Dallas VA Medical Center
The arrest of a Texas soldier for scaling the White House fence over the weekend has reignited the national conversation on the mental health of the nation’s returning veterans.
How many times have you complained about having a hard time getting an appointment with your family doctor? But if you’re a veteran living in the Dallas area, you can expect a wait time that’s 12 times longer than private citizens.
In fact, according to a survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, an Irving-based healthcare search and consulting firm, people living in the metroplex will wait an average of five days for a doctor’s appointment.
The Inspector General’s office is investigating claims someone ordered staff at the VA Medical Center in Dallas to destroy appointment records.
A team from the Department of Veterans Affairs will look into claims of racism, and discrimination at the North Texas VA Medical Center. The claims were made in a letter from the union that represents employees at the VA.
The Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center opened a new suite Monday for veterans with polytrauma and traumatic brain injury.
Pastor Darryl Alford is fighting to save his own life at the Dallas VA Medical Center. Alford’s story is one of many that have been told since CBS 11 began looking into concerns – all voiced by veterans, their families, or former VA medical experts.