Stories for August 2005

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Wednesday, August 31

Local veterans deserve top quality care

VA health care is rated extremely high, which is yet another reason the local hospital should remain open.

The Veterans Affairs' health-care system is good.Very good.That's the conclusion of researchers who praised the VA system for its use of electronic medical records, its focus on preventive care and its outstanding results, according to Washington Post rep

Friday, August 26

VA age seen as strong point

Some of the buildings on the sprawling campus date to before the Civil War

One of the very things that may be hampering efficiency at Walla Walla's veterans hospital could be used to help leverage some support for it, consultants say.With 28 buildings on the 1858 property, the sprawling c

Thursday, August 11

Walla Walla is wise to do local study of VA hospital

We don't have faith the final federal report on veterans' health care in the region will be accurate. The local study could be an insurance policy against incompetence.

Generally it's a waste of money and time for local governments to duplicate studies that federal or state governments are conducting.But the $162,145 the city of Walla Walla is spending _ with cash obtained through a federal grant _ for a study to evaluat