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Iowa City VA Statement

IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS 2/FOX 28) - In response to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation, the Iowa City VA Hospital has released a statement. It reads:

"We, at the Iowa City VA Health Care System, take any allegations about patient care or employee misconduct very seriously. Our most important mission is to make sure Veterans know VA is here to care for them to provide the high quality care they have earned and deserve.

Veterans must feel safe walking into our VA facilities, and VA employees must work continuously to provide them with the highest quality care. That is our standardVeterans deserve to have full faith in their VA care.

Where we have failed to meet those commitments we will redouble our efforts to deliver timely care to patients with compassion and integrity.  We will identify problems and resolve these issues expediently.  Together with VSOs, Congress and all VA stakeholders we will act with the best interests of Veterans at heart.  As was made clear this morning, VA is taking concrete steps towards that end including initiation of accountability for senior leadership and elimination of performance awards for senior VHA leaders for Fiscal Year 2014."

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