VA hospitals across Texas send nurses to assist at Houston VA Medical Center
HOUSTON, Texas (KRIV / AP) - The VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas says 20 of its nurses have headed to Houston to relieve the staff at Houston's beleaguered Veterans Affairs hospital.
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The team will join a 25-member team from the Austin-based Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, and 15 professionals from San Antonio-based South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
According to a statement Wednesday, Houston's VA hospital has had about 700 staffers staying onsite, sleeping on floors, in the auditorium and in offices to keep the facility open throughout the disaster.
A former U.S. Army ranger swam through flood waters to the hospital to be treated for a burst appendix.
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