truman memorial veterans hosptial http://kbia.org en VA delays lead to crisis center in St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/va-delays-lead-crisis-center-st-louis <p>The long delays for veterans seeking medical care at VA hospitals have prompted The American Legion to set up a short-term crisis center in St. Louis this week. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:36:05 +0000 Associated Press 56195 at http://kbia.org VA delays lead to crisis center in St. Louis What the VA hospital controversy means for the future and for Missouri http://kbia.org/post/what-va-hospital-controversy-means-future-and-missouri <p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:05:36 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 55025 at http://kbia.org What the VA hospital controversy means for the future and for Missouri Senator Blunt addresses VA wait times at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital http://kbia.org/post/senator-blunt-addresses-va-wait-times-truman-memorial-veterans-hospital <p></p><p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt continued his tour of mental health facilities in the state on Thursday with a stop at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.&nbsp;</p><p>Blunt spoke with Veterans Affairs administrators about how to better assist veterans experiencing a mental health crisis who need treatment immediately. Blunt says he is encouraged by the efforts the hospital has made to shorten waitlist times but says there are also many ways it can still improve.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:33:48 +0000 Katie Hiler 53760 at http://kbia.org Senator Blunt addresses VA wait times at Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Veterans Campus planned in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/veterans-campus-planned-columbia <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Three organizations are discussing building a 4.2-acre campus for veterans in northeast Columbia.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:08:47 +0000 Associated Press 52058 at http://kbia.org VA hospital makes changes after fatality http://kbia.org/post/va-hospital-makes-changes-after-fatality <p></p><p>A report says Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital failed to provide a safe environment for a 78-year-old man beaten to death last year at the Columbia facility.</p><p>The report for the Veterans Affairs Heartland Network was included in materials released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Columbia Daily Tribune.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:35:38 +0000 Associated Press 46596 at http://kbia.org VA hospital makes changes after fatality Potential government shutdown wouldn't affect most Missouri programs and agencies http://kbia.org/post/potential-government-shutdown-wouldnt-affect-most-missouri-programs-and-agencies <p>Even with a potential federal government shutdown next week, some of Missouri’s programs and agencies will continue to operate as usual.</p><p>Emily Cain, the press secretary for the federal Office of Management and Budget, said that the Obama administration believes that a lapse in appropriations will not occur.</p><p>In addition, she said that the administration is “willing to work with Congress to enact a short-term continuing resolution to fund critical government operations.”</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:51:21 +0000 Rexly Penaflorida 41037 at http://kbia.org Potential government shutdown wouldn't affect most Missouri programs and agencies Simply listening, to veterans, is the mission of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative http://kbia.org/post/simply-listening-veterans-mission-storycorps-military-voices-initiative <p></p><p>Have you ever had a “driveway moment” listening to one of the many stories from the oral history project <a href="http://www.storycorps.org/">StoryCorps</a>? The project has recorded about 45,000 interviews with everyday people across America. StoryCorps’ <a href="http://storycorps.org/initiatives/military-voices-initiative/">“Military Voices Initiatives”</a> gathers stories from veterans, their families and others impacted by war, since 9/11.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:20:21 +0000 Janet Saidi 40474 at http://kbia.org Simply listening, to veterans, is the mission of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative Suspect in VA hospital killing back in court http://kbia.org/post/suspect-va-hospital-killing-back-court <p>A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia is due back in court after an earlier delay.</p><p>Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 1 death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. His attorney, David Tyson Smith, says Perez is schizophrenic.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:22:29 +0000 Associated Press 31375 at http://kbia.org Suspect in VA hospital killing back in court More charges for suspect in VA hospital killing http://kbia.org/post/more-charges-suspect-va-hospital-killing <p>A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia now faces Pettis County assault charges.</p><p><a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/" target="_blank">The Columbia Missourian</a> reports that Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with five misdemeanor assaults as well as resisting arrest in connection with several Sedalia incidents in the days before the Feb. 1 beating death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.</p><p>Perez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. His lawyer says Perez is mentally ill.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:14:10 +0000 Associated Press 28810 at http://kbia.org More charges for suspect in VA hospital killing