Veterans Affairs

VA Spokesman Says Poor Sacramento Hospital Service Is Supply-Demand IssueWait times at Sacramento Veterans Hospital are the sixth-longest in the nation, and in some cases, patients had to wait more than a month to get an appointment.
Sacramento VA Hospital Has Highest Percentage Of Month Delays For AppointmentsAbout 6.8 percent of the roughly 133,300 medical appointments completed at the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center from Sept. 1 to Feb. 28 missed the VA's timeliness goal, which calls for patients to be seen within 30 days.
Conversations With Veterans: Howard Wasdin's Success Post Military LifeElite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.
New Mather Veterans Affairs Hospital Will Rely On Solar PowerThe staff at the 19,000-square-foot, solar-powered facility is very proud of the new outpatient building at Mather.
Feds Forcing Small Business Owner Out In Favor Of StarbucksAs a small-business owner, Ken Gilmore loves serving veterans coffee and donuts at the V.A. Medical Center on Mather Field. As he continues to recover from two heart attacks, he faces another major setback: After 15 years, the V.A. is pushing his coffee business out and bringing in a Starbucks instead.
Call Kurtis Investigates: Federal Government Still 'Killing Off' Veterans with Clerical MistakesThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is still killing off veterans by mistake, according to a congressman from California, a CBS13 Call Kurtis investigation has learned.
Call Kurtis Investigates: VA Declares Hundreds of Veterans Dead By Mistake
Veteran Fights For 11 Years To Receive DisabilityCarpino went 11 years through appeals with the Oakland VA to get his 100 percent disability approved.
Veterans Affairs Finds More Misplaced Or Missing Grave MarkersThe Veterans Affairs Department says it has discovered 102 more headstones or markers on the wrong graves and 21 graves in need of markers in the cemeteries under its management.