Alabama military veterans

Veterans-Health Care-Alabama
3:56 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Roby Upset By Central Ala. VA Records Problem

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby called it "obviously egregious behavior," and she asked how anyone could think that falsifying more than 1,200 pulmonary records does not endanger patients.
Credit en.wikipedia.org

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says the latest report on the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is consistent with what she's been hearing about phony medical practices and the Veterans Administration inspectors not being aggressive about complaints.

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VA Health Care-Alabama
4:05 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Montgomery VA Among Longest Waits For New Patients

The numbers show VA centers in central Alabama have an average wait time for new patients of 75 days.
Credit Alabama Department of Affairs

Veterans Administration statistics show medical facilities in Montgomery and Tuskegee have some of the nation's longest waits for new patients.

The numbers show VA centers in central Alabama have an average wait time for new patients of 75 days. That's seventh-worst nationally.

Delays are shorter elsewhere in Alabama. The average wait in Tuscaloosa is 47 days, and the Birmingham VA has an average wait of 31 days for new patients.

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Politics & Government
8:26 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Ala Promoting Ministry to Veterans

A conference scheduled for August 1, 2013 in Auburn aims to help faith leaders reach out to military veterans.

The state of Alabama is promoting the idea of using faith-based ministries to help military veterans.

   The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service is joining other groups in sponsoring a seminar to help pastors, clergy and other faith leaders reach out to veterans.

   Alabama has more than 400,000 veterans, and at least 4,000 of them are affected by post-traumatic stress syndrome. As many as 5 percent of them are believed to be contemplating suicide.