Problems Persist at VA Hospital at Center of Scandal
A Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital at the center of a patient care scandal continues to face various issues, according to whistleblowers who testified at a Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on Monday. During the hearing, Katherine Mitchell, a former emergency department physician at the Phoenix hospital, said triage nurses at the facility are still not adequately trained to determine which patients require immediate attention. She said, "There's no standardized triage training, and it's the luck of the draw if you have a triage nurse who knows what they're doing."
- "VA Whistleblower: Phoenix Hospital Still Troubled After Wait-List Scandal" (Shastry, Washington Times, 12/14).