An Associated Press records review shows the Portsmouth Veterans Affairs medical facility is among 75 VA clinics and hospitals across the country with the highest percentage of patients waiting at least 31 days for care.
After the scandal over long patient wait times and a cover-up of the problem, VA hospitals around the country are holding what they call “Town Hall” meetings with veterans to gather feedback about service.
President Obama has nominated Bob McDonald, the former CEO of Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is dealing with reports of lengthy waiting times and mismanagement.
After days of national speculation about whether the Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove would take the top position at the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, he announced over the weekend that he's withdrawing his name from consideration.
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will be looking for answers when he visits the troubled V-A hospital in Phoenix, which has been at the heart of allegations of delayed treatment and even fatalities there. President Obama last week elevated Gibson to the post while the White House searches for a permanent replacement.