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Subject: Fw:SUBSTANDARDHEALTHCAREATWESTLOSANGELESMEDICALCENTER
From:

olivermitchell(redpatchmarine@yahoo.com)

To:

wroche@tribweb.com

Date:

Monday,December13,20107:32PM

Mr.Roche,

Ihadsomeproblemsaccessingmyharddrive.Iapologieforthedelay.Idecidedtoforwardthisemail
chaintoyoujustforinformation.TheattacheddocumentistheresponsefromtheAgencywithregards
tomywhistleblowercomplaint.

Oliver
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From:olivermitchell<redpatchmarine@yahoo.com>
To:LarryScott<lscott7224@gmail.com>
Sent:Tue,February23,201011:17:51AM
Subject:Re:SUBSTANDARDHEALTHCAREATWESTLOSANGELESMEDICALCENTER

GreetingsLarry,

SometimeagowespokeviaemailaboutsomeconcernsIhadaboutsomeofthepastandpresent
praticeshereataCaliforniafacility.Youhadaskedforsomedocumentationorproof.WellIhavemost
recentlyreceivedacopyoftheFOIAresultsandjustasIthought,againtheywouldcoverupanddistort
thetruth.Allthistalkaboutthe"claimsprocess"hasanyonereallystoppedtothinkifthehealthcareside
hashadanyproblems.AsafrontlineworkerIcansaythattheVAhasandishavingadifficulttime
servingthenewVeteransreturningfromservice.Ihaveattachedsomedocumentsforyoutoreviewthat
Ithinkraisessomeseriousquestions.Ibelievethatthisissueisimportant.Veteransarewaiting
anywherefrom06monthsifnotmoreinsomecasesforcare.InthisparticularcaseIthinkits
unacceptabletowaitthatlong.Diagnosticservices(xray,catscan,mri,etc)areusuallythefirststepin
diagnosinganillnessandformanyofourreturningVeteransanMRIisthefirststepinconfirmingTBI.
Couldyouimaginebeinginpainorsomediscomforthavingtowait6monthsormoreforaMRI?
From:olivermitchell<redpatchmarine@yahoo.com>
To:LarryScott<lscott7224@gmail.com>
Sent:Wed,October14,20096:41:52PM
Subject:Re:SUBSTANDARDHEALTHCAREATWESTLOSANGELESMEDICALCENTER

Thankyouforyourresponse.

ActuallysomeoneattheOIGinformedmethattherepresentativehandlingmycomplainthadnotdone
anythingwithit.TheonlycorrespondenceIvereceivedfromtheOIGwasaReleaseofInformation
requestallowingthemtoaccessmypersonalrecordstoinvestigateme.ConsideringIhaveaEEO
Complaint,OSCComplaintandOIGComplaintallrelatingtothismatterIfeltitwasimportanttostay
ontopofthingsconsideringthegivenpastoftheAgency.

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From:LarryScott<lscott7224@gmail.com>
To:olivermitchell<redpatchmarine@yahoo.com>
Sent:Wed,October14,20095:59:10PM
Subject:Re:SUBSTANDARDHEALTHCAREATWESTLOSANGELESMEDICALCENTER

Ithinkyouarehurryingthings.SixmonthsisNOTalongtimewhenitcomestoaVAOIG
investigation.Mysuggestionistokeepworkingwiththem.
---------------Larry Scott
Founder & Editor
VA Watchdog dot Org www.vawatchdog.org
follow on TWITTER www.twitter.com/vawatchdog
"It is illogical to put a cap on VA funding when it is
impossible to put a cap on the number of those
wounded and injured in service to their country."

