The Veterans Affairs Department is firing four senior executives in the wake of a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records to cover up wait times.
My must read of the day, “The VA Moves to Ax 4 Senior Execs in Scandal Response,” in the Associated Press.
In the film Office Space, Tom Smykowski gets fired after a couple of outside consultants realize that his job is essentially pointless and he contributes nothing of value to the company. Here’s the clip, which you’ve probably seen:
Records obtained by Minneapolis news outlet KARE 11 show a local Veterans Affairs hospital rescheduled a patient’s appointment four days after his death in what his family says is an attempt to cover up a long delay in treatment.
The same independent auditor that accredited Veterans Affairs hospitals where multiple patients died from delays in care—and in some cases named them as “top performers”—has been chosen by the VA to complete a new review of those same hospitals.
Numerous news outlets have misrepresented the findings of a recent report by the Department of Veteran Affairs Inspector General. The report reviewed allegations that tie patient deaths to wait times at the Phoenix Veteran Health Care System (PVAHCS).