Police shot and killed a man at Bay Pines VA Medical Center on Friday evening after he came into the facility, said he had a bomb and lunged at officers with a knife, federal officials said.
Herbert C. Fuchs of Seminole died Sept. 3 at Bay Pines in St. Petersburg, where he was taken to recover after surgery at James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa.
“When an apology is due it should be given, and it was given to the family in this case,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kuch, Bay Pines’ chief of staff. “It is too late for Mr. Fuchs, but we have made changes so it won’t happen again.”
Jan 13, 1999
This says an awful lot about the quality of the researchers that VA working for them when one the Director of one of the VA’s research facilities is charged with perjury in connection with his testimony at trial.
Lloyd turned himself in to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, February 23, 2013, on a warrant issued by the BCSO on a charge of Perjury. Lloyd was an expert witness in the recent Foxworth Aggravated Child Abuse trial
Mary Ann Gardner, MD, a 49-year-old orthopedic surgeon at the James A. Haley
Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, Fla., was arrested for driving under the influence early Monday morning, police said.
A local couple shot this video of Dr. Gardner driving her black Toyota FJ cruiser erratically on a Tampa highway.
A breathalyzer estimated Dr. Gardner’s blood alcohol content to be twice the legal limit. Florida’s legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08.
Dr. Garnder was released after posting $500 bond. Calls for comment to the VA hospital were not returned.
Dr. Gardner is a 1985 graduate of Brown University. She attended medical school at UCLA, obtaining her MD in 1989. Following a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, she performed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Vanderbilt University.
MCDONOUGH, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
An Atlanta area woman plans to march to the White House to demand better conditions at veterans hospitals across the country.
Natalie Carnegie of McDonough started her movement after her 80-year-old father Joseph suffered a brain injury at James A. Haley Medical Center in Tampa, Florida last year. He remains in a coma-like state and needs round-the-clock care.
Carnegie openly complained about the overworked staff and conditions at the hospital. After filing her complaints, she said the hospital installed a hidden camera disguised as a smoke detector in her father’s room.
“They were absolutely spying,” Carnegie told CBS Atlanta News. “There is no other way to slice that pie. They were spying on us.”
Carnegie said the hospital first denied the smoke detector was a camera but later told her it was installed to monitor her father’s health.
After mounds of red tape, Carnegie said she finally got her father moved to her home in McDonough. He is now receiving periodic treatment at the veterans hospital in DeKalb County.
“He did not deserve this,” Carnegie said. “Not at all. No one deserves it, but especially not my father.”
Carnegie has been in touch with several Congressmen who are investigating what happened. However, she is now mobilizing a group to go directly to the White House to demand action from President Obama.
“We’re not going to shut up,” said Carnegie. “We’re going to continue.”
Her husband agreed.
“President Obama, we want justice for our father,” said Michael Coleman, Joseph Carnegie’s son-in-law. “We want justice.”
TAMPA — His body racked by vascular disease, 85-year-old Varrian “Otto” Wigner struggled with every breath.
Doctors at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa could do little for him. They suggested the World War II veteran be sent to a hospice. Wigner’s wife agreed but said she insisted on one condition:
The breathing device that eased her husband’s suffering and helped keep him alive must be waiting for him. Haley didn’t object.