Florida VA Hospital Kept ‘Secret’ Wait Lists

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A Florida Veteran Affairs facility is now being investigated for allegedly keeping a secret waiting list of patients.This new allegation follows claims that delays in Phoenix could have led to the death of 40 veterans.

CNN reports:

An audit team sent to the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, discovered a list of patients needing follow-up appointments that was kept on paper instead of in the VA's electronic computer system.

As a result, the VA's Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation and three members of the Gainesville VA's supervisory staff have been placed on paid leave, pending the outcome of an investigation, VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) spokeswoman Mary Kay Hollingsworth said Monday.

The latest allegation comes as the Department of Veterans Affairs defends itself against claims of potentially deadly delays at other facilities nationwide.

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