Tennessee Congressional Delegation Calls for Change After ‘Unacceptable’ VA Hospital Report

Members of both parties from Tennessee’s Congressional delegation called for changes to be made to the Memphis VA Medical Center, after a report emerged about its poor conditions, The Tennessean reports. The VA’s internal ratings placed the Memphis location among the worst the in country, and documents show that medical care provided there resulted in unintended amputations, paralyzations and more. Both U.S. Rep. David Kustoff, R-Germantown, and Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, referred to the conditions as “malpractice,” and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, called it “unacceptable.”
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