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    ‘VA Will Spare No Expense’ to Preserve Staff and Services in Spokane and Walla Walla, Veterans Affairs Official Tells McMorris Rodgers

    ‘VA Will Spare No Expense' to Preserve Staff and Services in Spokane and Walla Walla, Veterans Affairs Official Tells McMorris Rodgers

    — The Department of Veterans Affairs “will spare no expense” to maintain staff and services at VA hospitals in Spokane and Walla Walla, an official told Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers after the Spokane Republican raised concerns about budget problems tied to a computer system being tested in the Inland Northwest.

    In a June 23 letter obtained by The Spokesman-Review, Patricia Ross, the VA's assistant secretary for congressional and legislative affairs, told McMorris Rodgers the department would provide extra funding to address shortfalls at both Spokane's Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center and Walla Walla's Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center.

    “I assure you that any budget issues at the Mann-Grandstaff VAMC and Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VAMC will not result in staff or service reductions,” Ross wrote, using the acronym for VA medical center. ” VA is taking steps to ensure these facilities are appropriately funded and that services available to Veterans are not impacted.”

    The response follows the warning made by Mann-Grandstaff's director, Robert Fischer, to employees in May that the Spokane hospital would need to reduce its workforce due to a projected budget deficit of more than $35 million, caused in part by the impact of a electronic health record system the VA launched in 2020 at Mann-Grandstaff and its affiliated clinics across the region. After VA…

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