BREAKING: Head of Hines VA Hospital Stepping Down

Joan Ricard, far left, fields complaints during a VA hospital town hall meeting last month. Photo by Al Podgorski for the Chicago Sun-Times. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 || By Michael Romain  Joan Ricard, the recently embattled director of the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital near Maywood will retire at this month’s end, according to hospital officials. Ricard has served in the Department of Veterans Affairs for … Continue reading BREAKING: Head of Hines VA Hospital Stepping Down

US Sen. Mark Kirk Wants Probe of IL Veterans Hospitals After Waiting List Allegations At Hines

Thursday, May 15, 2014 || Associated Press MAYWOOD, Illinois — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants federal investigators to look into operations at Hines Veterans Hospital outside Chicago to determine if the facility has a secret waiting list for treating patients. An employee at Hines says the hospital has a secret list like that alleged to exist at a VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. According to … Continue reading US Sen. Mark Kirk Wants Probe of IL Veterans Hospitals After Waiting List Allegations At Hines

Allegations Of Secret Waiting Lists Rock Hines VA Hospital

Thursday, May 15, 2014  Originally Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 || Mitch Smith, The Chicago Tribune  Federal auditors visited the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital near Maywood on Wednesday amid allegations by a social worker that patients at Hines were kept on “secret waiting lists” so executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for speedy treatment. Germaine Clarno, president of the American Federation … Continue reading Allegations Of Secret Waiting Lists Rock Hines VA Hospital