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Group: New VA health
leader suspended whistleblower

Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Dennis Wagner

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 7/22/2014 7:03:35 AM

The Department of Veterans Affairs´ new regional health-care boss in the Southwest, now responsible for ­instituting reforms, suspended an employee in California last month ­after he reported that patients in Palo Alto were being endangered, according to a national watchdog group. The Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan organization, says Elizabeth J. Freeman, interim director at the Southwest ­Regional Health Care Network, put the employee on leave after he was accused of "disrespectful correspondence" — a written complaint about mismanagement of medications. Freeman did not respond Monday to a request for comment. A regional VA spokeswoman said the department does

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Meet the new thug. Same as the old thug.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 7/22/2014 7:59:50 AM     (No. 9934897)

It´s called, ´Workplace Retaliation.´

That´s a crime.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/22/2014 12:35:21 PM     (No. 9935429)

And the wheels on the bus go round and round. New cronies replace the old cronies. Please define "disrespectful correspondence" and give an example.



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