Investigation, reassignment for VA managers linked to Atlanta enrollment office

1:00 pm Aug. 29, 2017

Four VA managers linked to the veterans national health care enrollment office in Atlanta have been moved from their positions pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

VA on Tuesday did not disclose the nature of the inquiry. The move is another sign of deep dysfunction at the Atlanta-based Health Eligibility Center (HEC) that oversees the health care enrollment system for millions of veterans across the country.

One of the managers,

VA executive who exchanged offensive messages earns $100K+

12:58 pm Aug. 15, 2017

The VA executive who exchanged unprofessional and offensive instant messages with another VA employee earned $96,586 last year, according to the latest federal salary data available.

But that was before Angel Lawrence was elevated last fall to the top job at the national Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta. Past directors of the center were at a GS-15 pay grade that pays between $125,132 to $161,900, according the 2017 federal scale

Fulton jury awards $45 million in medical malpractice case

8:50 am Feb. 28, 2017

Negligent care by two obstetricians led to a new mother suffering severe brain damage and a heart attack, a Fulton County jury decided earlier this month in awarding more than $45 million in a malpractice case.

Shannon Trabue had given birth three days earlier at Northside Hospital when she suffered a heart attack while undergoing x-rays, according to Courtroom View Network reports. Hospital staff resuscitated her, but her attorneys