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Marion VA hospital investigated for complaints

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The inspector general just released its report on their investigation and found no problems with two of the three deaths. The inspector general just released its report on their investigation and found no problems with two of the three deaths.
"I've had things done and procedures done over there and I had no problems with anything," said U.S. Army Veteran Maurice Gossett. "I've had things done and procedures done over there and I had no problems with anything," said U.S. Army Veteran Maurice Gossett.
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MARION, IL (KFVS) -

The Marion VA hospital fell under investigation again for complaints of poor patient care and questionable deaths during surgery.

The office of the inspector general conducted an investigation back in February and March of 2012 after receiving numerous complaints from veterans about their care at the Marion VA. 

The investigation focused on three deaths that happened between October and December of 2011.

The inspector general just released its report on their investigation and found no problems with two of the three deaths. And that the hospital should have talked to the third patient prior to the surgery to clarify what that patient's wishes were regarding resuscitation. 

Heartland News talked to veterans and families of veterans and they had this to say about the Marion VA. 

"I've had things done and procedures done over there and I had no problems with anything," said U.S. Army Veteran Maurice Gossett. "They've always taken good care of me. And times I've needed things done they've got me in quick as they can. I understand there's a wait sometimes, but they've got me in and I have no complaints." 

"Awhile back we had horrible care, it was hard for my dad to get seen by a doctor," said Jennie Hagan of Carterville. "And things have changed along the way. He was seen by Dr. Paligari who discovered the cancer by dad has. And he was able to treat and fight for him to get the correct treatment."

The inspector general's investigation also found that there was no evidence to support allegations about a supervisor was directing health care workers to tamper with patients' records. 

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