Saturday, June 21, 2008

Peake promises better care to women veterans too

VA secretary: Care of women vets will improve

By Kimberly Hefling - The Associated Press
Posted : Saturday Jun 21, 2008 17:32:31 EDT

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake told women veterans on Friday that the agency is working to eliminate disparities in the care offered to women and men.

An internal review by the VA submitted to Congress last week found that women veterans aren’t getting the same quality of outpatient care as men in about one-third of the VA’s 139 facilities that offer it.

“We are making a full-court press to ensure that women veterans receive the highest quality of care,” Peake said, speaking at the National Summit on Women Veterans’ Issues, put on by the VA and veterans service organizations.
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