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Veterans Care & Safety

Poppy Wall

Top VA official warns of hospital shutdown

July 2015

A senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs is warning Congress on Monday that it needs to fill a $3 billion shortfall or risk shutting down VA hospitals in August.

“It is essential that Congress pass legislation to provide the requested budget flexibility by the end of July 2015,” Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson wrote in a letter to lawmakers.

VA may shut down hospitals in August due to $3B shortfall

June 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is at risk of shutting down an unspecified number of hospitals by August if Congress doesn't fill a $3 billion shortfall by the end of July, according to The Hill.


Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (CPSEA) is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety through education, advocacy, and support.

We envision a world in which the patient's voice is heard and no one is harmed by healthcare.





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