Monthly Archives: October 2015

VA CRNA’s in leadership positions

Oct 5, 2015

AVANA would like to recognize a few of our current members who are involved in leadership positions. Edward Salkind: William Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC, Columbia, SC AANA Practice Committee Member Chris Orrell:  Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS VA Surgical Plan of Care Committee Dan Lovinaria: Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis […]

VHA publishes Veterans Choice Act Independent Assessment

Oct 2, 2015

The VHA published its Independent Assessment regarding the Veterans Choice Act that was launched in 2014. Additional documents associated with the Independent Assessment are published by Rand Corp at this site: http://www.rand.org/health/projects/VA-choice.html.  The paper on healthcare is here,http://www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/documents/assessments/Assessment_B_Health_Care_Capabilities.pdf.  Within the healthcare paper, Section 6.4.2, Policy Options to Increase Productivity of Existing Resources, has as its first recommendation 6.4.2.1, Formalize Full […]

Representative Michael McAuliffe speaks in favor of VHA APRN’s

Oct 2, 2015

Our Veterans Deserve Quicker Access to Health Care September 11,2015 Representative Michael McAuliffe, Chicago 20th District I am disheartened that we continue to see wait times increasing for veterans at VA facilities. I see veterans waiting prolonged periods of time without the health care they need, and there is more we should be doing as […]