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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:30:00 EDT

VA Announces Plan to Dispose Of Or Reuse All Its Vacant Buildings in 24 Months: Move Projected to Save Taxpayers Millions Annually
WASHINGTON - Following through on a key promise from less than a month ago, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin today announced a plan to dispose of all vacant VA buildings in 24 months (either by demolishing or setting for reuse More...

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:50:00 EDT

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David J. Shulkin statement on passage of accountability bill
We need to hold our employees accountable for their actions if they violate the public trust, and at the same time protect whistleblowers from retaliation More...

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:07:00 EDT

Health IT Publisher Recognizes 11 Innovative VA Programs
WASHINGTON - Federal Health IT, a print and digital publication, will recognize 11 innovative, health-information technology (IT) programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at a June 6 award ceremony in Washington, D.C. More...

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 12:02:00 EDT

VA Launches Physician Ambassador Program: Department partners with volunteer medical professionals to improve care
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it has launched the Physician Ambassador Program, an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. More...

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 11:04:00 EDT

VA Secretary announces decision on next-generation Electronic Health Record
Today U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced his decision on the next-generation Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at a news briefing at VA headquarters in Washington. More...

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:06:00 EDT

New VA Online Tool Helps Veterans Learn About and Compare Effective PTSD Treatments
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new online tool this week that will help Veterans compare various treatment options for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More...

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 10:27:00 EDT

New VA Initiative Focuses on Combating Fraud, Waste and Abuse
WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) announced it will launch the 'Seek to Prevent Fraud, Waste and Abuse (STOP FWA)' initiative that will capitalize on existing departmental activities that prevent or identify FWA, as well as ensu More...

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:27:00 EDT

Secretary Shulkin Delivers His First State of the VA Address
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin delivered his first State of the VA address today, highlighting the activity and direction of the agency since his appointment in February. In his address, Secretary Shulkin stated that he wa More...

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:13:00 EDT

Statement by VA Secretary Shulkin in Support of Senate Accountability Bill
WASHINGTON - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin is issuing the following statement in support of the Senate Accountability Bill: 'I'm pleased to see the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee moving forward tomorrow on our much More...

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $186.5 Billion VA Budget
WASHINGTON - In his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget, President Trump is proposing $186.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The budget request will ensure the nation's Veterans receive high-quality health care and timely access to benefits More...



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