Fayetteville VA http://wunc.org en Audit: Fayetteville VA Didn't Follow Up On Suicide Risks http://wunc.org/post/audit-fayetteville-va-didnt-follow-suicide-risks <p>An audit of the Veterans Affairs office in Fayetteville says employees have not conducted proper follow-up procedures for veterans at a high risk of suicide.&nbsp; Federal policy calls for offices to get in touch with high-risk patients for a month after they visit the VA hospital.&nbsp; The audit says the Fayetteville office followed up with patients for two weeks in nine out of ten cases.&nbsp; Fayetteville VA executive director Elizabeth Goolsby says the office has a large case load of high-risk patients.<br><br>"We regret that is the circumstance that they found," Goolsby says.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:20:33 +0000 Will Michaels 9659 at http://wunc.org Rehab Clinic Planned For Soldiers & Veterans http://wunc.org/post/rehab-clinic-planned-soldiers-veterans <p>The <a href="http://www.fayettevillenc.va.gov/">Fayetteville VA Medical Center</a> and <a href="http://www.wamc.amedd.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx">Womack Army Medical Center</a> are joining forces on a new physical rehabilitation facility. The Community Rehabilitation Clinic will be built with $6.7 million in federal funds for initiatives to share resources between the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Fayetteville VA Medical Center Director Elizabeth Goolsby says collaborating with Womack will combine their resources and expertise to provide better care and save money.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:55:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 5597 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville VA Reaches Out to Homeless Vets http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-va-reaches-out-homeless-vets <p>The Veterans Affairs office in Fayetteville is looking for ways to help homeless veterans there. The VA says the number of homeless female veterans is rising as more women serve in the military. Stephanie Felder is the homeless program coordinator at the VA in Fayetteville. She says the meeting attracted nonprofit groups and employment agencies to help put male and female veterans back to work.<br> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:10:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8227 at http://wunc.org