Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
AP: ap_a9434021d7a62215560f6a7067003a16
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, during a Joining Forces initiative event announcing "The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness" program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

PHOENIX -- The interim head of the Veterans Administration will be in Phoenix Thursday to inspect changes after the agency was rocked by a scandal.

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson will visit the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix to see how changes are being implemented and to meet with various staffers and politicians.

The VA, especially in Phoenix, has been a source of ire for the nation after it was revealed secret wait lists were used to simulate low wait times for veterans while leaders collected bonuses. In reality, veterans were waiting more than 100 days for an appointment and some had yet to be seen by a primary care physician.

The former secretary, Gen. Eric Shinseki, resigned last week shortly after firing several Phoenix administrators.

On Thursday, Gibson said each of the 1,700 Phoenix veterans awaiting care had been contacted.

KTAR Newsroom,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.