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Nation’s worst facilities remain unchanged in 2017 VA hospital ratingshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Nation’s-worst-facilities-remain-unchanged-in-2017-VA-hospital-ratings.aspx12/21/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNation’s worst facilities remain unchanged in 2017 VA hospital ratingsLAW FIRM NEWSWIRE --- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a list of hospital rankings for 2017. The majority of the country’s worst-rated facilities from last year showed no improvement in the latest internal rankings.
Vets want End of Life Option; CalVet says none have sought reconsiderationhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Vets-want-End-of-Life-Option;-CalVet-says-none-have-sought-reconsideration.aspx12/21/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVets want End of Life Option; CalVet says none have sought reconsiderationYOUNTVILLE SUN --- The End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) became effective in California in June of 2016 and permits terminally ill adult patients with the capacity to make their medical decision to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication.
Illegal VA policy allows hiring since 2002 of medical workers with revoked licenseshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Illegal-VA-policy-allows-hiring-since-2002-of-medical-workers-with-revoked-licenses.aspx12/21/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleIllegal VA policy allows hiring since 2002 of medical workers with revoked licensesUSA TODAY --- The Department of Veterans Affairs has allowed its hospitals across the country to hire health care providers with revoked medical licenses for at least 15 years in violation of federal law, a USA TODAY investigation found.
House narrowly passes short-term spending billhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/House-narrowly-passes-short-term-spending-bill.aspx12/21/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHouse narrowly passes short-term spending billKALB NBC --- Congress has approved $2.1 billion in emergency aid for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fill a budget hole in the ailing private-sector Choice program that threatened to delay medical care for hundreds of thousands of veterans.
The military is next: America’s tide is turning against sexual assault and harassmenthttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/The-military-is-next-America’s-tide-is-turning-against-sexual-assault-and-harassment.aspx12/20/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThe military is next: America’s tide is turning against sexual assault and harassmentTASK & PURPOSE --- There is something vindicating about seeing the faces of “the silence breakers” on the cover of Time Magazine’s latest Person of the Year issue.
Nominations are open for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Citizen Honors awardshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Nominations-are-open-for-the-Congressional-Medal-of-Honor-Foundation’s-Citizen-Honors-awards.aspx12/20/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNominations are open for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Citizen Honors awardsMILITARY TIMES --- Nominations are open for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s 2018 Citizen Honors awards, which recognizes civilians and former members of the military who “whose actions have defined the words courage."
VA refutes rumors of a new policy on medical marijuanahttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-refutes-rumors-of-a-new-policy-on-medical-marijuana.aspx12/20/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA refutes rumors of a new policy on medical marijuanaMILITARY TIMES --- Veterans Affairs officials are denying a report that they have softened their stance on medical marijuana, insisting that updated guidance on the drug does not amount to a new policy change.
Ready Or Not, TRICARE Changes Arrive Jan. 1! Here are the detailshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Ready-Or-Not,-TRICARE-Changes-Arrive-Jan--1!-Here-are-the-details.aspx12/20/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleReady Or Not, TRICARE Changes Arrive Jan. 1! Here are the detailsCONNECTINGVETS.COM --- The most significant changes in over 20 years are coming to TRICARE health insurance, and they’re coming fast. There are concerns that many of you who will be affected remain in the dark on them.
‘Healing Oasis’ will provide healthcare services to veterans in northern Californiahttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/‘Healing-Oasis’-will-provide-healthcare-services-to-veterans-in-northern-California.aspx12/19/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News Article‘Healing Oasis’ will provide healthcare services to veterans in northern CaliforniaBDC NETWORK --- A 95,000-sf, three-story healthcare facility is currently under construction directly adjacent to the 101 Freeway overlooking a wooded park site in San Jose, Calif.
An original Rosie the Riveter takes flight in Riversidehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/An-original-Rosie-the-Riveter-takes-flight-in-Riverside.aspx12/19/2017 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAn original Rosie the Riveter takes flight in RiversideSCPR --- Elinor Otto was part of a surge of women who responded to the call to replace enlisted men in the workforce during WWII. She joined the war effort and started punching rivets at Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista in 1942.

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