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Inaugural quality excellence awards presented at annual convention

The annual convention included the presentation of the association’s inaugural Quality Excellence Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in innovation and effective quality improvement and...

Senate passes Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act

Thanks to Senators Thune and Rounds for the passage of S. 1024, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, to overhaul the current appeals...

Changes to VA Choice program could strengthen access

Proposed changes to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Choice program would improve access to long-term care services for veterans closer to home....

Online tool offers comparison data on VA clinic wait times, hospital...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released an online tool providing average wait times for primary and specialty care appointments at specific VA clinics. The tool provides data related to how long patients are waiting to be seen in their VA facility and how veterans describe their experiences scheduling primary and specialty care.

Congress extends VA Choice program

With bipartisan support, the House of Representatives approved legislation (S. 544) extending the Veterans Choice Program on Wednesday following Senate passage two days earlier....

Feds to close large portion of Hot Springs VA hospital

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday finalized its decision to close a large portion of the VA hospital in Hot Springs. U.S. Sens....

Nine recognized with SDAHO Distinguished Service Awards

Nine people were honored Wednesday with SDAHO Distinguished Service Awards Wednesday at the SDAHO 90th Annual Convention in Sioux Falls. They are: Distinguished Service Award, Trustee...