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    Veterans Health System Surpasses 400K Employees as Record Hiring Continues

    Veterans Health System Surpasses 400K Employees as Record Hiring Continues

    The Veterans Health Administration has added nearly 49,000 employees this fiscal year as demand spikes amid a deluge of claims and new enrollment from the Act.

    It is closing in on a total goal of 52,000 hires by Sept. 30. The majority are in occupations that Under Secretary for Health Dr. Shereef Elnahal calls the “Big Seven” — jobs that directly affect patient care and services, including physicians, nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, medical support, food service workers and housekeepers.

    During a roundtable with reporters Tuesday, Elnahal said the VHA has hired 27,296 employees in those positions with an end goal of 30,000, part of the total 52,000 amount for the fiscal year.

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    “I'm really proud of all of our network leaders and medical center directors for executing on this, and we're working as hard as we can not only to bring more folks on board, but to improve the hiring process itself,” Elnahal said during the roundtable.

    The VA embarked on a hiring spree last year to accommodate increased demand related to the PACT Act, which expanded benefits and health care services to combat veterans across several generations.

    A PACT Act provision gave veterans who had never enrolled in VA health care; served in a theater of operations after Nov. 11, 1998; and were discharged or released between Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct….

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