VA police cite nationwide security lapses after shooting

Force is renewing calls for more staff, better training and increased resources

After a recent fatal shooting inside an El Paso Veterans Affairs clinic, the VA’s police force is renewing calls for more staff, better training and increased resources — from fixing broken radios and cameras to installing metal detectors and developing clear procedures, according to an article on the Washington Post website.

The problem has grown in recent months after veterans grew increasingly frustrated when it came to light that the agency was lying about patient wait times, the article said.

Media reports show there have been a string of shootings and violent incidents in VA medical centers across the country.

Some of the violence has been committed by employees. Other times, they are carried out by veterans, who are trained in weapons and tactics.

Read the article.



January 22, 2015

Topic Area: Safety

Recent Posts

Environmental Services and the Fight Against AMR Bacteria

Disinfecting and training are low-cost options that address the rising threat of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

97 Senior Care Facilities in Southeast Texas Lose Power After Hurricane

The power outages have created concerns for seniors’ health during the summer heat.

SouthCoast Health Struck by Data Security Event

The event occurred in June 2023, with the organization’s review just recently being completed.

Senior Care Facilities Construction Drops, Occupancy Increases

This is the twelfth consecutive quarter that occupancy has increased in the senior care market.

Carilion Clinic Receives $25 Million Donation for New Cancer Center

The new facility, dubbed the Carilion Taubman Cancer Center after its donors, is currently in the planning stages.


FREE Newsletter Signup Form

News & Updates | Webcast Alerts
Building Technologies | & More!


All fields are required. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Healthcare Facilities Today membership includes free email newsletters from our facility-industry brands.

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Posts

Copyright © 2023 TradePress. All rights reserved.