FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks will hold a public town hall meeting on Monday, September 24 at 8 a.m. in the Auditorium of Building 3 to provide an update on the ongoing pathology reviews.
This comes after the hospital fired a pathologist accused of being impaired on the job.
The town hall is being held with the goal of ensuring veterans, their families and beneficiaries are provided with the most current information.
The meeting is open to the public.
The town hall plans to have their concerns addressed by senior VHSO officials, according to the news release.
The case reviews are expected to take until the end of the year.
Here’s a recap of what led us to this point.
The VA hospital first found the Dr. Robert Morris Levy to be impaired in March of 2016.
More than a year later, the doctor was found impaired again in October of 2017.
That’s when the hospital fired the employee.
The public was made aware of the issue on June 18 of this year, when letters were sent from the VA to any patient who may have been misdiagnosed.
Nearly a month later, the VA held its first town hall meeting.