U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will lead a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee field hearing Wednesday about problems at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He wants the public to hear how the Department of Veterans Affairs is correcting those issues, which were linked to the suicides of three mental health patients.
A Georgia congressman is calling for the secretary of Veterans Affairs to step down over concerns with oversight at Atlanta's VA Medical Center. The chief of staff for Democratic Rep. David Scott says the congressman made the remark during an interview with an Atlanta television station on Thursday.
The new director of Atlanta's VA hospital says improvements are being made in the wake of two federal audits detailing allegations of mismanagement and poor patient care at the facility. Director Leslie Wiggins met with reporters on Thursday to detail steps being taken at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center has reprimanded two employees and recommended reprimands for two more after examining three patient deaths blamed on mismanagement of its mental health unit. Federal officials told the U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs about the punishments in a June 11 response.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is calling for a hearing on the Atlanta VA Medical Center after two federal audits earlier this year detailed allegations of mismanagement of mental health programs and poor patient care linked to three deaths.
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Georgia Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss have sent letters to the secretary of Veterans Affairs looking for answers to a report outlining questionable management at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. A spokeswoman for Isakson said Thursday that North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr joined the Georgia Republicans in their inquiry.