Veterans Affairs

(CBS4)

$17B Bipartisan Deal Reached To Start Fixing Embattled VA Health Care

Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to start fixing the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday.

07/28/2014

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro, Chief of Staff, Miami VA (Source: CBS4)

Miami VA Chief Defiant, Vows To Stay On

The embattled chief of staff for the Miami VA said he has no intention of resigning, despite calls for him to step down following revelations that in 2009 he agreed never to practice medicine again in the state of New York and was sanctioned by the state of Florida for allegedly failing to provide the proper care to one of his patients who died a painful and gruesome death.

06/16/2014

(CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: The Long Wait Inside The Miami VA

An internal VA audit released Monday shows there are more than 57,000 new veterans across the country have been waiting more than 90 days for an appointment to see a doctor. In Florida the number is 8,500.

CBS Miami–06/09/2014

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (Source: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Amid VA Secretary Resignation, Local Politicians Call For More Action

Amid calls for resignation, the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) secretary did just that.

05/30/2014

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio  (Source: CBS4)

Rubio Demands VA Changes, Reacts To Miami Whistleblower

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said recent allegations made by a whistle blower inside the Miami VA are both disturbing but sadly typical of the VA’s problems across the country.

CBS Miami–05/22/2014

(Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Wants State Inspections Of Federal Hospitals

Governor Rick Scott has asked the secretary of the state’s main health agency to order inspections for federal hospitals that serve veterans.

04/01/2014

Cedric Halyard is giving back to fellow veterans in Miami. (CBS4)

Miami Man Turns Life Around, Gives Back To Fellow Veterans

One veteran spent the holiday serving the people who need it most. He knows the tragedies of war can affect civilian life, and he’s trying to use that knowledge to help others.

11/12/2012

Paul Russo, director of the Miami VA Healthcare System.  (Source: Miami VA Healthcare System)

Miami VA Gets New Director

Beginning Monday, Miami’s VA Healthcare System will be under new leadership. Paul Russo has been tapped as the new director.

CBS4–05/20/2012

(Source: CBS4) Prescription pills

Two Dozen Charged In Pill Scam At Palm Beach VA Center

More than a dozen people were taken into custody for all selling oxycodone and other drugs around a Veterans Affairs medical center in Palm Beach County.

08/18/2011

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