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I've been in the VA system for about 20 years now. 16 of those years have been at the PDX VA. I have always gotten world-class care whether it was for something big or something small. The staff from custodial to surgical are all wonderful, kind, patient and talented. Before I retired I had excellent coverage and was in Silicon Valley where there was excellent medical care available. They couldn't touch the VA.
My husband was at the VA for a week. I was glad I was their to be his advocate because ever day there was something. I even had to ask for towels for the bathroom. Couldn't believe it. However I can't say enough for their chemo department . His nurses have been great except for his last Friday nurse. Then I felt they did not follow Hipaa Regulations, talking about my husband's personal information in front of five other people we did not know. Anyway this is where he is going at this time may change later he is dual covered so there is that. We also have spoke with many patients and have the same concerns as we do.
If it were my Xhusband posting he would give the VA hospital five stars because of their ability to keep his privacy. Why that was good for him and while they would love to get five stars I don't feel the same. I feel like a life saved would be more important than privacy. But that's just the way l think. See l believe in the
DUTY TO WARN.
Jeffrey B, if you are an employee of the hospital and a vet l can see why you get your needs met. Maybe they can accommodate all the other vets and hire them as well so they can also get their needs met.
If you served our country and did so as bravely as you have said then l find so much shame in our country and the VA hospital in turning you down for such a simple need as a shower. You deserve much more. Because of good men as yourself we as Americans have the freedom to a nice hot shower in our own homes. As an American l am sorry. As a human being l would open my home to you for a shower and a hot meal and a friend.
God Bless you from the bottom of my heart and all the vets in your situation.
And Thank you
My dad is a Vietnam veteran. He would not be alive if it weren’t for the excellent care he receives. He has been admitted to the hospital many times. The doctors and nurses have always been caring. We are truly blessed!
Notice after reading this that for every 1-2 star rating this VA gets, there’s at least a dozen 5 star reviews that are pretty suspect of being generic. With that said... The Emergency department here is among the worst, if not the worst, you can experience at a VA. Dealing with them for just the three years I’ve lived in PDX, I’ve seen horrible levels of incompetence. I can honestly say that I’ve only received real care there once, and that’s only because the PA that I had that evening was someone I served with on my 5th combat tour. The staff is notorious for their condescending behavior and apparent disdain for anyone that comes through their doors. Expect to go there with a problem, and leave with that same problem but just highly irritated and humiliated. I can’t afford health insurance like a lot of other disabled combat veterans and we were promised healthcare for our sacrifices. I survived so much, but I don’t think it’s possible to survive this VA.