President Trump's second VA secretary, Robert Wilkie, was confirmed 86-9 by the Senate on Monday. He takes the helm of the second largest department in the U.S. government, with more than 350,000 employees, a nearly $200 billion budget and almost 20 million American Veterans depending on it for care and benefits.
86-9 vote comes months after ouster of David Shulkin following scandal
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to confirm Robert Wilkie as the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000.
Strengthened by innovative tools, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently issued a record number of decisions for Veterans appealing their disability benefits claims.
VA Establishes Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization to Support Transition From Legacy Patient Data System
Focused on ensuring a successful transition from a legacy patient data system, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent establishment of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM).
OMAHA, Neb.- A KETV investigation and calls from a state senator led to sweeping changes at the Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs this week will welcome another new temporary head for its health operations, but still has no clear path ahead for a permanent appointee for the post.
In late May, the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety gathered for its inaugural meeting. I am honored to co-chair this steering committee along with my friend and colleague, Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Clinical and Safety Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The new committee represents an exciting opportunity to re-energize the Nation’s patient safety agenda.
Veterans Affairs will start moving patients and equipment from the old Denver hospital to the new Aurora location this month.
WASHINGTON — Work on a “minibus” of multiple federal agencies’ fiscal 2019 budgets was abruptly halted Thursday over a dispute regarding Department of Veterans Affairs health funds that critics say could cripple the agency in coming years.