Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) and House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-MI) today 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 a memorandum dated May 31, 2017, written by the VA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) program manager, the Marion VAMC has experienced significant declines in patient safety culture metrics and employee morale since these areas were last assessed in 2014. Specifically, the memo describes a 2015 visit by NCPS to investigate employee complaints pertaining to worsening organizational and patient safety culture at the facility. Employees also alleged that senior leadership retaliated against them for reporting such problems,” the members wrote. “VA internal documents demonstrate a strong need for the Central Office to investigate and take action to address the safety concerns.”  

The full text of the letter is available here.