Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny

Posted: Updated:

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Four deaths at the Atlanta VA Medical Center mark the latest in a series of problems plaguing Veterans Affairs, prompting outrage from officials and congressional scrutiny of the largest integrated health care system in the country.

In recent years, there've been inquiries into the Pittsburgh VA system after five people died of Legionnaire's disease and the Buffalo, N.Y., VA hospital where at least 18 veterans tested positive for hepatitis. At a VA facility in Mississippi, whistleblower complaints include improper sterilization procedures and radiology tests left unread.

U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller is chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. He has already visited the Atlanta VA Medical Center and plans a second field hearing to air concerns about patient care. He's also drafted legislation addressing the VA's mental health coverage.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Police searching for shooter in Sandy Springs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:33:03 GMT
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
    Police are searching for a shooter in Sandy Springs after a man was shot multiple times and seriously injured.
  • Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Inspectors survey ladder truck that injured 3 firefighters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:29:13 GMT
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
    Inspectors were on site Thursday afternoon trying to figure out what went wrong with a ladder truck that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters during a training exercise Tuesday.
  • Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Woman charged with DUI, Sandy Springs officer injured in GA 400 crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:38:24 GMT
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
    Police tell FOX 5 that a 39-year-old woman was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane after crashing into a Sandy Springs patrol car on Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices