Roseburg VA Emergency Department To Convert To Urgent Care, Cites Staffing Shortfalls

The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Roseburg has been warning veterans for months that a shutdown of their emergency department could be imminent. Now, that warning has become a reality.

Instead of a full emergency department, the Roseburg VA has decided to operate a Monday through Friday urgent care clinic in its place. VA officials cited the difficulty in hiring specialized staff, such as lab technicians, who are needed to support an emergency care facility.

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