Thompson Seeks Investigation of VA Hospital

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Mississippi congressman says he's asking
federal authorities to investigate the G.V. Sonny Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson says he has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

He says the hospital's management is in "disarray" and he's asking the groups to investigate reports of patient deaths, improper access to records and staffing shortages.

Hospital spokesman James Theres says the facility "remains committed to providing the best care anywhere" for veterans. He also says the hospital in 2011 was named one of the nation's top performers on quality measures by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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  • by Brian Location: jackson, ms on Jun 25, 2012 at 08:28 PM
    I had the worst experience ever at the facility. I checked into the ER with a 101 degree fever at approx. 9:30am. I complained about chest pains and shortness of breath. On a scale of 1-10 I rated my pain an 8. I had cold sweats and chills. I sat in the waiting room for over 7 hrs before checking out. I NEVER GOT TO SEE A DOCTOR. The nurses are very disrespectful.
  • by Tc Location: Mdn on Jun 15, 2012 at 07:07 AM
    Va very unprofessional . They are not thorough!
  • by Michelle Location: Meridian on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    Recently, my husbands family has had to deal with the VA with his dad. Quick notes: His dad went to the ER at the VA. There he was treated and sent home with a Catherter. No home health to come check this thing out, no discharge instructions on how to empty it, or how to keep his self clean, or a return date to have it taken out. He was told to wait for his doctor to call him the next day or to call his doctor if he has not recieved a call. So he called them and he recieved a rude comment about how impatient he was being that it would be anywhere from a week to a month before his doctor would see him. And they knew about the cahterter. All we are asking that it gets better organized and tries to show some love and respect for our veterans. If it weren't for them, we would not live in freedom.
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