Fort Wayne, IN – Today, Congressman Stutzman (IN-03) issued the following statement regarding the temporary pause in services at the Fort Wayne VA Hospital.
“I have maintained an open dialogue with VA officials both on the ground and at high levels,” said Stutzman. “Michael Finegan, the director of inpatient and outpatient health care in our region, has assured me that this is a temporary pause, undertaken for a public health evaluation focusing on the safety of our veterans. This community deserves nothing less than complete transparency from VA officials. Neither bureaucratic red-tape nor political posturing ensures the wellbeing of our veterans. Preserving quality inpatient care at our local VA continues to be one of my highest priorities and I will continue working to see that the VA resolves this matter in a timely and open fashion.”
Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties, as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties.