- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Nurse-call buttons will be installed in the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center next year in response to an inspector general’s report.

The Daily Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1umZWc7 ) reported Wednesday that money for the system will be included in a budget proposal by the end of the year. A contractor is expected to be hired by the end of March.

In the meantime, the new director of the Grand Junction VA, Marc Magill, says bedside handbells and increased staff presence will be used to make sure veterans get the help they need in the emergency room.

The report issued Tuesday also made other recommendations, including that the hospital develop and fully implement a policy for the treatment of strokes caused by blood clots. Magill said he agreed with all of them.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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