Bodies Of Unclaimed Veterans Languish At Hines VA Hospital, Whistleblower ClaimsInternal emails obtained by CBS 2 reveal at least two vets languished inside the morgue for at least 30 days this summer, allowing the bodies to badly decompose. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.
Investigation Finds No Secret Wait Lists At VA HospitalAn internal watchdog for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found patients faced delays accessing care at a suburban Chicago veterans' hospital, but its report uncovered no evidence supporting a whistleblower's claim of a scheme to hide the long wait times.
Billboards Along Eisenhower Claim "VA Is Lying, Veterans Are Dying"Veterans and VA workers have paid to put up two billboards along the Eisenhower Expressway, accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of lying about care for veterans at VA hospitals.
Housing For Homeless Veterans Opening At Hines VA HospitalA window of opportunity was opening Friday morning for the approximately 1,000 homeless veterans living in Chicago.
Food Pantry Opens At Hines VA HospitalThe Greater Chicago Food Depository has opened a food pantry at Hines VA Hospital near Maywood. It's the food charity's second such pantry. The first opening was last year at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital in the Illinois Medical District on the West Side.
Hines VA Hospital Director RetiringJoan Ricard is leaving after nearly 40 years of service in the Department of Veterans Affairs, including two years as director of the hospital. Her resignation comes amid a slew of allegations about poor treatment at veterans’ hospitals across the country — and after the dismissal Monday of four high-ranking VA officials.
Veterans Show Up In Force To Complain About Care At Hines VA HospitalVeterans around the country, including here in Chicago, finally had their say about the scandal surrounding the VA health care system. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Kirk Voices New Allegations From Hines VA Hospital StaffU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he's met with doctors from a suburban Chicago veterans hospital who tell him "boxes and boxes" of echocardiograms went unread for weeks and that some patients died in the interim.
Kirk Wants Hines VA Boss Booted Over BonusesU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants heads to roll at Hines VA Hospital, due to the millions of dollars in bonuses paid out for top executives since 2011, in light of questions about whether patient waiting times were manipulated.
Sen. Kirk: Changes Needed At The Top At Hines VA HospitalU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says five cases had to be settled in court after treatment delays harmed Hines VA patients.
Kirk Wants Full Investigation Into Hines VA HospitalFederal investigators are combing records at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood and Senator Mark Kirk says they're there for a good reason.
Vietnam Vet Wins $12 Million Malpractice Settlement From VA Hospital A Chicago-area Vietnam veteran will get a $12 million medical malpractice settlement from the federal government.