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VA Establishes Commission to Search for Veterans Health Administration Leader

The Depart of Veterans Affairs has formed a commission to search for potential candidates to fill the leadership position for the Veterans Health Administration. Members of the search commission will work to identify individuals with the required knowledge, vision and dedication to serve as the undersecretary for health, the VA said Thursday.

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Richard Stone Named Acting Veterans Health Administration Chief

Richard Stone, former principal deputy undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named acting head of the Veterans Health Administration, Military Times reported Tuesday. Peter O’Rourke, acting VA secretary, announced Tuesday that Stone will serve as VHA’s executive-in-charge and succeed Carolyn Clancy, who will transition to …

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GAO: VHA Should Establish Evaluation Process to Implement Org Structure Actions

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Veterans Health Administration develop an evaluation process to analyze the implementation of organizational structure recommendations. GAO said in a report publicly released Thursday that it has suggested VHA evaluate the implementation of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks realignment to address potential gaps and apply lessons learned …

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Profile: Carolyn Clancy, VHA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Quality, Safety and Value

Carolyn Clancy leads the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration as assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety and value. She has previously held roles including the agency’s interim undersecretary for health where she managed the nation’s largest integrated health care system as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality‘s director …

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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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VHA Begins Mental Health Staff Rural Recruitment Program

The Veterans Health Administration has launched a national recruitment program for mental health professionals, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki announced Monday. An estimated 1,600 mental health clinicians and 300 support staffers will join the VA’s workforce to combat the rising need for Veteran mental health care. Currently, the VA’s mental health …

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