Senator Shaheen Statement on Spotlight Report of Alleged Mismanagement and Substandard Care at Manchester VA Medical Center

July 16, 2017

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement on the Boston Globe Spotlight report which alleges substandard care and mismanagement at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center:  

"These allegations regarding the Manchester VA are alarming and deeply troubling," said Shaheen. "No veteran should experience the substandard care described in this report. After being informed of these allegations in a meeting with doctors from the Manchester VA, I raised their concerns with the Office of Special Counsel and the Office of the Inspector General for further investigation. I will continue to work with the VA and, going forward, Secretary Shulkin to investigate these claims and urge that the agency immediately address any shortfalls. Our veterans deserve nothing less than high quality, convenient, accessible health care, and I will not accept anything less."