Minneapolis VA cited after 2018 suicide of veteran

Published 5:01 pm Friday, January 10, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis VA Health Care Center has been cited for failures in connection with the 2018 suicide of a veteran in its care.

It’s the second time in 16 months that a federal watchdog has cited the medical center after a suicide. In a report this week, the VA Office of Inspector General found the Minnesota veteran said he wanted to die after he was admitted in spring 2018.

A nurse also overheard him telling someone on the telephone that he would die at the hospital. Hours after that call, he attempted suicide and couldn’t be revived.

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