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Could putting college students in VA hospitals help widespread staffing shortage?

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Mar 14, 2019 7:52 PM 1+ mon ago

Could putting college students in VA hospitals help widespread staffing shortage?

VA spokesman Randy Noller said the department has not taken a position on the bill and pointed out that the VA has actually seen a recent decrease in the number of vacant positions, hiring 1,045 additional mental health providers alone since Jan. 31.

"The best indicators of adequate staffing levels are not vacancies, but veteran access to care and health care outcomes," he said in an email. "By those standards, VA is doing well."

Still, according to employment figures Noller provided, about 11 percent of full-time equivalent positions in the Veterans Health Administration remain vacant -- a total of 42,790 out of 374,956.

The idea for the Vet HP Act originated from Kaptur's own visits to VA health care centers, she said, as well as the advocacy efforts of undergraduate students who reached out to her office a few years ago.

One of those students ...

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