Skip to comments.N.M. VA Hospital Assigned Vets to Doctors Who No Longer Worked There
Posted on 05/22/2014 11:11:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
May 22, 2014 12:39 PM N.M. VA Hospital Assigned Vets to Doctors Who No Longer Worked There By Andrew Johnson
A new report from NBC News reveals that a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., assigned patients to unavailable doctors and treated patients rudely when they inquired about the problem. One veteran said she stopped going to the VA after she was badly treated following her diagnosis of breast cancer.
Because I didnt get a response and they didnt seem to care, I really wasnt comfortable going there, said Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel Renee Sussman. She recounted a telephone conversation with a VA pathologist after a two-month delay in which she was told to call the president to take up her problems with the system before being hung up on.
NBC News also found that VA clerks falsified wait times at the hospital by making two lists for patients: one showing a false wait time of zero days, while another reflected the actual wait time, which could be months. One current employee, who spoke with the network on the condition of anonymity, said patients would be assigned doctors who were no longer seeing patients or working at the hospital.
According to an inspector generals report, one clerk described the situation at the Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center in Albuquerque as a climate of deceit. The hospital is in the process of ordering an external review of its practices.
Via the Right Scoop.
sez President Stompy Foot..........
His “mad” face looks a lot like his “they are out of the cookies I like” face.
If he was really mad, he would demonstrate it this way: ###!
It doesn’t matter. The Dems are trying to blame this on Bush now. Let’s see if it sticks.
Run of the mill for that VAMC. My VA surgeon tried his damdest to get surgery scheduled to remove some old schrapnel and couldn’t get a surgery date scheduled inside 1 year. I would have been wheelchair bound inside a month waiting for a year away surgery and ended up going to a local hospital in Albuquerque getting surgery done within 2 weeks, on my dime of course, but they did arrange a payment plan for me.