12 Named to Manchester VA Medical Review Task Force

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The Manchester VA Medical Center has appointed a 12-member task force to make recommendations on the future of New Hampshire’s only veterans hospital. The appointments were the latest step toward reform since the Boston Globe reported in July on a whistleblower complaint, which described a fly-infested operating room, surgical instruments that weren’t always sterilized and patients whose conditions were ignored. The task force includes Dr. Eric Funk, one of the physicians who filed the complaint, regional VA officials, and representatives from outside groups, including Stephen Ahnen, president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, and Michael D. McCarten of the New Hampshire Medical Society. The plan is for final recommendations to be forwarded to...

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