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Here s why no one was fired after VA mistakes cost a veteran his foot

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Apr 15, 2019 11:15 AM 6+ day ago

Heres why no one was fired after VA mistakes cost a veteran his foot

Officials at the Indianapolis Veterans Affairs hospital insist they wanted to fire the administrator whose mistakes lead to the amputation of a veterans foot due to missed home care appointments, but couldn't because the staffer retired before they could act.

"Had (the investigation) been completed before the employee retired, the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center would have proposed the employee for termination," Craig Larson, spokesman for the VA's Chicago District, said in a statement. "The employee chose to retire while the investigation was ongoing, and there was nothing the center could do to stop that."

Last week, officials from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said that an administrative decision to in 2017 stop recording home health care consults into a VA's patient record system jeopardized the health of numerous patients at the Indiana VA hospital, and forced at least ...

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