Friday, April 14, 2017

Letter to the Editor - Newsday

Condemned - Toxic Waste Dump

mold rotting through the ceiling

shards of mold coming through the HVAC vents in the Operating Room Suites
Fix the VA                                                                    Friday, April 14, 2017
The VA Medical Center in Northport is on Federal property. There are 250 acres of land available to build a new Hospital with all appropriate infrastructure and new vehicular access from the south of the property. Every other major VA Medical Center in the New York Metro area has been rebuilt. Northport should be no exception. There are 180,000 Veterans in Nassau & Suffolk Counties who could benefit from a $681 million investment for a new state-of-the-art Medical Facility. It will take 1 1/2 years to build, equip, & staff. Then, the 90-year old existing buildings can be demolished; the soil remediated; and the area returned to parkland. The VA has the money! They seem to have found enough for other major capital projects across the Country. Why not Long Island?
Hutch Dubosque, President, PTSD Veterans Association of Northport, Inc. /
(cell) 631-223-6107 / (home) 631-470-0958

10 Woolsey St., Huntington, NY 11743


Martin Evan’s article in Newsday, Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
VAMC Northport - toxic waste dump
$279 million: bringing Northport VAMC "up to code" will require a fleet of very large Bulldozers. Enhanced CBOC's will be the way of the future for Veterans here on Long Island. Even Vinnie Immiti, the interim Director, doesn't want any part of this Hospital. He has chosen to "call in sick" because of this article. There is no Chief of Engineering, anymore; that person has been relieved of his duties and is on administrative leave. Who's next? Perhaps the Chief-of-Staff could take a hike along with the rest of the remaining "brain-trust" at this VA Facility. Unfortunately, if Northport closes its doors, Martin Evans won't have much to write about anymore.

Yes, the new interim Director at the Northport VA Medical Center, Vinnie Immiti, has decided that he will be a "no-show" at this job. He didn't like the newspaper article about the Medical Center in yesterday's Newsday (by Martin Evans, page A10). He reportedly went crying home to his Mommy saying, "The other kids won't play nice with me!"
Markie-Mark Cough-man
Ronnie Brat-Brain

Personally, I would like to see Ronnie Brat-Brain and Markie-Mark Cough-man take the place over. They’ve done such a great job behind the scene for so many years. Perhaps, it's their time to step out of the shadows and into the sunlight. Philly The Fat Man Mo-Shit-A was seen waddling off into the sunset and laughing all the way to the bank on his over-inflated VA pension. 
He was heard to say, as he was leaving town: "Do you miss me, yet?"

Philly The Fat Man Mo-Shit-A

Monday, April 10, 2017


VA News Release                                                        

04/10/2017 03:59 PM EDT

VA Establishes Commission to Recommend New Under Secretary for Its Veterans Health Administration

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the establishment of a search commission to help identify candidates for the position of Under Secretary for Health of its Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
The Under Secretary for Health manages VHA, the nation’s largest health-care system, which has an annual budget of approximately $61 billion and oversees the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled Veterans.
Candidates for the Under Secretary position must be visionary leaders who have demonstrated an ability to conceptualize and implement the VA Secretary’s vision, and are dynamic advocates who can move an ambitious agenda forward to meet the needs of Veterans. By law, the appointment is made without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of demonstrated ability in the medical profession, in health-care administration and policy formulation, or in health-care fiscal management. Additionally, the candidate must possess substantial experience in connection with the programs of VHA or similar content and scope.
The Under Secretary will also be responsible for overseeing the operation of VA’s more than 1,200 sites of care, including hospitals; community based outpatient clinics; nursing homes; domiciliaries; and 300 Vet Centers. VHA is the nation's largest provider of graduate medical education and a major contributor to medical and scientific research. More than 73,000 active volunteers, 123,000 health professions trainees, and 306,000 full-time, health-care professionals and support staff are an integral part of the VHA community.
The commission, once named, is expected to complete its work by May 22. For more information about this position, go to

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810 Vermont Avenue, NW · Washington, DC 20420

4/11/2017 1:42:19 AM