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Brooklyn VA Patients Say They Haven't Had Issues, But Believe Organization as Whole Has Room for Improvement

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With the Department of Veterans Affairs facing allegations of inadequate care and misconduct at its hospitals, NY1 reached out to local vets for their reaction.

The VA has been under scrutiny following revelations of serious backlogs at some of its hospitals.

Vets allegedly experienced treatment delays so severe that some died of preventable causes before they were seen.

Some officials also allegedly falsified documents about wait times.

Patients at the Brooklyn VA Medical Center said they believe the organization as a whole has room for improvement, but they haven't had any major issues here.

"That's not good. Bad publicity," said veteran Milton Myrick. "The VA should do better than that."

"This hospital, I can only say great things for," said veteran Glenn Barbiero. "I actually called yesterday, I have an MRI, and they made an appointment, and they got me in for today."

The VA inspector general's office is launching an investigation into 26 hospitals.

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