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Eric Shinseki

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  • Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore

    Mikulski, VA secretary pledge added staff, training in Baltimore
    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule, under a...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER: Light rain possible, highs around 50.  TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS Hopkins doctor found dead amid investigation of claims he secretly taped patients: Police want to identify women seen by a...
  • Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA

    Md. congressional leadership demands answers from VA
    Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
  • Letter from Sens. Mikulski and Cardin to VA secretary

    January 28, 2013 The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20420-0001 Dear Secretary Shinseki: We are writing to express our continued frustration about the on-going and...
  • No deaths linked to troubled U.S. veterans hospital

    A probe into long waits for medical treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix documented suffering by sick veterans affected by cover-ups of wait-list delays but did not find evidence that the shoddy care had caused patient deaths. While...
  • VA inquiry stops short of linking deaths to delays in care in Phoenix

    On the same day President Obama pledged to regain veterans’ trust, Department of Veterans Affairs investigators reported that they had been unable to prove that delays in medical care caused any deaths at the VA medical center in Phoenix,...
  • Obama tells veterans better mental health care on the way

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial companies to lower home loan costs for military families. The...
  • Hampton VA Medical Center beefs up training after audit

    Hampton VA Medical Center beefs up training after audit
    — The Hampton VA Medical Center has worked to aggressively train its appointment schedulers after an internal audit showed only 50 percent of those surveyed knew the correct way to enter key information into the system. Michael Dunfee, the center'...
  • New VA secretary addresses veterans groups for first time

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke Saturday at the National Disabled American Veterans convention in Las Vegas, his first such address to vets since taking over the agency last month. “Over these next several months, I am going to...
  • Obama signs bill with more money for VA care

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Thursday designed to restore trust in the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs following a national uproar over long waits and poor care at veterans' hospitals and clinics across the nation....
  • Did leadership by 'bold goals' spark vet wait-time crisis?

    Until he resigned in May, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki led his department of more than 350,000 employees for five years by setting "bold goals" that looked impossible to achieve but that he knew, from his Army years, could inspire better performance and,...
  • Obama signs $16.3-billion VA bill, calls mismanagement 'outrageous'

    President Obama signed a $16.3 billion measure Thursday intended to clear the backlog of U.S. military veterans seeking care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The new law represent an unusually rapid response, and a rare increase...