Mismanagement Scandal in Veterans' Affairs

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    Website: The Washington Post  Source: Jose Luis Magana/AP  Date Obtained: 3/8/18

Website: The Washington Post

Source: Jose Luis Magana/AP

Date Obtained: 3/8/18

The watchdog for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs recently released a report of management failures at the VA hospital in D.C. that has prompted the VA Secretary David Shulkin to announce a reorganization of senior leadership in VA hospitals around the country. The report noted several cases that have put patients at risk, like “lack of medical supplies, unsterile conditions, and canceled surgeries after patients were already under anesthesia.” The Department of Veterans’ Affairs have gotten heat in other instances in the past few years for patients dying on the waitlist and for Mr. Shulkin’s use of taxpayer dollars to go on a European vacation with his wife last summer. Shulkin has said he was not aware of the management issues, but is determined to take action.

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