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 7/17/17 - Top officials at New Hampshire veterans hospital removed

BOSTON (AP) Two top officials at a New Hampshire's only hospital for veterans have been removed following a report alleging "dangerously substandard care" at the facility.

The Boston Globe reports ( ) Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin removed Manchester VA Medical Center Director Danielle Ocker and Chief of Staff James Schlosser Sunday.

Ocker has been replaced with Alfred Montoya, the director at a VA hospital in Vermont, and Schlosser's replacement has yet to be named.

Their removal comes after 11 physicians and medical employees contacted a federal whistle-blower agency saying the facility is endangering patients.

The agency says they have found "substantial likelihood" the employees' allegations are true.

Shulkin has ordered a "top-to-bottom" review of the medical center. Ocker and Schlosser have been removed pending the review's outcome and remain VA employees.

Information from: The Boston Globe,

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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