Official: Findings in Marion VA to be Revealed in January

Official: Findings in Marion VA to be Revealed in January
By: Associated Press

MARION, Ill. (AP) - Findings should be made public next month from a federal review of the southern Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital where questions have been raised about the deaths of 10 patients.
That's the word from David Daigh of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General.  He says the report will lay out various issues at the Marion VA, although he isn't elaborating.
Several surgeons at the hospital have been placed on leave in recent months after a reported spike in patient deaths, including one from Kentucky.
One surgeon, Jose Veizaga-Mendez, resigned in August after a patient bled to death after gallbladder surgery.
Veizaga-Mendez was under investigation in Massachusetts on suspicion of botching seven cases, two of which ended in deaths, before he relocated to Marion last year.