Shop Online at Emblem Sales
Google +LinkedInPinterestYouTubeInstagramTwitterFacebook

Veterans Health Center Headlines

« View all headlines

Hearing seeks answers from VA

Hearing seeks answers from VA

House Veterans Affairs chairman, Legion question veteran deaths and bonuses awarded to executives.

Read story - 0 comments

How Affordable Care Act impacts veterans

How Affordable Care Act impacts veterans

VA is sending letters to enrolled veterans to highlight its web page on the new law.

Read story - 9 comments

VA reports on Legionella prevention

VA reports on Legionella prevention

Creation of a national water safety committee is recommended to prevent further deaths from Legionnaires’ Disease.

Read story - 0 comments

Legion gets VA mobile apps demonstration

Legion gets VA mobile apps demonstration

Department of Veterans Affairs’ goal is to expand health care for veterans beyond traditional office visits.

Read story - 0 comments

VA to host mental health summits

VA to host mental health summits

Nationwide events aim to raise public awareness and overcome stigma of mental health treatment.

Read story - 0 comments

Legion: VA transportation services are vital

Legion: VA transportation services are vital

The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.

Read story - 2 comments

VA outpatient clinics at risk

VA outpatient clinics at risk

A new budgetary scoring system may stand in the way of lease renewals.

Read story - 7 comments

Legion: Carefully examine ICU situation in Fort Wayne

Legion: Carefully examine ICU situation in Fort Wayne

Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force recommends Fort Wayne VA medical center to carefully consider whether or not to discontinue inpatient intensive care unit services.

Read story - 0 comments

Fort Wayne VAMC: A work in progress

Fort Wayne VAMC: A work in progress

Improvements have been made at the facility, but a Legion town hall meeting Tuesday showed that work remains.

Read story - 0 comments

Legion testifies on VA mental health care care

Legion testifies on VA mental health care care

The American Legion supports a House bill that would improve access to mental health care through non-VA providers.

Read story - 0 comments

Detweiler appointed to Louisiana VA Commission

Detweiler appointed to Louisiana VA Commission

American Legion past national commander appointed to Louisiana Veterans’ Affairs Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Read story - 0 comments

TBI/PTSD committee to make final recommendations

TBI/PTSD committee to make final recommendations

PNC William Detweiler, chairman of the Legion’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Ad Hoc Committee, to deliver report to NEC.

Read story - 0 comments

VA launches women veterans hotline

VA launches women veterans hotline

VA phone line designed to answer questions from veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women veterans.

Read story - 0 comments

Should VA procurement be decentralized?

Should VA procurement be decentralized?

The American Legion believes VA should decentralize its programs such as procurement and information technology to improve its efficiency and timeliness.

Read story - 0 comments

VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

Unless Congress moves quickly, 15 of VA’s medical facilities across the country will be forced to close.

Read story - 0 comments

Tell us about your own VA claim wait

Tell us about your own VA claim wait

Legion wants to hear from Legionnaires about specifics of their VA benefit claims in order to paint a clearer picture of the growing backlog.

Read story - 94 comments

Legion: Truncating TRICARE a misguided idea

Legion: Truncating TRICARE a misguided idea

National commander takes issue with Washington Post editorial stand on TRICARE for Life premiums.

Read story - 0 comments

Legion to VA: ‘Get it right’ in Mississippi

Legion to VA: ‘Get it right’ in Mississippi

Four years after its first whistle-blower spoke out, VA’s medical center in Jackson continues to put its patients at risk.

Read story - 0 comments

Salt Lake City veterans home renamed for Legionnaire

Salt Lake City veterans home renamed for Legionnaire

First veterans nursing home in state named for longtime Department of Utah National Executive Committeeman William Christoffersen.

Read story - 0 comments

Patient wait times still too long at VA

Patient wait times still too long at VA

Veterans are still enduring unreasonable wait times in gaining access to VA health care.

Read story - 0 comments

Legion defends VA chief against columnist

Legion defends VA chief against columnist

Eric Shinseki taken to task by TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein. The Legion responds in defense of VA chief.

Read story - 10 comments

Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

National commander calls for 'thorough investigation' into accusations that Department of Veterans Affairs suppressed evidence of links between Gulf War Illness, environmental hazards to which servicemembers were exposed.

Read story - 0 comments

Coffman: VA Gulf War Illness treatment ‘embarrassing'

Coffman: VA Gulf War Illness treatment ‘embarrassing'

Hearing reveals that Department of Veterans Affairs – as it did with Agent Orange-related illnesses – is taking its time in recognizing that Gulf War Illness is a real disease that needs a cure.

Read story - 13 comments

The dilemma of electronic health records

The dilemma of electronic health records

Legion challenges VA and DoD on decision to cancel development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record system.

Read story - 6 comments

Has this man conquered Gulf War Syndrome?

Has this man conquered Gulf War Syndrome?

An Army major’s personal quest for wellness may have unraveled the mysteries of one of the western world’s most baffling diseases.

Read story - 8 comments

Legion volunteers, hours needed

VA medical centers report drop in volunteer help from Legionnaires; initiatives announced to help meet Legion's 1 million volunteer hours mark.

Read story - 0 comments

House examines VA mental health-care quality

House examines VA mental health-care quality

The American Legion submitted written testimony to a recent House hearing on VA's ability to provide quality mental health care to America's veterans.

Read story - 10 comments

VA delivers Legion thank-you letters

VA delivers Legion thank-you letters

During National Day of Service, many people stopped by The American Legion’s booth to write thank-you letters to veterans.

Read story - 1 comment

VA, DoD change health record project

VA, DoD change health record project

The Integrated Electronic Health Record was intended to solve the perennial problem of incompatible medical records.

Read story - 1 comment

Day of Service a day to remember

Day of Service a day to remember

Nearly 2,000 thank-you letters to veterans are written in the Legion's booth, while more than 50 VA volunteers are signed up.

Read story - 0 comments

Pages