- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) - The acting director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin says it can take more than 60 days for a new patient to get an appointment and that’s too long.

Tom Grace told veterans at a town hall meeting Friday that steps are being taken to improve access.

Grace was assigned to the Dublin VA center after the previous director retired following reports of hospital staff falsifying records to hide long waits. Grace said a new director could be in place by February.

Several veterans used the meeting to talk about staff. Navy veteran Ralph Maddox of Glenwood said the VA has some wonderful employees, but it has some who should be held accountable for their lack of work.

Grace said numerous disciplinary actions have been taken.

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Information from: WMAZ-TV, https://www.wmaz.com/

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