Military veterans are invited to an open forum at the Cincinnati V-A Medical Center today to sound off and ask questions about V-A health care.
The forum begins at 6 p.m. today in the first floor auditorium of the medical center at 3200 Vine Street in Corryville.
Cincinnati VA spokesperson Denise Kerr says similar forums are being held this month at VA health care facilities around the country, at the direction of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Proctor & Gamble.
The Cincinnati VA Hospital is responding to claims made by a whistleblower that the medical facility allegedly manipulated data to make it appear patients were being seen quicker than they actually were. The whistleblower's claims are among dozens being investigated nationwide and the list is growing.
Cincinnati VA says no evidence of any deliberate hiding of wait times
U.S. Senator Rob Portman said he thinks most Ohio veterans are getting good care, but he’s still concerned about the scandal over patient delays and falsified waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics across the country. Ohio’s Republican Senator toured a VA center in Columbus Friday, and said he got a good report on what’s happening there.
The new equipment at Cincinnati's VA Medical Center, costing millions of dollars, is an expansion of the radiology department. The latest CT Scanner features faster imaging and less radiation, and an MRI comes complete with a more powerful magnet. The Interventional Radiology Room uses three dimensional tools.