Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk
March 8, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Failed leadership" at the Department of Veterans Affairs during the Obama years put patients at a major hospital at risk, an internal probe finds — another blow to Secretary David Shulkin, who served at the VA then and is fighting to keep his job.
The 150-page report released Wednesday by the VA internal watchdog offers new details to its preliminary finding last April of patient safety issues at the Washington, D.C., medical center.
Shulkin acknowledged to reporters that the problems were "systemic," but said he was not aware of the issues at the Washington hospital....