911 Tapes Released in New Mexico VA Hospital Heart Attack – News – @ JEMS.com

Two calls were made while 71-year-old Jim Napoleon Garcia lay on the floor as an ambulance was called to take him to an emergency room 500 yards away, according to the tapes released Thursday to the Albuquerque Journal.

 

via 911 Tapes Released in New Mexico VA Hospital Heart Attack – News – @ JEMS.com.

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Veteran dies in VA hospital waiting for ambulance to take him 500 yards to ER

It is so sad that this happened.

Q13 FOX News

VA-hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — A veteran died at a Veterans Affairs Hospital after waiting 30 minutes at the facility for an ambulance to take him 500 yards to the emergency room. Now the hospital is reviewing its policy.

VA officials told KOAT the patient collapsed in the cafeteria on Monday and needed to be taken around the building to the ER.

Witnesses said he looked like he was having a heart attack, so cafeteria staff followed procedure and called 9-1-1. VA policy states that if any medical emergency happens outside the main hospital staff should call 9-1-1.

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The Alburquerque Fire Department told KOAT that an ambulance dispatched a crew to the hospital at 12:30 p.m. Paramedics loaded the veteran and drove him across the complex to another building.

By the time he got to the ER, he died.

KOAT asked VA officials why the man was not wheeled over…

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Rhode Island Veterans Receiving Help

Many veterans have come home only to find the job they had when they left, no longer exists.  As challenging as it is for our soldiers to blend back into normal life, adding the loss of a job is not something else they should have to bear. 

Rhode Island is taking steps to help this.  Read more here:  RI Veterans Given Help Finding Work

Veterans, PTSD and Fireworks

Not everybody enjoys fireworks.  Some Veterans would like to raise awareness that these noises may bring back some awful memories to men and women of war.  Please think of others and be considerate.

Watch a video on Youtube here:  Veterans Raise Awareness About PTSD and Fireworks

Veterans Might Want to Sign This Registry if in Iraq or Afghanistan

Veterans who

were stationed in Djibouti after Sept. 1, 2001, and to veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War

and think they may have had exposure to trash being burned will want to check this out!

Learn more here:  Vets May Sign up for Registry After Dust, Smoke Exposure

Alaska VA to be Investigated

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the Department of Veterans Affairs last week to conduct an independent investigation into the Alaska VA Healthcare System.

In a letter to the VA Office of Inspector General, Murkowski asked that the office review the Wasilla Community Based Outpatient Clinic’s operational practices and also look into claims that the Alaska VA Healthcare System in Anchorage used fake appointments in 2008 to make wait times appear shorter.

 

To read more go here: Murkowski Calls for Further Investigation on Alaska VA

Rules for Homeowners Taken Too Far

Imagine, decorating your yard for Summer, 4th of July, or just to be patriotic and being told that you can’t fly the American flag.  Well, you can, but only if it is the sort of flag allowed.

Vietnam Veteran, Larry Murphree, was told that he was not flying his flag properly and will have to remove it.

Read more here: Vet Being Threatened for Flying Flag Outside Home Says “Bring It On”

Obama to Hear About VA Scandal

Obama should be getting updates on the VA scandal today.

Read more from ABC here:  Obama to Hear Updates on Veterans’ Affairs Problems

The Meaning of Sacrifice?

I don’t think, when submariner Matthew Hindes volunteered to sacrificed for his country, this is what he had in mind.

A Michigan judge has ordered that Hindes show up in court or lose custody of his daughter.  This normally, would not be an issue.  But currently, Hindes is on a submarine somewhere in the Pacific.

Stories like these are what motivate us at AmMo-PAC to take action.

We are (Am)erican (Mo)thers, and we are on a mission.

Whether it is the selling out of our children and their future, the abandonment of our veterans after risking their lives both at home and abroad, or the erosion of our most basic rights as human beings, America is now under attack. This land of liberty has been remade into something else entirely and we here at AmMoPAC come together as one to say, “NO MORE!”

Our mission is to protect:

OUR RIGHTS
From the Bill of Rights to our bodies to our own backyards, our right to live our lives as we see fit, according to what is best for us and for OUR families is slowly dying. From our right to protect our lives, families, and property as ensured by the Second Amendment, or our right to decide for ourselves what we put into our bodies, government and special interest groups have for far too long been allowed to trample those rights. We will no longer stand for this. We will fight repressive policy, and we will expose those men and women who support such policy.

OUR CHILDREN
We protect our children, because that is our job. We will not stand idly by as bureaucrats and collectivists work side by side to destroy the concepts of identity, personal morality and beliefs, independence, self-reliance, and self-worth in our children. We will not allow power-hungry politicians to use our children as data-collection portals. We will fight destructive and intrusive policy, and we will expose those men and women who support such policy.

OUR VETERANS
Our veterans are our parents, our grandparents, our sons, our daughters, our brothers and our sisters, our aunts and our uncles. Our veterans stood up and answered a call; they readied themselves and did what was asked of them, sacrificing more than most of us could fathom. They signed a contract promising to do this, and in return were promised just compensation that included healthcare and pay, and with them respect and dignity. BUT our veterans are being abandoned, and because their contractor is also their arbiter, they have virtually no recourse.
We protect our veterans, because they protected us. We support a strong military, one that protects America and is given what they are promised. We do not support unnecessary use of our military around the world that risks lives and keeps families apart. We will fight to keep our men and women in uniform home whenever possible, cared for and protected when not possible, and honored when they are through. We will fight policy that abandons our veterans, and we will expose the men and women who support such policy.

We are AmMoPAC, and this is our mission.

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To read more about Hindes and the horrible situation that he is in, click here:  http://patdollard.com/2014/06/michigan-judge-orders-deployed-us-sailor-to-attend-custody-hearing-or-lose-daughter-face-arrest/