Military Hospital Workers Often Fear Reprisal For Speaking Up
The New York Times details how at these hospitals, whistleblowing is sometimes met with punishment. Elsewhere, homeless and struggling veterans in California get access to medical care and other services.
The New York Times:
Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals
At any hospital, patient safety and quality of care depend on the willingness of medical workers to identify problems. The goal is for medical workers to be free to speak bluntly to — and about — higher-ups without being ignored or, worse, punished. In interviews and email exchanges, many doctors, nurses and other medical workers said military hospitals fall short of that objective. (LaFraniere, 12/20)
Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Hosts Stand Down For Military Veterans
Los Angeles is hosting what is being billed as the largest "Stand Down" for homeless and hard-luck military veterans to ever take place in the country. The three-day relief effort got underway Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center and brings together dozens of government agencies, nonprofits and volunteers to provide veterans with a variety of health and social services. (Lozano, 12/20)