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Honoring Those Who Gave the Greatest Sacrifice

On May 30th, Americans around the country and deployed overseas will pause to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Memorial Day was first enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the Civil War and was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have fallen in all [...]

Supporting Our Service Members and Veterans

Around the globe our men and women in uniform serve our country bravely and honorably. By volunteering to serve in our military they sacrifice time with their families and often many of the comforts we take for granted here at home. We have a duty to ensure that these heroes are taken care of when [...]

Turner Announces House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on Dayton VAMC

Oversight Hearing Will Examine Restoring Veteran Trust and Patient Safety

In response to Congressman Turner’s March letter requesting a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing examining medical safety practices at VA medical facilities, the Committee has announced it will conduct an oversight hearing entitled, “Sacred Obligation: Restoring Veteran Trust and Patient Safety.” The hearing, which will [...]

Turner Statement on VA Office of Inspector General’s Report

Report Reinforces Findings of a Leadership Failure at the Dayton VAMC

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon reviewing the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General’s Oversight Review of Dental Clinic Issues at the Dayton VA Medical Center:

“This report documents a leadership failure at the Dayton VA Medical Center. However, this report is [...]

Turner Statement on GDAHA Interim Report

GDAHA Report Says More Veterans at Risk than Were Notified – Additional Testing Needed

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon reviewing the interim report on the Dayton VA Medical Center, as conducted by the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association. The report indicated the more veterans are at risk than have been notified, and additional [...]

Turner Requests Additional Documents from VA on Behalf of GDAHA

Documents Required to Tell the Full Story Behind VA Investigations

Congressman Mike Turner sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki requesting additional documentation surround the VA’s investigations at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The request comes from the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) – a community health organization which has undertaken an independent [...]

Turner and Brown: Establish Regional Task Force to Ensure Patient Safety at Dayton VA

Following Reports of Neglect and Violations at Dayton VA Medical Center, Brown and Turner Urges Shinseki to Create Dedicated Task Force

Following reports of two patients who tested positive for hepatitis B due to improper infection control practices at the Dayton VA Medical Center’s dental clinic, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Rep. Mike Turner [...]

Shinseki to Turner: National Investigation Board Possible Pending OIG Findings

Response from Secretary Follows Request

Congressman Mike Turner released a letter he received from Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in response to his concerns about the noncompliance with basic medical safety standards at the Dayton VA Medical Center. In response to the lawmaker’s request for a national level investigation, Secretary Shinseki stated in his letter:

“…the Office [...]

Turner Invites Secretary Shinseki to Visit Dayton VA

Visit by Secretary Would Bring Perspective from the Top

Congressman Mike Turner penned a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, following up on an invitation to visit the Dayton VA Facility extended by Turner’s staff. “Yesterday my Chief of Staff invited you to come to Dayton and you indicated a willingness to consider the invitation. [...]

Dayton VA – Our Veterans Deserve Better

In February, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began informing nearly 600 veterans in our community that they could have been infected with a number of blood born diseases due to unsanitary practices by a dentist in the Dayton VA Dental Clinic. Results of preliminary tests conducted by the VA have identified nine veterans as [...]