Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Ed Kois

July 24, 2019

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after learning of the death of Ed Kois. Dr. Kois worked as a physician in the Spinal Cord and Pain Clinics at the Manchester VA Medical Center and was a whistleblower to substantial issues regarding the delivery of care:

“I was greatly saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Ed Kois,” said Shaheen. “Ed devoted his career to caring for veterans and was passionate about improving their health and wellbeing. His compassion and conscience compelled him to raise awareness of unacceptable conditions at the Manchester VA, which continues to drive important changes to the delivery of care in Manchester. I want to extend my deep sympathy and condolences to Ed’s family.”