Re: “VA Puget Sound system scores poorly in survey” (TNT, 9-10).
Because I am an active patient of the Veterans Affairs medical system, I have a vested interest in this story.
It recently was necessary for me to be an inpatient at the Seattle VA hospital. My care for this six-day stay was excellent. It would not be possible to find a more caring, dedicated group of healers.
My condition was critical – literally. A blood clot had formed in an 18-month-old bypass graft. The choices were grim: stroke, heart attack, loss of limb, even loss of life. At …