Latest Military healthcare News

Appeals court upholds sentence of former VA pathologist

Dec. 01, 2021 13:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the 20-year prison sentence for a former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans hospital who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient he misdiagnosed. The three-judge panel of...

Pharmacy marketer gets 30 months in health care fraud scam

Dec. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pharmacy marketer has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a military health care program and private insurance companies, federal prosecutors said. Thomas Wilburn Shoemaker, 57, of Rayville, Louisiana, was...

Bill signed into law would help medical veterans with jobs

Dec. 01, 2021 10:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Mike Braun to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to help recruit military medical personnel with less than a year left in their service to work in federal health care...

Navy medical team heading to New Mexico to help with COVID

Nov. 30, 2021 13:18 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is sending a 20-member medical team to New Mexico to help the San Juan Regional Medical Center cope with a staff shortage for treating COVID-19 patients. The military team is being deployed at the request of the Federal Emergency...

Jailed former president of ex-Soviet Georgia faces court

Nov. 29, 2021 08:30 AM EST

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The imprisoned former president of ex-Soviet republic Georgia appeared in court Monday on charges of abuse of office, proceedings that triggered scuffles between his supporters and police. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as president in 2008-13,...

COVID-19 positive Czech president discharged from hospital

Nov. 27, 2021 11:05 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital's military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already been discharged following more than a month’s treatment for an unspecified illness on...

Worker at Fort Campbell sues union over religious beliefs

Nov. 26, 2021 13:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A hospital custodian at the Fort Campbell Army post has filed a lawsuit against her union arguing she shouldn't have to pay dues because of her religious beliefs. The lawsuit was filed by Dorothy Frame, who works at Fort Campbell's Blanchfield...

Czech infections hit new record high, president going home

Nov. 26, 2021 08:30 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic jumped to a new record high Friday, a surge that hit the country's president and delayed the appointment of the new prime minister. The Health Ministry said the daily tally of new cases hit 27,717 the previous...

Youngkin announces lawmakers, others helping with transition

Nov. 24, 2021 20:17 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he had assembled groups including lawmakers, law enforcement officials, business owners and others to coordinate transition work with outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam's administration. ...

Military to help Michigan cope with COVID-19 patient surge

Nov. 24, 2021 17:18 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The federal government will send 44 military medical staffers to Michigan to help beleaguered hospitals treat COVID-19 patients amid a fourth surge that is the worst in the country, state health officials said Wednesday. It also will open beds at...