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VA head looking to cut down wait times

VA head looking to cut down wait times

The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System said Thursday he doesn’t need results of a national audit before looking at ways to reduce the delays some veterans face while trying to see a physician.

November 13, 2014 8:10 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: VA Montana needs to reach out further

Gazette opinion: VA Montana needs to reach out further

Three dozen Montana veterans spent a couple of hours in Helena last week voicing health care concerns to Johnny Ginnity, acting director of the VA Montana Health Care System.

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Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

A bill before Congress would rename the Billings VA Clinic the Bear Root Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.

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Montana vets to question federal health officials

Montana vets to question federal health officials

HELENA — Montana military veterans will have the chance to question Department of Veterans Affairs officials Wednesday at Fort Harrison after an investigation into VA health care sites across the nation found long wait times for doctors' appointments in the state.

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Montana stands to gain from VA's nationwide effort to recruit medical professionals

Montana stands to gain from VA's nationwide effort to recruit medical professionals

Newly named Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has wasted no time outlining a national recruitment effort to bring needed medical professionals into the VA, which could benefit the VA Montana Health Care System.

September 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Disabled veterans leader: 'Veterans don't want words, veterans want action — now'

Disabled veterans leader: 'Veterans don't want words, veterans want action — now'

Four months after the grand opening of the $6.3 million Majestic Lane Clinic, veterans are encountering roadblocks in getting appointments and staffing remains an issue.

August 15, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Ed Saunders

Ed Saunders

Ed Saunders, head of the Disabled American Veterans

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Remodeling project at VA Medical Center aimed at improving patient privacy

Remodeling project at VA Medical Center aimed at improving patient privacy

Construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday on a $10 million project at the VA Montana Medical Center at Fort Harrison that is aimed primarily at giving patients more privacy.

August 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Johnny Ginnity

Johnny Ginnity

Ginnity

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VA Clinic information desk

VA Clinic information desk

The information desk and a private reception area make it easy to navigate the new VA clinic.

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VA Clinic operating room

VA Clinic operating room

The new VA Clinic includes two operating rooms.

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
VA Clinic dental

VA Clinic dental

One full-time dentist and two hygienists offer a full suite of dental care.

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VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.

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Veterans struggle against VA benefit system

Veterans struggle against VA benefit system

The fear reminded Don Browning of that long-ago warning shot at sea, when his destroyer ventured into Chinese waters.

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Don Browning

Don Browning

Don Browning stands for a portrait outside his home Thursday in Casper. Browning received a medical discharge from the Navy and a 100 percent disability rating in 1964 after a nine-month bout of tuberculosis, but did not receive Veterans Affairs disability benefits until 2006 due to incomple…

July 03, 2014 5:38 pm

Wyoming Military Department hopes VA doesn't close any facilities

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Military Department’s director is concerned the anticipated overhaul of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care system could result in the closure of Wyoming facilities, he said Monday morning.

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Robert A. McDonald

Robert A. McDonald

Robert A. McDonald

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VA Access Audit and Wait Times Fact Sheet

VA Access Audit and Wait Times Fact Sheet

VA fact sheet on the Rocky Mountain region, which includes Montana and Wyoming.

June 09, 2014 1:43 pmLoading…
VA System-Wide Review of Access

VA System-Wide Review of Access

June 09, 2014 1:38 pm
VA audit finds a 48-day average wait for new Montana patients

VA audit finds a 48-day average wait for new Montana patients

HELENA — Military veterans in Montana wait an average of 48 days for their first primary-care visit in the Veterans Affairs health system, longer than VA systems in most neighboring states, the VA reported Monday.

June 09, 2014 1:29 pm Photos

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