MARION — U.S. Rep. Mike Bost of Murphysboro on Monday called on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to investigate allegations of mismanagement at the Marion VA Medical Center that may have compromised quality of care and patient safety, according to news release from Bost’s office.

In a letter sent to Shulkin, Bost, a Republican who is a member of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, along with that committee's chairman, Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, said a memorandum dated May 31, 2017, written by the VA National Center for Patient Safety program manager, stated the Marion VA experienced significant declines in patient safety culture metrics and employee morale since those areas were last assessed in 2014.