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Another Surgeon Placed on Leave at Marion VA

Another Surgeon Placed on Leave at Marion VA
By: Heartland News

Tuesday morning, the Senate held hearings about hiring practices at veterans hospitals across the country, and in focus---recent scandal at the Marion center in the Heartland.

In a press release new at noon, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it will send an assessment team to Marion.

That seven to ten member team should arrive in Marion in one week.

Back in August, the Department of Veterans Affairs suspended all inpatient surgeries at the Marion VA Medical Center due to an unusual increase in the hospital's mortality rate.

It was later revealed that a surgeon at the hospital had previoulsy had his license revoked in Massachusetts after numerous cases of malpractice.

In a conversation with Heartland News Tuesday, Senator Dick Durbin said another surgeon at Marion VA has been placed on administrative leave.

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