U.S. Medicine Direct Newsletter

December 2014 Direct

DECEMBER ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE VA Removes Phoenix Healthcare Director in Wake of Wait-Times Scandal WASHINGTON – The VA announced that it has formally removed Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix VA… Read More

November 2014 Direct

NOVEMBER ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE VA Secretary Defends Actions to Hold Individuals Accountable WASHINGTON – VA is moving as “aggressively and expeditiously as possible by the law” in holding individuals accountable in the… Read More

October 2014 Direct

OCTOBER ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE VA Proposes Physician Pay Increases, Begins Major Recruiting Campaign WASHINGTON – The maximum rates of annual pay for incoming VHA physicians and dentists would be increased as much… Read More

September 2014 Direct

SEPTEMBER ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE No Conclusive Evidence that Phoenix VA Care Delays Were Fatal WASHINGTON – A VA inspector’s general report has found that access barriers adversely affected the quality of care… Read More

August 2014 Direct

AUGUST ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Christianne L. Roumie, MD, MPH VA Studies Raise Key Issues about Trends in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment NASHVILLE – New VA research soon might change the way clinicians… Read More

July 2014 Direct

JULY ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE VA Orders Restructure of VHA’s Office of Medical Inspector WASHINGTON – In response to recent recommendations by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), VA Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson… Read More

June 2014 Direct

June ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Phoenix Veterans on Secret Waiting List Now Will Get Prompt Care WASHINGTON – Sloan Gibson, previously the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ deputy secretary, temporarily took the… Read More

May 2014 Direct

MAY ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Lawmakers and Advocacy Groups Pressure VA on Hospital Allegations WASHINGTON – In the wake of allegations that as many as 40 veterans may have died while waiting for… Read More

April 2014 Direct

APRIL ISSUE U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE A New Campaign Seeks to Raise TBI Awareness WASHINGTON – The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) has launched a new Initiative to increase awareness about brain injuries. The multi-year initiative, “A Head… Read More

March 2014 Direct

MARCH ISSUE U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE President’s Budget Proposal Seeks VA Funding Increase WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama proposed a $163.9 billion FY 2015 budget for VA, which is a 6.5% increase over FY 2014. The budget includes $68.4 billion… Read More