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Tomah VA Medical Center

TOMAH (AP) — The director of the troubled Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah has been reassigned.

According to the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, Mario DeSanctis has been reassigned to a position at the Great Lakes Health Care System network office.

The Tomah facility came under scrutiny in January when reports of narcotic overprescribing practices and retaliatory behaviors surfaced. The hospital is under investigation by the VA, the VA Office of the Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, the medical center will be under the leadership of Mr. John Rohrer, who is currently associate medical center director at the Madison VA Medical Center. It did not indicate why DeSanctis was transferred. A message left at the office Saturday wasn’t immediately returned.

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