VA centers await report on U.S. audit
The VA conducted the national audit of all medical centers in response to a scandal concerning delays in patient scheduling and access at the Phoenix medical center that led to the resignation of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki on May 30.
"No veteran should ever have to wait to receive the care they have earned through their service and sacrifice," Gibson said.
"No veteran in northern New England should have to wait for the quality health care they have earned and deserve," Horn said. "This is our top priority."
That office conducts health care inspections if a complaint is received either through the inspector general's hotline or from a congressional office, she said.
The report on the most recent review of the Manchester VA hospital was released in April 2013. From among dozens of areas reviewed, it made 10 recommendations for improvements in the areas of quality management, medication management, coordination of care, long-term home oxygen therapy and construction safety.
Among the accomplishments noted was the creation of the No Veteran Dies Alone program, which enlists volunteers to stay with patients in hospice suites when no loved ones are available.
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