Legionaire's Disease http://wesa.fm en Report Finds Poor Communications During VA Legionella Outbreak http://wesa.fm/post/report-finds-poor-communications-during-va-legionella-outbreak <p>A report released Thursday by the American Legion finds that the VA Pittsburgh Health System has responded well to the outbreak of Legionella in 2011 and 2012 that took the lives of at least five veterans.&nbsp;</p><p>However, the report finds the Veterans Administration needs to empower the 152 hospitals in the system to better communicate during a crisis.</p><p>Jacob Gadd, American Legion deputy director for healthcare, said that since the outbreak the Pittsburgh VA has formed a water safety committee, which had made important recommendations that have been implemented.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:11:11 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 23252 at http://wesa.fm Reporting Cases of Infectious Diseases in VA Hospitals http://wesa.fm/post/reporting-cases-infectious-diseases-va-hospitals <p></p><p></p><p>Congressman <a href="http://murphy.house.gov/">Tim Murphy</a> is working with the <a href="http://veterans.house.gov/">House Veterans Affairs Committee </a>to pass legislation requiring veterans' hospitals to report cases of infectious diseases to state and local public health agencies. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:46:17 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11828 at http://wesa.fm Reporting Cases of Infectious Diseases in VA Hospitals