- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona’s U.S. senators will hold a field hearing Monday in Gilbert to examine the management of the Veterans Affairs health care system in Phoenix.

The hearing is being held by Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan.

The Phoenix VA Health Care System was at the center of a national scandal last year about wait times and other problems that led to a system-wide overhaul.

The former director of the Phoenix operation lost her job amid reports administrators falsified waiting lists in order to collect bonuses.

The hearing will focus on patient wait times, the quality of health care and other topics.

Witnesses will include veterans, a former employee of the Phoenix VA Health Care system and officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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