Department of Veterans Affairs

Science & Health
6:41 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Feds Release Review of Huntsville VA Clinic

Federal inspectors have issued a report on a Huntsville veterans' outpatient clinic saying administrators didn't properly document opioid medication management or document and respond to patients' abnormal test results.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General issued a report Thursday outlining recommendations for improving oversight at the facility. Investigators recommended that clinic officials notify patients of their test results within a defined timeframe, ensure that a pain management policy is implemented and more.

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Health Care for Female Veterans
6:32 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Female Vet Health Care Focus of Tuscaloosa Meeting

Military officials say women now make up about 15% of the country's 1.4 million service members.
alaska.va.gov

The quality of health care for female veterans will be the highlight at a town hall meeting in Tuscaloosa tonight. The American Legion is hosting the event. It’s the country’s largest organization of war-time veterans. Officials say women now make up about 15 percent of the country’s service members. About 340,000 women veterans are currently enrolled in the VA health-care system, and officials say they expect that number to keep growing. Roscoe Butler is a field representative with the American Legion.

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