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What advice would you give the CEO of Department of Veterans Affairs about how to improve it?

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Stop the bullying and hire supervisors that care about the employees and the veterans

I was employed by the DOD as a Paramedic for years in GA until I became an Associate Degree Nurse. I cannot work for the VA because I don’t have a BSN. Though my husband is a retired veteran and these people are very important to me because they’ve served us all by giving everything!
I have all other qualifications and desire to serve.

So my advice would be to hire appropriately educated people to do the job. ADNs are the worker bees of nursing that do the exact jobs of BSNs and generally are paid at a lower wage.

Therefore much more work would get done at a much lower cost.

I pray that someone sees and acts on this soon because the government has a reputation of overpaying for every contract that they sign.

I am a va employee who Became an RN after being an LVN for 20 years I’m a veteran who is also service connected, but it is ashamed that after working there 17 years, I have to leave because I only have an associates degree and not a BSN , I can run circles around new Bsn nurses but my own employer will not recognize this veteran but instead hire a non veteran over a faithful employee because of one has a BSN and I have an ASN. Very disappointed and disheartening.. remember I Am A Va employee already that is not recognized for moving forward.

The overall evaluation system for Soldiers benefits is horrible and should be completed prior to military members discharge from the service by a panel consisting of military personnel. No military personnel that was deployed and injured during their career should have to over emphasize injuries during exams for fear of not receiving a percentage for a disability. Bad enough service members have to adjust to the drop in pay. I see suicide rates going up for veterans due to the lack of va support physically and mentally and will just become a statistic on the books while we become nothing but cash pots for personnel working for the va that can careless about our well being.

First and foremost, our Veterans fought for our Country while us NON MILITARY people were able to go home to our families at night and have a peaceful rest! Veterans are treated with no respect.......and it’s SAD! Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.......

I think that quality for imaging is very important. I think that skilled education is a necessity for ultrasound. Unfortunately the VA doesn't believe this. They cross train from other modalities into ultrasound. Ultrasound is a specialty that is based off of skill. The machine is not doing the work for you. Why in God's name is this the only modality in imaging that does not require any schooling or credentials. This is the low care for veterans that everyone talks about. All veterans deserve the same if not better care.

I think everyone in each department need to learn .HUMAN RELATION.

Pay better wages

Re-Training in customer service and hiring new professionals, mangement, executives who are naturally "people persons"..and passionate about the population they serve..honored to serve....not people that are "trained" to work with people!! You can't train people who are not "people persons" to work with people! That makes no sense. The same goes even more so for professionals!! Just because you were trained to teach does not make you a teacher!

Our men and women of the military deserves the best we have to give them!!

It's been one too many suicides of our military family! UNACCEPTABLE!!!

Standardize all Hospitals so they operate the same from one to the next. Every facility is different from how the medical code to how care is provided. Too much posturing and too little real change. One thing I learned is if the government changes anything it’s not for the benefit of employees or patients only good for upper management.

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