AP: Audit shows over 8,500 new patients awaiting appointments at Florida’s 6 VA hospitals, clinics

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (Source: westpalmbeach.va.gov)


The Sunshine State is home to 1.6 million veterans and boasts the largest population of World War II veterans in the nation, according to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Florida officials filed a lawsuit last week after making unannounced visits to VA hospitals in in West Palm Beach, Bay Pines, Miami, Lake City, Gainesville and Tampa in April and May to investigate allegations of substandard care.

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