Tuesday, May 13, 2014

VA Hospital Deaths, Arizona VA Boss Accused, Whistle Blower says VA, Two VA Employees Leave Over 'Inappropriate Scheduling', VA Secretary 'Angry'

Two VA employees in North Carolina on leave over 'inappropriate scheduling'

Two Durham VA Medical Center employees have been put on administrative leave because of "inappropriate scheduling practices," the Department of Veteran Affairs said in a Monday statement.

“By the time that you do the colonoscopies on these patients, you went from a stage 1 to a stage 4 [colorectal cancer], which is basically inoperable,” said Krugman.  “That was done because of dollars and cents. For the VA, they have to be bleeding out of their rectum before they would authorize a colonoscopy. That was the standard of care,” he said.

Arizona VA boss accused of covering up veterans' deaths linked to previous scandal

A Veterans Affairs official accused of keeping double books to hide the fact that dozens of veterans died awaiting care previously ran a Washington state VA facility that allegedly fudged suicide numbers, FoxNews.com has learned.

VA clinic employee on leave after e-mail about manipulating appointments

A growing scandal over the manipulation of health care appointments resulted in an employee at a Wyoming clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs being placed on administrative leave, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said Friday.

Veterans Affairs Sec. Shinseki 'Angry' Over Alleged VA Hospital Deaths

Up to 40 patients may have died at the Phoenix hospital, allegedly due to delays in care.
Several hospital whistleblowers claim that in an effort to improve their performance record, administrators ordered thousands of appointment requests be diverted to a secret unofficial list not to be reported. If the patients died, their names would disappear.

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