2Auditors Find Troubling News In VA Hospital

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center | Photo Credit Cross City Skate

Government auditors discovered that a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital that advertised a program to help 20 transgendered individuals failed to care for the remaining 111,000 veterans on health care essentials.

These “essentials” included keeping medical equipment sterile and properly training employees.

“We could not gain reasonable assurance that clinical managers effectively monitor the professionals competency of providers…patient equipment is clean… [and] employees ensure a safe and healthy environment,” read the report from the Inspect General (IG) in regards to the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in March.

VA Hospital Proud Of Their LGBT Services

Magicians Without Borders | Photo Credit Magic Training VETS

In 2015, this hospital received a great deal of positive news coverage and publicity for their “clinic for transgender patients.” CBS News reported. 

The hospital director Susan Fuehrer said, “Opening this transgender clinic allows us to continue to provide compassionate care in a space dedicated specifically to transgender veterans.”

The hospital boasts being a “leader in the LGBT healthcare equality.” However, the…

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