Emergency room at Topeka VA reopens
Topeka The emergency room at Topeka's Veterans Administration hospital is scheduled to reopen after being closed more than a year.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the emergency room at Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical reopens Tuesday morning. It's been closed since Jan. 31, 2014, after the departure of several physicians left the emergency room critically understaffed.
Jim Gleisberg, a spokesman for the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, said in a release Monday that the emergency department now meets staffing levels. He says the Veterans Administration is working with area hospitals and ambulance services to ensure veterans receive emergency care.