Washington, D.C. – In response today to U.S. Representative Mike Bost’s July 28th inquiry into allegations of mismanagement at the Marion VA Medical Center, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs gave little indication that it had serious concerns regarding the current leadership or its management of the facility.

“The allegations of mismanagement at the Marion medical center are serious, and it is important that the federal government show urgency in getting to the bottom of it,” said Bost. “When word of potential nepotism, employee intimidation, and whistleblower-retaliation exist, we can’t afford to leave any stone unturned in either debunking the charges or fixing the problem. Southern Illinois’ heroes deserve swift action on this. To that end, I will be formally requesting a face-to-face meeting with Secretary Shulkin to discuss this matter as soon as possible.”


July 28 letter is available here.

Partial response from VA dated September 22 available here.

Note: Complete response from VA is not available for public distribution due to sensitive information contained therein.

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