New Report on VA: “Corrosive Culture”

(CNN) — A new report to the President says the Veterans Affairs health system suffers from a “corrosive culture” that has hurt the agency’s ability to provide timely care to vets. The report comes from Rob Nabors, whom President Obama sent to assess the troubled agency. The report also finds leadership at the VA lacks … 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 fro not recognizing the issues earlier, but … Continue reading »

VA Officials Under Fire from House

(CNN) — It is still unclear whether three top officials at Veterans Affairs will show up for a House hearing Wednesday night. Lawmakers want to grill them about reports of excessively long treatment delays at VA Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. and other VA medical facilities. Last week, the VA’s office of Inspector General said it … Continue reading »

House Approves Veterans Affairs Bill

(CNN) — There is now less job security at the Department of Veterans Affairs after the House approved a bill earlier this morning. This bill makes it easier to demote or fire executives. Right now, Senior officials get at least a months notice about a possible firing and have an option to appeal. The bill … Continue reading »

SORCC Has Norovirus Outbreak

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (SORCC) has notified us that it is experiencing an outbreak of the Norovirus and therefore is restricting access to the SORCC. The illness has a 24-hour incubation period and is contagious 48-72 hours after symptoms have stopped, which is why the SORCC needs to … Continue reading »