Stories tagged: Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Computer file stolen in Oklahoma could put Spokane veterans at risk for identity theft
The staff at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is working to determine the scope of what could be the potential release of records for 1,915 veterans, who could now become victims …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Missing VA laptop may affect health privacy of of 3,275 Spokane veterans
Veterans Affairs officials in Spokane are notifying 3,275 veterans that their health information may be compromised because of a missing laptop computer.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Investigation discovers staff ignored hole in roof for years at VA hospital in Spokane
The slow burn by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to secure changes for veterans’ care in Spokane just fell through the roof. Literally. Based on complaints funneled through a group …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Federal judge dismisses malpractice suit against the VA over man’s 2014 death
A federal judge this week dismissed a medical malpractice suit filed by the children of a Navy veteran who died in 2014 from bleeding on the brain after he was …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Veterans, McMorris Rodgers battle VA over access to exercise room
The aging veterans sit in camp chairs inside a pop-up awning with makeshift blue-tarp walls. A propane heater makes it liveable as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans began …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Health care and VA officials struggle to find solutions to combat veteran suicide
On a cold day last December, Charlie Monroe was preparing to leave Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center when he noticed a man staring at him.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 5:02 a.m.
Spokane VA starts taking appointments for veterans and their spouses seeking in vitro fertilization
Local veterans with service-related injuries can begin making appointments at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane to be evaluated for in vitro fertilization.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Trump’s hiring freeze comes as VA in Spokane seeks doctors, nurses
The VA medical center in Spokane has job openings for doctors and nurses that may or may not be filled because of Trump’s hiring freeze.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Spokane couple met amid horrors of World War II; home may become haven for vets
Herbert and Mildred “Mickey” James found love amid their service in the 120th Evacuation Hospital, which followed Gen. George S. Patton’s march to Berlin through the Buchenwald concentration camp. The …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
ER doctors remain elusive for Spokane VA
The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center hasn’t made any progress in recruiting emergency room physicians and will continue to operate an urgent care facility for the foreseeable future.
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
VA center hits wall in recruiting ER doctors
Recruiting emergency room doctors remains a challenge for the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, which hasn’t made any progress since December in filling vacant positions. The VA is working with a …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Local veterans air complaints about VA procedures
Several veterans who attended a town hall meeting Friday evening at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center praised the care they had been given, but in the next breath spoke of problems …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
Man sentenced to 10 years for throwing mortal punch
A raucous party two years ago in north Spokane County has earned a 21-year-old man a decade in prison after he pleaded guilty this week to manslaughter for throwing a …
Fri., July 4, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center shortens wait times
As the VA has begun closely auditing wait times across the nation, some concrete figures about access to care at Spokane’s Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center have emerged. The Spokane hospital …
Wed., July 2, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Army veteran survived battle, but not its aftermath
Pictures cover the refrigerator in the kitchen at Todd and Renee Watson’s North Side home. In one of them, their son, Cody, smiles out at a camera in 2009. “This …
Wed., June 4, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Veterans frustrated with wait times at Spokane VA hospital
Rex Miller’s problems getting in to see a pulmonologist have left him frustrated. Miller is a retired Air Force master sergeant with a 70 percent disability. Part of that is …
Sat., May 31, 2014
Reports mixed at Spokane VA facility
As the VA scandal grows outward from Phoenix, ripples keep appearing in Spokane. The agency’s inspector general released an initial report that said it was reviewing 42 VA facilities nationwide. …