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New Director Promises to Fix Washington DC VA Medical Center

New Director Promises to Fix Washington DC VA Medical Center

The new full-time director of the troubled Washington DC VA Medical Center promises fixes and improvements in performance. Read More

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Nov 12, 2018
'That's Not How the Flagship Behaves': DC VA Medical Center Director

'That's Not How the Flagship Behaves': DC VA Medical Center Director

New Washington DC VA Medical Center Director Michael Heimall discusses turning around one of the VA's lowest performing hospitals.

Oct 12, 2018
Veterans Affairs Appoints New Director of DC VA Med Center

Veterans Affairs Appoints New Director of DC VA Med Center

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the appointment of a new director of the troubled Washington DC VA Medical Center. Read More

Aug 29, 2018
Sen. Van Hollen Wants Answers About DC VA Med Center Issues

Sen. Van Hollen Wants Answers About DC VA Med Center Issues

After a series of News4 I-Team investigations, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is asking questions about the safety of Washington's VA Medical Center. In a letter sent Wednesday to the new secretary of veterans affairs, the senator said he's "frustrated" by what's happening inside the VA's flagship medical center.

Aug 14, 2018
Vets With Disabilities Face Long Walks at DC VA Med Center

Vets With Disabilities Face Long Walks at DC VA Med Center

The Washington DC VA Medical Center is apologizing to its patients for a shortage of accessible parking spaces. Read More

Aug 10, 2018
VA to Open Satellite Clinic in Montgomery County<br />

VA to Open Satellite Clinic in Montgomery County

Help is on the way for patients of the troubled Washington DC VA Medical Center. The VA is building a new satellite clinic in Montgomery County that will provide patients an alternative to making the trek to DC. Read More

Aug 9, 2018
DC VA Med Center Cooling Issues Create Range of Problems

DC VA Med Center Cooling Issues Create Range of Problems

Failures of cooling equipment have dogged the Washington DC VA Medical Center in recent months, angering patients, triggering flooding, forcing staff to throw away thousands of flu vaccines and contributing to safety violations in... Read More

Jul 31, 2018
DC VA Medical Center Performance Deteriorating: Memo

DC VA Medical Center Performance Deteriorating: Memo

The performance of the troubled Washington D.C. VA Medical Center has further “deteriorated” in recent weeks, drawing additional scrutiny from agency leaders, according to a July 17 memo obtained by the News4 I-Team. Read More

May 29, 2018
Burst Pipe Flooded DC VA Medical Center Earlier This Month

Burst Pipe Flooded DC VA Medical Center Earlier This Month

A burst pipe flooded five levels of the Washington DC VA Medical Center earlier this month, forcing the postponement of more than a dozen outpatient procedures and the transfer of a patient who was being treated in the intensive... Read More

Apr 18, 2018
Problems Continue to Plague DC VA Center Year After Report

Problems Continue to Plague DC VA Center Year After Report

One year after the release of a scathing internal report and the firing of the medical center director, the Washington DC VA Medical Center has no permanent leader and continues to face safety questions. Read More

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