Department of Veterans Affairs Appoints Third Top Doctor in 6 Weeks

As Calls for his Resignation Increase, VA Director Eric Shinseki Vows to Stay on the Job

The embattled Department of Veterans Affairs appointed its third top doctor in six weeks Wednesday, with the naming of VA executive Carolyn Clancy as the new interim undersecretary for health.

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said that Clancy — moving up July 2 from assistant secretary for quality, safety and value at health affairs — will lead efforts to speed up the care of veterans, thousands of whom have waited months in some cases to see doctors. She has been with the VA since 2013.

Investigations are underway to determine the extent of health care delays in the sprawling system, efforts to cover up those problems, whether veterans died because of delays in care and whether criminal charges should be brought against VA officials.

The agency also announced Wednesday that another top official, VA general counsel Will Glunn, would be resigning July 3.

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Source: USA Today | Gregg Zoroya

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