OSC closes investigation at Jackson VA

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says investigations are closed into whistleblower disclosure about radiology and patient care practices at the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Carolyn Lerner of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent a letter to the president Monday about whistleblower complaints at several VA facilities, including Jackson.

In her letter, Lerner says the Department of Veterans Affairs fails to use whistleblower information to address problems with patient care, the matters involved the Jackson VA are closed.

Jackson VA officials say in a statement that VA embraced the recommendations when they came last summer and took actions to deal with them.

Officials say the closing of the reports does not end the commitment to veterans to obtain quality health care.

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