MEDIA ADVISORY: Lynch to Visit Brockton VA Campus

Jan 22, 2015 Issues: Veterans

On Friday, January 23rd, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch will visit the Brockton VA Campus to meet with Vincent Ng, Director of the Boston VA Healthcare System, to review the handling of the recently reported case of Legionnaire’s disease.

Congressman Lynch is investigating the process used to respond to a recent Legionnaire’s bacteria contamination in a facility at the Brockton Campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System. Congressman Lynch released the following statement on the upcoming visit:

“I look forward to meeting with Director Ng, as well as state and local elected officials and veterans stakeholders, to discuss the procedures in place at the Brockton VA Campus and steps we can take moving forward to better protect the health of our veterans. Our veterans, by their service, have earned high quality and reliable health care. We must make every effort to ensure proper procedures are in place at our veterans’ health care facilities to protect veterans, their families, medical staff, and caregivers.”

Due to privacy concerns, the meeting will be closed press, but Congressman Lynch will be available after the visit for comment.

WHAT:         Visit to Brockton VA Campus

WHO:           Congressman Stephen F. Lynch

                      Vincent Ng, Director, Boston VA Healthcare System

WHEN:         Friday, January 23, 10:30 a.m. (closed press meeting)

                      Media availability at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:      Community Living Center

                      Brockton VA Campus, Building 4

                      940 Belmont Street

                      Brockton, MA, 02301