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The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has four open retaliation cases in Georgia, in which whistleblowers within the Department of Veterans Affairs allege they were punished for reporting concerns about scheduling, understaffing and other patient care issues in VA facilities.
Dr. Raymond Kostromin says his firing from the Augusta VA followed complaints about delays in care.
One of the four statewide – and 60 nationally – could include the case of Dr. Raymond Kostromin, a former primary care physician at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Kostromin, 50, spoke out against Augusta administrators four years ago for failing to schedule thousands of patient referrals to the hospital’s gastrointestinal program….