Truman VA hospital has patient support
Wed, 07 May 2014 20:48:28 GMT —
Administrators at Columbiaâ??s Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital said they have no connections to recent scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The most recent was a report that a Colorado clinic allegedly falsified documents to make it seem like patients got their care very quickly.
Investigators said hospital workers changed records so it appeared patients were being seen within the required time of 14 days.
Columbia hospital administrators get feedback from veterans to make sure they are helped as quickly as possible.
Hospital spokesman Stephen Gaither said, â??Historically at Truman V.A., the veterans who get care here are more satisfied than their peers in other facilities. We have that kind of track record with customer service. That doesnâ??t mean we canâ??t do a better job because we know we can.â??
Several Veterans organizations are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and other top V.A. officials to resign over a series of scandals.
President Obama is standing by Shinseki and remains confident in his ability to lead the department.