Tag: Veterans

House Committee To Hold Hearing On Northport VA’s ‘Deteriorating State’

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a field hearing at the Northport VA Medical Center next month as part of an ongoing probe into the troubled facility, to include maintenance issues, management concerns, and the closure of five operating rooms due to ventilation issues. The committee hearing will also include a recent suicide of a patient on its grounds.

Veteran Who Died at Northport VA Was Loving Family Man, Relative...

Peter Kaisen, a 76-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, retired police officer, beloved husband and grandfather, was a regular patient at the Northport VAMC and may have been suffering from depression, his son-in-law said. β€œHe was a family man. Loved NASCAR, loved animals, [loved] his three daughters and seven grandchildren.”

Report: Denied Service, Veteran Commits Suicide at Northport VA Hospital

According to the report, the veteran "had been frustrated that he was unable to see an emergency room physician for reasons related to his mental health.”