Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Statement on SAVAHCS Report

November 14, 2016
Press Release

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement in response to a VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) report on allegations of inaccurate wait-time reporting at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS) facility.

“Accurate record keeping and transparency are absolutely crucial to improving care for our veterans. While I’m glad that the issues related to misreporting of doctor wait times highlighted in today’s report have been corrected, it’s important the VA investigate how these improper scheduling practices became part of the accepted and taught protocols in the first place. Ahead of Veterans Day we are reminded of our duty to provide the absolute best care possible for our nation’s heroes. I will continue to work hard to ensure veterans in Southern Arizona and across the country are receiving the timely, quality medical care they deserve.”

Read the full VA OIG report HERE.