No toothpaste, no blankets, no vital signs machines, linens or mattresses.
Overton Brooks VA hospital in Shreveport, La. came under scrutiny following an October 2014 report that patients routinely went days without sheets, pajamas or proper toiletries while the hospital spent millions on new furniture, TVs and solar panels.
The director of the Shreveport VA hospital in Louisiana has been fired following a three-year post there. Toby Mathew, who became director of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in June 2014, was fired due to “charges related to general misconduct, and failure to follow policy and provide effective oversight of the Center’s credentialing and privileging program,” said an internal VA memo obtained by Fox News.
This is the highest-profile employee removal since Secretary Eric Shinseki left in May 2014 following news of the massive wait-list scandal at the Phoenix VA hospital. Last week, President Trump signed an executive order creating an office within the VA to make it easier to fire bad employees