North Texas Department Of Veteran Affairs Names New DirectorDr. Stephen Holt will take over at the nation’s second-largest VA system. He is coming from North Chicago, he previously spent five years of his career in Dallas, as the deputy chief of staff.
I-Team: Parking Headaches Continue At VACars are crammed into every space, and space outside of spaces. Some veterans, like Sam Watkins, factor an extra half hour into a trip now to find parking in the neighborhood and walk in.
Hopes Of Raising Awareness During Nat'l Suicide Prevention WeekThis is National Suicide Prevention Week and experts say the goal is to raise awareness about the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
Legionella Bacteria Found At North Texas VA FacilityWater samples taken at the VA North Texas facility in Bonham have tested positive for legionella bacteria. The bacteria was detected in the community living center at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center.
Claims Of Hiring Discrimination At Dallas VA Medical CenterA 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.
VA: Navy Gunman Didn't Reveal Homicidal ThoughtsThe Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but did not say he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday.
Family Blames Dallas VA Hospital For Vet's Death After Botched SurgeryA Korean war vetearan went into the Dallas VA Hospital to have his thyroid removed and came out paralyzed, unable to eat or walk on his own.
National VA Chief Concerned By Problems Uncovered At Local HospitalsThe man charged with figuring out how to better serve the nation’s 23 Million veterans said he is concerned about problems CBS11 uncovered in the North Texas system.
A Veteran’s Wife: “Their Country Is Not Fighting For Them”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.
More Vets Come Forward Against VAThe Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System is reviewing issues with caring for patients quickly in the emergency room after noticing wait times trending up.
Injured Vet Turned Away By VA Hospital In DallasJustin Trivett said that he is in excruciating pain, and he certainly looks the part, as he lays flat on the floor, cushioned only by a pool float.
Dallas VA Hospital Needing Volunteers For HolidaysChristmas came early at the Dallas VA Hospital Thursday. Volunteers, many of whom are veterans or active military themselves, packed and delivered some 400 gift bags for patients who otherwise might not have a holiday at all.