A recently released report investigating the quality of care a veteran received at a Goshen clinic showed Michiana is not exempt from the deplorable state of veteran services that’s been receiving national attention in recent years. At the request of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, the Office of Healthcare Inspections within the Veteran’s Affairs Office of Inspector General launched an assessment of care provided to a male patient in his 70s at the Goshen Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The investigation found there was a delay in care given to the man, lowering his quality of life, and a lack of awareness of a patient advocacy program, which could have been prevented by the clinic and greatly benefited the patient. (Wright, 3/30)
Minnesota Public Radio:
Female Veterans Press VA Hospitals To Meet Their Needs
More than 200,000 women nationwide — 30,000 in Minnesota — have served since 2001; 20 percent of the nation's military recruits are female, according to a recent report from the group Disabled American Veterans that highlights growing concern the VA hasn't adjusted fast enough to the needs of females, who are the fastest growing group of veterans enrolling in VA health care. (Volpe, 3/31)