Friday, February 9, 2018

Jackson VA one of the worst

The Veteran's Administration issued the following press release.


Anonymous said...

This is the same place that a doctor was shot and killed in clinic at point blank range and another doctor had pool acid thrown on her face in the parking lot, both my VA patients. I have a tshirt that says I survived my tenure at the VA.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has ever been to the VA in Jackson already knew it was one of the worst in the country. I have a case against them but don't think there will ever be anything done about it. Patients have to wait over 2 years to see a doctor. 75% of the time the doctor does not even show up for your appointment. After 1 year without seeing a doctor the VA drops a patient from it's rolls and they have to go through admittance all over again.
Doctors give checkups to patients while walking down the hall.
One patient died from blood loss after surgery because no one ever came to check on him. A lawsuit was settled with them for rusty instruments in surgery. They said they would try to clean them next time.
Patients would be much better off going to a veterinary clinic for treatment and would receive a lot better care and be given more respect.

Anonymous said...

2:27 - Did you mean to say both of the PERPETRATORS were your patients rather than both of the doctors? I don't think the doctors were VA patients. Or did you also make a typographical mistake in claiming to be a doctor, yourself.

Anonymous said...

Is the Donald going to take credit for this too or is this Obama’s still? All pre vious prior administrations have failed our vets. Billions of dollars go to the military each year and this is the best we can do for our vets.

Anonymous said...

6:07 takes an opportunity to swing & miss at DT? Really? If we're looking for blame I'd say it probably lies with LBJ or slightly after. The VA has been a disgrace for years. We are simply a society which now communicates more clearly & crassly than it used to, thus abuses have come to light in the past 50 yrs. What I find amazing are the number of Congresspeople who claim special relationships or interests in veterans - then continue year after year to fail them. If we had an investigation of the VA funded with a fraction of the money spent on this Russian witch-hunt perhaps we could find some solutions.

Anonymous said...

2 doctors I know said the worst part of residency was 2 months spent at VA facilities...both said they would have quit if they had to work at a VA hospital...1 said there are worse things than death...being a VA patient can be 1 of them..

Anonymous said...

10:35 only two?

90% of the docs i trained with hated the system. When I was a resident (not in Mississippi) I thought it was very telling when I saw the obituary of a former VA physician, retired military himself, who got all his own care at the county hospital.

UMP Speaks.. said...

No, 6:07, The Donald won't take credit nor is he to blame. But progressives like you will attempt to push that claim.

Although, as 7:06 pointed out, every president after JFK (at least), shares responsibility. But, at no time in our history have we heard more do-nothing-posturing and insincere bloviating about this subject than in the 8 years prior to the current administration.

Please return to the dugout. You struck out. Take the bench-seat at the far end.

Anonymous said...

FYI, should any of you still have a living WWII vet in your family who is denied benefits because of the " fire" that supposedly burned all the "records", the VA location in your State where your father was released from service always has had a copy of those records.
I discovered this when my father died and I was able to guilt a VA worker into sending me everything they had on my father.
VA denied knowing he was ever wounded but the records are extremely detailed about his severe wound in France and subsequent treatment down to times and doctors and every action taken or not taken. The letters denying to not only my father, but our elected representatives that my father was wounded are also in the very thick file.
I've offer to copy and share this file ( and let them see the original documents with elected officials and reporters for years but no takers so far.

Anonymous said...

It is very simple. No one actually cares about the veterans. Of course you will see people at any parade carrying their little China made flag that they later throw in the gutter. I have tried talking to the news media. They will not even answer the phones. There is no one at the VA hospital to talk to. I have even called the governor's office. Forget call the suicide emergency number, no one will answer the phone.
The VA hospital should be an embarassment to all of our citizens. It isn't as none of the citizens care.

Son of an old man said...

My Dad is now 98. His brother is 100. Both are retired military. Both are long time Mississippi residents. In my Dads case it was the Navy during WWII then the Naval Reserve for 28 years. In my Uncles case, he was a Marine Corps pilot in WWII, Korea and the early days of Vietnam. And while they both have had their own medical issues in life, one thing is certain: Neither stepped foot in the V.A. Hospital. Ever.

Anonymous said...

My retired USAF dad would have been a hundred a few years back. I remember a multitude of surgeries and other medical procedures over the years. He (also) never set foot in a VA facility.

Anonymous said...

The DOD budget gets TRILLIONS each year for their black budget projects and cannot presently account for over $21 Trillion. The Pentagon is currently undergoing its first audit ever. Each day our Congressmen spend $2BILLION on the war which our grandchildren will be paying off when they're grandparents.

"War is a Racket" by General Smeadley Butler and "Every War is a Banker's War" are required reading/viewing if you are still making the ill-informed argument that it's a particular political party at fault. The answer...they're all in it together and we aren't in their profit sharing club,nor do I want to be. Since the days of Ceasar, Veterans of war have always been mistreated/discarded after they're no longer useful and that is an absolute disgrace!

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the VA doc who blew the whistle on the Jackson VA for prescribing the ridulously high amounts of opioids? I don't think the VA's policy changed...until recently w the draconian regs but that only placed the vets in a worse situational hole to have to crawl out of now w the added horrors of facing a massive withdrawal added to their other conditions. Yes, the VA really is a fabulous federal agency...NOT!

Anonymous said...

My grandfather fought in Italy in WWII and I wonder what he would've done if he knew that:
1. That the transnational corporations (ie Standard Oil and Ford)shipped essential items (fuel) to Germany and Japan that made the attacks on London and Pearl Harbor possible. Balfour and his ilk had to pull the US in

2. That Hitler was allowed to escape and live in South America into old age, even though the FBI and CIA both knew where he was and NEVER attempted to apprehend him- the most notorious mass-murderer in our recent history

I remember asking him his opinion of going into Iraq before Bush 2 invaded. He told me that more diplomacy was needed first. I would watch the agonizing/sickening/disgusting look come over his face when the war hawks would flippantly banter about sending troops in. I so wish now that I had asked him more but I'm sure he wouldnt have told me the specifics because he NEVER discussed the bad parts of his experience over there.

Unknown said...

I have been a patient at the Jackson MS VA for years. I have found the doctors and nurses to be incredible. While I agree the system is not perfect, I have been very happy with the service received from the Jackson VA.

HDMatthias, MD said...

In my training, I worked at a number of VA hospitals, one in Boston, one in Albany, NY, and one in Pittsburgh, PA. Although I hated the mentality of the folks who worked there, the quality of medical care was good. This, I believe, was because of the quality of the medical schools associated with them.

picky nerd said...

Part of my med school training was at the VA. It was bad. The reason is you can't fire anyone. Incompetence, laziness and general surly attitude prevail among the employees.

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