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October 22, 2009

Senator Webb calls for Investigation of Hampton VA Medical Center

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The Virginian-Pilot
© October 21, 2009

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb has asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine the quality of care provided by the VA Medical Center in Hampton, saying that complaints, media reports and two internal VA investigations “are a source of great concern.”

Webb said that since 2007 his office has received 149 complaints about the facility, ranging from abusive patient treatment to wrongful death. A 2008 assessment by the VA’s inspector general found that the center failed to comply with a number of policies and guidelines, he said, and its scores on a patient-perception survey did not meet targets.

An inspector general investigation released last month confirmed that a doctor in the center’s emergency department failed to properly diagnose a patient’s stroke.

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