Medical center speaks out after wait-listing veterans - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Medical center speaks out after wait-listing veterans

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Treatment for acid reflux

    Treatment for acid reflux

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:31:04 GMT
    Treatment for acid reflux (WFXGTreatment for acid reflux (WFXG

    Many people around the world suffer from acid reflux and Doctors Hospital is urging people in the CSRA to get their reflux treated. There is now a newer way for treatment that involves no medication and no surgery is required.

    More >>

    Many people around the world suffer from acid reflux and Doctors Hospital is urging people in the CSRA to get their reflux treated. There is now a newer way for treatment that involves no medication and no surgery is required.

    More >>
  • Candlelight Vigil To Be Held For Hephzibah Teen

    Candlelight Vigil To Be Held For Hephzibah Teen

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:55:14 GMT
    Naomi Kempter (SourceL Alyssa Niedowicz)Naomi Kempter (SourceL Alyssa Niedowicz)

    The local Bikers Against Bullies organization is hosting a candlelight vigil Saturday, June 23rd to honor a 14-year-old who took her own life a little over a month ago. 

    More >>

    The local Bikers Against Bullies organization is hosting a candlelight vigil Saturday, June 23rd to honor a 14-year-old who took her own life a little over a month ago. 

    More >>
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:30:43 GMT
    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBTSurveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBT

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>

A number of factors resulted in delayed cancer screenings for veterans, Charlie Norwood VA Hospital officials said in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

"I would say that we all take some responsibility in that area and I will say that there has been some administrative action taken, however, I am not at liberty to share at this time," said Robert Hamilton, Director of Charlie Norwood.

While officials wouldn't say if anyone had been fired because of this, the hospital was transparent in highlighting the number of patients they felt the could have better served.

"Of all the records we've examined, we've identified seven that we felt we've needed to do better with their care," Hamilton said.

We have learned that of the seven, three veterans died because of this backlog.

"We offer our sincerest condolences to veterans who have been affected by delays in GI care and the families who have lost a loved one," Hamilton read in a statement before taking questions from the media.

They don't just blame individuals but a plethora of other reasons for the delays.

"It wasn't just doctors," said Dr. Michael Spencer, the Chief of Staff for the hospital. "It was space, equipment and support staff and all those were added to work through that and make sure we had timely care."

The hospital admitted to making a few errors in the previous year but they assure all veterans who check in at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, these extensive delays are not going to happen anymore.

Copyright 2013 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

    GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-21 04:41:36 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:45:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks following a closed-door conference with fellow Rep...

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    More >>

    An ambitious House GOP immigration overhaul is teetering ahead of voting.

    More >>
  • Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

    Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:06:01 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:44:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Jesus Funes, 19-months, cries as his mother, Diva Funes, both immigrants from Honduras, holds him after being escorted back to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, June 21, 2018. The family, who was seeking asylum, said they were tol...

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

    More >>

    About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official says.

    More >>
  • Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

    Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-06-22 05:13:01 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:44:30 GMT
    (Chinatopix via AP). FILE - In this April 8, 2018 file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China has accused the United States on Thursday, June 21, 2018, of using pressure tactics and ...(Chinatopix via AP). FILE - In this April 8, 2018 file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China has accused the United States on Thursday, June 21, 2018, of using pressure tactics and ...

    Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as the trade brawl spreads.

    More >>

    Trump got in the first jabs; now the world is punching back as the trade brawl spreads.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly