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Second In Command At VA Resigns

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(Washington, D.C.) Robert Petzel, Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, resigned Friday.

It turns out however, Petzel was already set to retire this summer.

Petzel’s superior, Eric Shineski shows no sign of stepping down.

The VA has been under fire since a report leaked alleging as many as 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital.

Shineski ordered a review of all VA facilities late last week, “I am committed to strengthening Veterans’ trust and confidence in their VA healthcare system.”

An investigation is underway at the Memphis VA hospital after a whistle blower accused the Memphis VA of using contaminated dialysis machines.

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