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Fix VA patients’ access to Choice


    Members of the leadership team at the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System weekly walk through the agency’s main Oahu facility, the Spark M. Matsu­naga Medical Center, to talk to staff. The practice is among the initiatives management has launched to try to get workers more engaged in their jobs and the mission of the VA. Dr. Kathryn Ryder, deputy chief of staff, waits for an elevator as she makes her rounds.

The reputation of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical-care system, heavily tarnished by failures to deliver quality care in a timely way, seems to be slowly on the mend. Read more

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