"At Walter Reed, a New Approach" - Steve Vogel - Washington Post

"At Walter Reed, a New Approach" - Steve Vogel - Washington Post

Combat Veterans Assigned to Aid Recoveries

by: Steve Vogel | publication date: July 31, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

"After revelations this year of squalid living conditions and bureaucratic nightmares at Walter Reed, the Army took the unusual step of creating the Warrior Transition Brigade. It brings in combat-seasoned officers and sergeants to assist the facility's nearly 700 outpatients -- tracking their recovery, ensuring that their appointments are kept and watching out for their morale."

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.

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