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After Whistleblower Complaint, V.A. Will Investigate Eugene and Roseburg Facilities

Desmond O'Boyle

Investigators from Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. will be in Oregon next week to visit the Eugene and Roseburg V.A. healthcare facilities.

The investigation comes after a whistleblower gave a tip about clinic mismanagement to Oregon’s U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio. DeFazio spoke about the issues in a recent floor speech.
“This shouldn’t happen. And since this has come out I’ve had dozens of calls from nurses and doctors and other workers in the V.A. system in my region,” he said.
V.A. investigators will be interviewing hospital staff. A spokeswoman for DeFazio says the conversations will be confidential. If people are not comfortable with talking in person, they can contact Congressman DeFazio’s district office, 541-465-6732.


Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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