Latest Veterans healthcare News

Plaintiffs propose replacing Bible with Book of Faith

Jul. 27, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the display of a Bible at New Hampshire’s veterans hospital have proposed replacing it with a Book of Faith containing writings and prayers from seven religious groups. The lawsuit filed in 2019 by...

US agrees to $7M settlement in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

Jul. 07, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to pay nearly $7 million to settle claims from eight veterans that they were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas. The veterans, who served in Iraq or...

Friends, family describe missing in Florida condo collapse

Jun. 26, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Families around the world remained stuck between waning hopes and widening fears Saturday, two days after the stunning collapse of a 12-story condominium near Miami. At least five people were killed and more than 150 people remained unaccounted for...

Probation for ex-VA hospital doc who admitted fondling women

Jun. 23, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former physician at a West Virginia's veterans hospital was sentenced to probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to touching two female staffer's breasts without permission. The sentencing of Dr. Kenneth C. Ramdat, 65, of Silver Spring,...

History lesson: A look at 75 years of North Las Vegas

Jun. 06, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Long before becoming mayor pro tem of North Las Vegas, Isaac Barron was a kid who went dove hunting in the desert off Craig Road and attended classes at Rancho High School, where the motto was “the best is yet to come.” ...

Report: Oversight lapses at impaired pathologist's hospital

Jun. 02, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas veterans hospital's poor oversight caused it to miss the errors made by a pathologist who was fired for being impaired on duty and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, according to an inspector general's report released Wednesday. ...

Probe of VA hospital worker deaths finds safety violations

Jun. 02, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal investigation of a hot steam accident that killed two workers at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut found workplace safety violations and concluded the deaths were preventable, according to a report released Wednesday by the Occupational Safety and...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 01, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 26, 2021. Editorial: Setting an example on redistricting Groups such as Common Cause and the League of Women Voters have been working for years to take politics out of the once-a-decade redistricting process. ...

VA hospital to hold Memorial Day ceremony on Facebook

May. 29, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — The White River VA Medical Center will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony online on Sunday. Chaplain Anthony Madu will speak, a memorial wreath will be placed and Taps will be played during the Facebook Live event at 10 a.m. ...

Eyeing calendar, Biden to end GOP infrastructure talks soon

May. 28, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to wrap up infrastructure negotiations soon with Senate Republicans and is looking ahead to June action in the House after finding their idea of tapping leftover COVID-19 relief funds to pay for the investment unworkable, a White House adviser...