A top Veterans Administration official is in Tomah Tuesday as part of the investigation into over prescribing opiate pain killers to veterans.
VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson plans to be at the Tomah VA Medical Center Tuesday morning. His office confirmed Gibson will talk to employees, facility leadership, and stakeholders throughout the morning. He does plan to make brief remarks to the media after his series of meetings.
This is not the only time Washington will be sending officials to Tomah. Congressman Sean Duffy confirmed Monday that the House Veterans Affairs Committee will have a field hearing in Tomah as part of their own investigation into prescription and veterans care issues. That hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the VA Medical Center on March 30th. Duffy says he is grateful Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, “recognized the magnitude of the situation and heeded the request.”