olivermitchellwrote:
Longstoryshort.TheVAOIGhasstalledonthisfor6months.EachmonthIcontactthem
theystatetheywanttoinvestigateme.Isaygoaheadhoweverthatdoesntchangethefact
thatthisfacilityisengagingindeceptivepraticesinordertomakeabuck.Veteranshave
enduredmuchsacrifice,painandafflicationandanunquestionabledevotiontoservice,
countryandself.InrealitytheVAisallthataVeteranhas.Asystemthatpromotesitselfas
VeterancenteredyetisunyirldingtowardsVeteransineverythingwedo.Longwaits,mis
diagnosis,untimely,unprofessionalbehavior.IsthishowwerepayforNationstopcitizens.
Ithinkthismatterisimportantbecauseitshowsjusthowcorruptthecorruptwillgo.This
behaviorwassimplydonetoprotectherjob.Shefiguredmeorthemyetsheishertoserve
andprotectthehealthandwelfareofthosethatserved.Yourforumisnationalandnational
attentionisneededinordertogettheAgencyinawholetopayattentionandcleanupits
act.Isthevalueofabuckreallyworththesacrificeofonewhohasserved.SoinshortI
nowbelievethattheVAOIGwillcoverupthefactstoprotectandsavetheAgencyfrom
moreembarrassmentBettertoadmityourmistaketobetterunderstandyourmistakethanto
causeunnecessarysufferingtothosewhodependuponasystemfullofcorruption.
From:LarryScott<lscott7224@gmail.com>
To:olivermitchell<redpatchmarine@yahoo.com>
Sent:Tue,October13,20097:27:45PM
Subject:Re:SUBSTANDARDHEALTHCAREATWESTLOSANGELESMEDICALCENTER

So,whyareyoucomingtomeifyou'vereportedthistoVAOIG?
---------------Larry Scott
Founder & Editor
VA Watchdog dot Org www.vawatchdog.org
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"It is illogical to put a cap on VA funding when it is
impossible to put a cap on the number of those
wounded and injured in service to their country."

olivermitchellwrote:
Thanksforthequickresponse.

Ihavewellover1000documentsorso.WhatisitthatImayoffer.Forprivacy
reasonsIcantdisclosethenamesoftheVeteransbutIcangiveyouanything
else.DidIalsomentionthatthisparticularmanagerhasbeenprovidingMRI's
andXray'stoher9yearoldsonalso.

Thankyou,
From:LarryScott<lscott7224@gmail.com>
To:olivermitchell<redpatchmarine@yahoo.com>
Sent:Tue,October13,20096:37:55PM
Subject:Re:SUBSTANDARDHEALTHCAREATWESTLOSANGELESMEDICALCENTER

Interestingallegations.
Pleaseprovidedocumentationthatwillsubstantiateyourclaims.
---------------Larry Scott
Founder & Editor
VA Watchdog dot Org www.vawatchdog.org
follow on TWITTER www.twitter.com/vawatchdog
"It is illogical to put a cap on VA funding when it is
impossible to put a cap on the number of those
wounded and injured in service to their country."

olivermitchellwrote:
Mr.Scott,

IbelievethefollowinginformationisofNationalinterest.

IamaHonorablydischargedU.S.Veteranthathasfirsthand
knowledgeofcertainpracticesthatIbelieveareillegaland
damagingtothemanyVeteran'swhoseekcarefromthe
DepartmentofVeteransAffairs.InNovemberof2008thecurrent
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DepartmentChieforderedthedestructionofseveralthousandsof
medicalrecordsandDoctor'sConsult'sduetooverwhelming
demandandlackoffundswithinthebudget.Thedestructionof
documentshasledtothedenialofservicesforwellover5,000or
moreVeterans.Manyofwhomhadseveremedicalproblemsand
arealsoreturningU.S.CombatVeterans.Adetailedcomplaintto
includenamesanddatesoftreatmentwasfiledwiththeOfficeof
InspectorGeneralDepartmentofVeteransAffairsonMarch27,
2009.Howeverastodatenoactionhasbeentakeninthematter.
Anemployeewasthreatenedwithbodilyharmanddeathfor
reportingthematter.TodatetheAgecyhastakensignificantsteps
tohideanyandallevidenceandhasbegunapublicwitchhuntof
theemployeewhofirstspokeup.ManyofourreturningCombat
VeteranshaveseverePTSDandtheAgencyisnotpreparedorwell
equippedtohandlethehugedemandforservices.

Ifyoushouldneedmoreinformationyoumaycontactmeviae
mailattheaboveaddress

Attachments
OIGPRESSRELEASE.pdf(1.07MB)

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