Walter Reed

To the Cadre on the Front Lines Of Improving Care at Walter Reed, The Challenge Can Rival Combat
Steve Vogel
An article reporting on the challenges faced by officers in the Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, a new group established to oversee the care of wounded veterans.
Combat Veterans Assigned to Aid Recoveries
Steve Vogel
As part of a new strategy to improve veteran healthcare at Walter Reed, enlisted officers will be assigned to oversee the care of each of the hospital's outpatients.
Ann Scott Tyson
Christopher Lee
An article highlighting the growing concern with the lack of psychiatric-care for enlisted soldiers.
Dole-Shalala Commission Wants Bush to Act Quickly
Steve Vogel
The Dole-Shalala commission, appointed by president Bush in March to look into the quality of veteran healthcare, issued its final report detailing six broad recommendations to help improve the quality of care.
Josh White
In an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding PTSD and other traumatic brain injuries, the U.S. is launching a campaign designed to teach all enlisted soldiers how to identify PTSD-like symptoms and other warning signs.
Difficulties Include Big Data Breach and Criticism of Care for Veterans Fresh From War
Christopher Lee
A retrospective story about the career of former secretary of veterans affairs R. James Nicholson, who resigned after the Walter Reed veteran health-care scandal.
Ann Scott Tyson
A joint military and civilian congressional task-force visited 38 total veteran healthcare facilities in the United States, Europe and Asian and concluded that they weren't equipped to deal with the large fraction of U.S. military personnel that exhibit symptoms of disorders like PTSD.
Shankar Vedantam
A report by the Institute of Medicine for the Department of Veterans Affairs said that the method of determining compensation for PTSD patients is irregular and may even sometimes discourage rehabilitation.
Hundreds of Thousands of Disability Claims Pending at VA; Current Wars Likely to Strain System Further
Christopher Lee
An article highlighting the inefficient and painstakingly slow disability claims process of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
90% of More than 1,000 Problems Reported Are Routine, Officials Say
Ann Scott Tyson
A report by the Department of Veterans Affairs surveyed the conditions of over one thousand hospitals and other veteran care facilities and found poor conditions across the board.
A Soldier's Story
David Yancey
A first person story written by Sgt. David Yancey, about his two-years as a patient at Walter Reed.
Peter Baker
President Bush visits Walter Reed to inspect the repairs and deliver a speech to its officers and staff, over one month after the poor condition of the Army's medical facility was revealed by The Washington Post.
Josh White
Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, Surgeon General of the Army and interim commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center finally resigns after coming under intense scrutiny for poorly handling the scandal.
Bipartisan Commission Will Evaluate Treatment, From Battlefield to Civilian Life
Josh White
President Bush announces that former senator Robert J. Dole and former secretary of health and human services Donna E. Shalala will co-chair a commission in charge of reviewing troop reintegration into civilian life.
Army Chiefs Plead Ignorance, But Lawmakers Are Skeptical
Michael Abramowitz
Steve Vogel
Coverage of the first congressional hearing since the Walter Reed scandal broke two weeks earlier.
Josh White
The Washington Post reports on the topics likely to be discussed at the first congressional hearing about the Walter Reed Medical Center, including the role of Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, the Army's Surgeon General at the time.
Nonmedical General To Be Named as Deputy Commander
Josh White
Steve Vogel
Two weeks after the Walter Reed scandal broke, The Washington Post reported that the Army is changing the command structure of Walter Reed, hoping to remedy bureaucratic inefficiencies. This included appointing a non-medical general officer in charge of administrative operations.
Second Firing Follows Walter Reed Revelations; Bush Vows a Probe
Michael Abramowitz
Steve Vogel
Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey was fired by Defense Secretary Robert Gates for poorly handling the Walter Reed scandal. Harvey responded with a statement expressing both regret and criticism of The Washington Post's coverage.
Former Chief, Also Criticized in Troop-Care Scandal, Temporarily Takes Over
Steve Vogel
William Branigin
Commander of Walter Reed Army Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman was fired and replaced by Walter Reed's former commander Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley.
Complaints About Walter Reed Were Voiced for Years
Anne Hull
Dana Priest
A retrospective article revealing that top Walter Reed officials had ignored complaints about the conditions outpatient facility for years before they were revealed by The Washington Post's investigative stories.
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