No troubles at Freeport VA clinic, says Rep. Cheri Bustos

FREEPORT — U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said Thursday that the care provided at the city’s Veteran’s Administration outpatient clinic is superb, unlike the widespread examples of patient neglect and mismanagement that have plagued VA hospitals nationwide. Bustos’ comments came after the East Moline Democrat met with staff and patients at the Freeport clinic, 1301 Kiwanis […]

U.S. Rep. Bustos gives Bob Michel Clinic a second look

PEORIA — The lack of a waiting list put the Bob Michel Outpatient Clinic in Peoria on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ list of locations that needed “further review,” officials say. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and Dr. Dexter Hazlewood, the clinic’s chief medical officer, said a recent audit flagged a lack of […]

Bustos: Fighting for our Veterans

Dear Editor, Our nation’s veterans deserve nothing but the very best. That’s why I’m deeply troubled by the reported misconduct at Veterans Administration health centers across the country. No hero who bravely fought for our nation should lose their life at the hands of those who are now supposed to be taking care of them. […]