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Saturday, November 26, 2011

VAMC - Miami: Miami VA hospital chief out in colonoscopy scandal


More than two years after the Miami Veterans Administration hospital notified 2,500 veterans that they may have had colonoscopies with improperly cleaned equipment, Mary Berrocal was removed from her job and reassigned Wednesday.

Berrocal will “transition” to a VA administrative office in St. Petersburg “until placement details are finalized,” according a statement announcing Berrocal’s removal from the Miami VA.

“VA leadership decided that even though Miami is making great strides to improve clinical care, too much attention had been focused on the current director to let her continue to do her job,” said Florida VA spokeswoman Mary Kay Hollingsworth.

The move does not end Berrocal’s VA career, she said: “She will be reassigned.”
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