DeFazio Calls For Federal Investigation At Eugene VA Clinic

Oct 19, 2017

Some doctors and nurses at the Veterans Administration clinic in Eugene say it’s being mismanaged by officials from the Roseburg VA. Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio has called for an investigation at the federal level.

Credit Desmond O'Boyle

The Roseburg VA oversees the Eugene clinic which opened in January of 2016. DeFazio, who worked to secure funding for the new facility, says there are problems in Roseburg that are now affecting the Eugene clinic.
“I’ve tried before at the national level with mixed results.” DeFazio says,  “So this time I’m hoping we’re going to get it fixed. We can’t continue to lose incredibly talented, compassionate people out of the system because of some sub-standard bureaucrats who’s being protected by the system.”
A surgeon claims he was fired from the Eugene clinic after calling for improvements, according to the Register Guard. Nurses and other doctors say there are not enough providers to serve the thousands of area veterans. Some vets have complained of not getting adequate or timely treatment.