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Utah VA hospital launches request for veterinary dad posts image of "unattended" room: report



The father of an American Army Veteran on Friday tweeted pictures of what he called an "unhealthy and disrespectful" examination room that his son had to use during treatment for a foot injury that occurred in Iraq, KSL reported.

The photos released on Twitter seem to show an unnecessary trash bin and dirty bowls in a sink at the Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City. The pictures were reported on April 5th.

"I thought they would say," Oh, this room is not clean "and take me somewhere else, but they just blown past it, did not recognize it." Christopher Wilson, an Iraqi veteran who served in the army for six years, told the station. "They are doctors, right?" So I see that one of them would say "Let's go somewhere else" or "Give us a minute to clean it," but nothing. Dr. Karen Gribbin, chief physician at George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, said last Saturday that Wilson should not have been in the room. She said the rooms should be cleaned before each patient and demanded an investigation.

19659005] Gribbin told the news station that she spoke to the veteran and apologized. She generally said "we have had very high patient satisfaction ratings at our facility."

She told the station that she thanked Wilson for attention.

] "I do not want another veteran to experience this," she told the station.

Edmund DeMarche is the news editor of FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche .


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