In May of last year the opening of the VA Hospital’s new medical building in Oakland was a tonic after all the bad publicity because of the Legionella bacteria outbreak at veterans’ facilities here.
Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy wants Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski to rescind more than $100,000 in bonuses given to VA leaders in the wake of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak at Pittsburgh’s Veterans Affairs hospitals.
A sixth death from legionella bacteria — possibly linked to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh — has prompted U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to call on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to re-examine all cases of legionnaire’s disease in the Pittsburgh area.
Sen. Bob Casey says the findings of a federal investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Pittsburgh VA are an important step toward preventing future occurrences.
The latest family to wonder what the VA knew and when they knew it is the family of 74-year-old Clark Compston.
A former Pittsburgh VA employee says he’s also contracted Legionnaire’s disease.
As the investigation moves forward into the outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease at Pittsburgh Veteran’s Hospital facilities, more and more emphasis will be placed on a 56-page assessment from the Centers for Disease Control.
Federal officials now say five people may have died from Legionnaires’ disease at Pittsburgh VA hospitals, but it’s not just hospitals where people are at risk of the legionella bacteria.
The VA in Pittsburgh has announced the death of another veteran as a result of Legionnaires’ disease.
A Congressional committee is looking into the recent Legionnaires’ outbreak at several Pittsburgh-area VA hospitals.
Federal officials are now looking into the fatal Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak at the Pittsburgh VA.
The Office of Inspector General will start its investigation Monday, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs said.