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UPMC Helps VA Clean Up Backlog In Patient Cases

After nearly 700 area veterans waited up to a year for medical treatment, local VA officials have taken a pro-active stance.

08/28/2014

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Obama Picks Ex-P&G Head To Lead Veterans Affairs

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/30/2014

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Head Of Pittsburgh VA Placed On Administrative Leave

The head of VA healthcare system in Pittsburgh is now out, placed Friday on administrative leave.

06/13/2014

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Congressman Rothfus Questions VA Pittsburgh Wait List

Congressional representatives in our region are asking why some 700 local veterans have waited months, and in some cases, even years to receive care from VA Pittsburgh healthcare system.

06/06/2014

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Outrage After 700 Local Veterans Kept On Waiting List, Shinseki Resigns

Two congressmen are criticizing the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System for keeping nearly 700 veterans on a list for medical care, some for more than a year.

05/30/2014

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Pittsburgh Hospital Had Legionella In Ice Machines

The bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease was found in ice machines at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s flagship hospital, where officials say one patient died and two were sickened by the bug last year.

05/02/2014

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Legionella Bacteria Turns Up During Routine Testing At VA Complex In Oakland

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.

08/30/2013

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Congressman Wants VA To Rescind Staff Bonuses

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.

08/09/2013

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Casey Calls On CDC To Review All Local Legionnaires’ Cases

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.

07/30/2013

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Sen. Casey: Federal Probe Into VA Legionnaires’ Outbreak Shows Failures

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.

04/23/2013

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Recent Legionnaire’s Outbreak Matches 1982 Strain

The latest family to wonder what the VA knew and when they knew it is the family of 74-year-old Clark Compston.

02/25/2013

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Former VA Employee Says He Contracted Legionnaire’s

A former Pittsburgh VA employee says he’s also contracted Legionnaire’s disease.

02/12/2013

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CDC Releases Report On Pittsburgh VA Legionnaire’s Outbreak

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.

02/12/2013

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Legionella Not Just Found In Hospitals, Some Homes Infected

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.

02/11/2013

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VA Pittsburgh: Another Veteran Dies After Contracting Legionnaires’

The VA in Pittsburgh has announced the death of another veteran as a result of Legionnaires’ disease.

02/08/2013

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