The Veterans Affairs internal watchdog will look into claims that three facilities in Colorado kept veterans waiting for care and falsified records
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Rodger Holmes went to Grand Junction’s VA Medical Center to treat a case of Hepatitis C. He later died from complications.Read more
- If convicted, Johnie Wayne Roth could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and be required to pay a $250,000 fine.Read more
- A patient at the clinic held a nurse hostage for round 10 minutes before being taken into custody.Read more
Colorado Springs and El Paso County vow to declare "functional zero" for its homeless veteran population by the end of the year.
Heart surgeries and other similarly involved procedures are being postponed or patients are being referred to alternative health care providers at no additional cost.
Another $340 million in medical equipment, fixtures, furniture and staffing are part of the price tag, construction managers say.