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The Department of Veterans Affairs will open an outpatient primary care clinic in the Spokane Teaching Health Center, in collaboration with WSU Health Sciences, to enable more local veterans to get health care as well as provide teaching opportunities to students.
When the time came for Judy Smith to transition her husband, Chuck Smith, to hospice care with COVID-19, she asked his doctor, Dr. Camtu Thai, what she would do if Chuck were her family member.
The Spokane Veterans Home welcomed back four residents on Thursday and Friday who recovered from COVID-19.
A third Spokane Veterans Home resident died from COVID-19 this week after they were transferred to the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center.
Thirty-one Spokane Veterans Home residents who have COVID-19 are stable at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center following hospital transfers that occurred mostly between Friday and Monday in ambulances.
The Spokane Veterans Home reported no new cases of COVID-19 Saturday as the transfer of more than a third of its residents to the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center continued.
If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center physician assistant Theresa Schimmels would be preparing to head to Seattle to receive a lifetime achievement award from MEDEX Northwest, the University of Washington School of Medicine program where she received her education.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has delayed the roll out of its new electronic health record system, which was set to go live in March at Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center in Spokane.
On Friday, 395 years of wisdom, courage and sacrifice were honored at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center.
President Donald Trump’s expansion of a program aimed at steering more veterans to private health care is getting an $8.9 billion boost as part of the massive government spending bill approved by the House, setting up a potential battle over the direction of the Veterans Affairs Department.
Next Saturday brings the North Idaho Veterans Stand Down, a six-hour event providing multiple veteran support services in one setting. The activities are an outreach to former and active military members who live in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Eastern Washington areas.
Spokane’s homeless will be asked Saturday to come to church.
While discussions and promises of moving to 24-hour urgent care has dominated much of the discussion around Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, the leadership has continued to pursue other construction projects needed to upgrade and support the hospital as it moves forward.
The Trump administration said from its first days that preventing suicide was its top clinical priority for veterans. The performance of its national outreach campaign shows otherwise, though, because of a leadership vacuum at the Department of Veterans Affairs and nonexistent means to measure effectiveness, a new report by the Government Accountability Office found.
About 150 Spokane-area veterans took advantage of Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center’s “Gift Shop” event that ran from Sunday to Thursday.
The promised 24-hour urgent care at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has lost its urgency with the challenge of the hospital becoming the pilot project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Veterans Affairs’ $10 billion effort to update its electronic medical records, the new VA director said.
Thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs health benefits have been given a green light to sue the military, under a ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut.
When nurse Frances Harman learned her older brother, Jim, had been called to Army service during World War II she quickly decided not to be left behind.
An attempted media tour to accompany U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers through the new urgent care clinic at the VA Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center on Tuesday was halted by VA leadership concerned about violating a law. The Hatch Act prohibits candidates from using government employees for campaign purposes near an election.
As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres and and the county donated 80 more in northwest Spokane for a hospital.