Jan
28
2014
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The American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force has issued a report following a series of interviews conducted during an investigation of the Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in 2011 and 2012.

According to Jacob Gadd, Deputy Director for Health Care at the American Legion in Washington D.C., one of the main issues was with the Veterans Administration central offices not allowing local facilities to respond to a crisis; this, in turn, lowered veterans’ confidence in the medical center.

Gadd also says that the VA Medical Center is much safer now and exceeds CDC recommendations for infection prevention.

To learn more about the American Legion recommendations, please click on the link below to listen to the NPR Pittsburgh interview with Jacob Gadd, Deputy Director for Health Care at the American Legion.

http://wesa.fm/post/american-legion-recommends-prevention-plan-legionella-outbreaks

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