Tag Archives: Robert McDonald

VA Unveils New Medical, Surgical Equipment Procurement Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled a new medical and surgical products acquisition program with the goal to simplify the procurement process at VA hospitals and clinics. VA said Thursday the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor–Next Generation program will work to streamline the process for ordering, tracking and procurement methods of clinical  supplies. As part of the initiative, …

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VA, DoD & NCI Partner for Targeted Cancer Screening Initiative

The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cancer Institute and the Defense Department have formed a consortium with the goal to tailor care for people with cancer using data on genes and proteins associated with the patients’ tumors. VA said Tuesday the Applied Proteogenomics Organizational Learning and Outcomes consortium aims to develop a system for …

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VA Names Five New Members to Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected five new members to join its advisory committee that advises the VA secretary on programs and current issues facing women veterans. VA has also appointed Mary Westmoreland as the committee’s new chair alongside the reappointment of committee members Sara McVicker and Tia Christopher for an additional term, the government …

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VA Officials Seek $2B Budget Reallocation for VHA to Avoid Shutdown

Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs have expressed their concerns over a potential partial shutdown of the VA and urged Congress to reallocate $2.5 billion for the Veterans Health Administration, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes that lawmakers would need to enact legislation within the week to fund the VA’s hospital …

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