Inspectors from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs are expected in Oregon again this week to pay visits to the VA facilities in Roseburg and Eugene.
U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) asked for inspectors to follow up on complaints about the VA from current and former employees.
Those complaints focus on what they see as poor-quality care, and retaliation on the people who speak up about it.
Dr. Scott Russi was a surgeon at the Roseburg VA (Eugene clinic) who says he's been fired (VA will not confirm).
Dr. Russi visits with an explanation of what he saw and responded to.
Further details are provided by Dr. Philo Calhoun, former chief of surgery at the Roseburg facility.