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About jcolwell

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  1. Berta, hope your holiday was good. This is really maddening. It is a shell game. She probably ate TH dinner at Sharon Hellman home in phoenix to catch up on how to handle us folks in Phoenix. Or maybe they went to the Hot tub in Vegas .........just unreal.
  2. Now she is off the payroll. The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays. Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, was ousted nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the
  3. Agree with all of you. More heads to roll but most already have that life time pension in place. I think each and every veteran is responsible for demanding timeless in care. Today my husband is at a private dentist getting his teeth fixed after many many years. I had to contact an advocate who wanted to get an attitude with me , but I helped her get over that attitude and request me a outside dentist due to long waits. She even did all the paper work over the phone. Approved in 24 hours. My husband would not push back on timeliness but I did it for him and got what I needed. My next target is
  4. Now , lets see if they use it . FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2014 VA Demonstrates New Telehealth Scheduling System to Veteran Service Organizations New software system intended to improve Veterans Access to Care WASHINGTON Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) met today with Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) at the Washington VA Medical Center for a hands-on demonstration and discussion about VAs telehealth programs and services. The hands-on demonstration included a presentation of VAs new Clinical Video Telehealth scheduling software which launched last
  5. Relax and enjoy your deserved compensation for your loss of heath. My husband feels exactly the way you do and I keep reminding him what he gave us health wise . It is interesting the guilt many vets feel after success. it will get better. Take care . patsy
  6. Husband been getting dental care at Phoenix VA since July 2014. The office staff and dentist are great. He told us he would have my husband teeth done by Xmas. Well we aren't done and next appointment is Dec 23rd. being a spouse and RN ( husband said sometime a bitch ) who does not understand the word NO, I was told no referral would be given to out side VA for dental . I contacted patient advocate at Phoenix VA , who agreed to email PCP and dentist at VA and sure enough got a call this am that I will be called Monday with by outside appointment to fix my broken teeth. I did drop the words wai
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    That is great news. Great feeling enjoy and spend wisely. Jim
  8. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2014 VA To Make Phoenix Whistleblowers Whole WASHINGTON Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), working closely with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), has successfully resolved whistleblower retaliation complaints filed by three individuals from Phoenix. At VA, we take whistleblower complaints seriously and will not tolerate retaliation against those who raise issues which may enable VA to better serve Veterans, said McDonald. We depend on VA employees and leaders to put the nee
  9. Local AZ republic Newspaper today reports that senator J McCain VA representative was notified of the issues atlocal VA prior to CNN and national media getting involved. His person did not respond and has refused interviews with media. I am angry because this is the same person we ask to help us on our VA claim twice in past and really did nothing but send a canned letter to RO. Based on the reporters info Mc Cain and office did nothing. I have lived in AZ for over 40 years and have always supported this man for his great service. It is so disappointing to find out that a senator in Florida Mi
  10. This list probably will give you all an idea of who at PHX is looking for a job. Their salary is first and the bonus they got is the second figure. They have not released the exact list yet but these title make me think they may be in the pile. JC Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System FISCAL YEAR 2013 BONUSES Learn More At: OpenTheBooks.com TOTAL FY2013 PAID BONUS: $337,885 Source: Freedom of Information Act Request, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C. Employee Job Title Salary Bonus HELMAN, SHARON M HEALTH SYSTEM ADMIN $169,900 $9,345 PITTS, DIANE R GENERAL BUSINESS AND
  11. I read the whole report and yes I see some well deserved Jail time for some of the people at the top and at the mid level for unethical practices. The nurse
  12. No more Veterans to run a complex medical organization. I believe they need a private large health care leader such as Kaiser, Banner Health etc to come in and deal with the VA issues . I like S he served well and he is a devoted vet and I am sorry he got let go ..but lives are at stake. He was a great military leader but does not mean he can run a complex medical organization like the VA hospitals. PC
  13. Hey all, here in Phoenix. Husband just needed a script renewal for his Metaforim for DM2. Called the clinic and the PA wanted to see him before he would ok script. I have told this idiot ( I am a RN ) that the nephrologist had done labs in May and that he wanted him to continue the med for now and that he would let my spouse know when to stop it. The PA wants lab done every 3 months ( what a waste for those who really need it ) we refused.... The VA said he needed to come in and see the PA and get labs every 3 months etc. I told them there is 1700 vets waiting for appointments and we did not w
  14. Lazy employee who are not competent and have no interest in becoming competent in helping anyone at any time. They have jobs for life. I would love to know the turnover rate at these VA hospital and clinics . No one every leaves or quits why would they .......... The good apples are there but hard to find them in the barrel.
  15. In the private hospital world the hospital is responsible to follow-up to make sure burial occurs for any patient or even babies within a certain period of time. Veterans are not allowed to be buried in a paupers grave. We had a policy that every week we contacted the funeral home or whoever to see if burial had occurred and we kept this process up until it was addressed which might take a month but not years. We were also required to make all attempts via letters to any known last family address to find the next of kin. I know there is a VA reg that does not allow a veteran to be buried as a
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