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Deborah Amdur Chosen To Fix What Ails A Veterans Affairs Hospital In Arizona

The chief of the Veterans Affairs hospital in White River Junction is moving to Phoenix, Ariz., to oversee a troubled VA facility there.           

Deborah Amdur is a social worker by training, and she will replace one of several interim directors in Phoenix. Her appointment comes after allegations surfaced last year that the Arizona hospital had manipulated reports on patient wait-times.

The Phoenix VA became a flashpoint in a national scandal over mismanagement and corruption in the VA health system.

Amdur says her top goal in Phoenix will be to restore the trust of the veterans with timely, high-quality care.

Listen to an interview with the director above.

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