1) contamination of the water supply from Northport Dump plume2) enhanced VERA /
Medical to Nursing Home -
illegal manipulation of funding3) Medical unit 33 /
reallocation of assets & Personnel -
avoids reporting4) Mold infestation - no remediation possible in 90-y/o
buildings5) EEOC actions - employee intimidation6) OSC complaints - employee & patient records illegally breached7) Dept. Chiefs who left
under pressure - harassment
8) Dept. Chiefs who know
nothing about their job - +
no-show jobs9) Dept. Chiefs who slid
under the radar - protected by
Regional and/or National10) Management still under investigation - ethics & criminal
1. VA Town Hall Meeting by
Vinnie three Fingers - no new money allocated to VAMC Northport - but, they
have a plan to fix the infrastructure by hiring Corps. of Engineers and outside
contractors (but, they aren’t getting any money! Whaaat??).
2. Chief of Extended Care
& Rehabilitation - doesn’t know the job - hasn’t seen any patients in 16
yrs. as a Doctor!?
3. Patient mortality
rates are climbing - due in part to the “nursing home shuffle” to generate
enhanced VERA payments from the Feds. VISN 2 actively trying to cover up this
4. Medical Unit 33,
Bldg. 200 - personnel and assets being reassigned/reallocated in an attempt to
shutter the unit due to lack of Patients (ref. “nursing home shuffle”).
5. Vinnie Three Fingers
trying to push a 15% across the board Staffing cut - plans to not hire for positions
vacated by movement and/or retirement.
New Director coming from Albany - known for “putting
out fires” (the VA way?). Thomasen & Kaufman were interviewed for Director!
= Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation; multi-level
reimbursement schedule for just about all the activities surrounding a VA
Medical Center’s daily/annual operation. This system lends itself to easy
manipulation for the sole purpose of bilking the Fed. Gov. of more than
Town Hall Meetings = Congressionally
mandated public meetings aimed at achieving transparency from all major VA
VISN = Veterans
Integrated Service Network - These are the “Regional” Offices that
liaison between the local VA Facilities and Washington.