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Hawaii VA chief promises change

Wayne Pfeffer says he will reduce the time it takes for isle veterans to get medical help

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 17, 2014

~~<p>With a congresswoman out for his head and a U.S. senator calling for an investigation, the new director of the Hawaii VA vowed Monday to stay on the job and, within three months, dramatically reduce the time it takes military veterans to see their doctors.</p>
<p>Hawaii's 145-day delay for an incoming VA patient to get an initial appointment with a primary care physician is by far the worst in the entire system, according to a nationwide audit released earlier this month.</p>
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With a congresswoman out for his head and a U.S. senator calling for an investigation, the new director of the Hawaii VA vowed Monday to stay on the job and, within three months, dramatically reduce the time it takes military veterans to see their doctors.

Hawaii's 145-day delay for an incoming VA patient to get an initial appointment with a primary care physician is by far the worst in the entire system, according to a nationwide audit released earlier this month. Login for more...



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