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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Old woman found stabbed to death. A 28 year old man also stand is in critical condition. The woman's believed to be related to the Children. The man also believed to be a family member who was living there. The victims were discovered by officers responding to a welfare check. No suspect information has been released. Arizona votes Vice President Mike Pants defending the Trump campaign's decision to hold rallies again like the one in Phoenix last week, even as health experts warn against large gatherings, the freedom of speech Director peaceably assemble isn't trying to the Constitution of the United States on we have an election coming up this fall. He says he wants to give people the freedom to participate in the political process. Ben's just cancelled tomorrow's scheduled campaign trip to Tucson. But he is still planning to meet with Governor Du Seon Huma to discuss how covert 19 is impacting our state. The Phoenix, Va. Hospital is back in the spotlight. The Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, is in town today for leadership meetings and a tour of the medical center Secretary Wilkie scheduled to join us here on Arizona's morning news, a little after 7 10 this morning to talk about how the Phoenix, Va. Has been dealing with covert cases. Katya, our eyes on the economy homes go from listing to pending in 26 days in the valley. That is five days faster than a year ago, and this is in the middle of a pandemic. Zillow economist Jeff Tucker credits plummeting interest rates and the Federal Reserve buying mortgage backed securities to help lenders. They're confident that if they issue mortgages, even that really low rates will be able to find buyers for those mortgages, so that definitely helped keep the market going and helped avoid the credit markets. Seizing up, Tucker adds. Buyers who waited out the stay.

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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

08:41 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"Dream job at the Phoenix VA hospital the addiction therapist I help veterans that have been convicted of drug and alcohol related felonies to get their lives back to get the charges reduced thrill one year program that I had developed it was basically a deterrent they were going to go to present to them more complying with probation or they were going to come to me in a last ditch effort I came forward because suicidal veterans were not being properly monitored by the Phoenix Amarjit Singh room of the Phoenix VA merging room thought it would be an easy fix but little did I know I was in for the roller coaster ride of my life a quick synopsis of my case the following month I was accused of threatening a male co worker I laughed and I was handed a letter from the director of the Phoenix VA hospital on January twenty seventh of two thousand fifteen and I was being sent home on paid administrative leave and if I wanted to return to my facility to get care I aren't as the disabled that I had to have an armed police escort the office of special counsel heavily involved many prominent senators including John McCain senator Ron Johnson senator Chuck Grassley known as the godfather of whistleblowers now senator Kirsten Saddam all from Arizona along with many representatives wrote letters and got heavily involved in my case I like my case along the way the director placed a gag order on me for getting me from speaking to any other the employees and then four days later after media attention on April twenty fourth of two thousand fifteen he responded that and recognize my right under the first amendment to speak to whoever I wanted I remain hallmark for five hundred sixty one days I testified before the United States Senate in Washington DC and part of the homeland security and governmental affairs many in front of senator Ron Johnson and other senators are kept the money was regarding on going with the ball retaliation against whistle blowers within the VA and our testimony helped lead to the Chris Kirkpatrick what the more protection act being passed unanimously through Congress and that was meant to protect be able to lower that will probationary employee while winning my case I was able to get back to another facility on may first of two thousand sixteen helping veterans but continue to be an advocate for be a workable hours across the country was walking and humbled to be invited on stage with president trump in April of two thousand seventeen when the president the vice president and at the time secretary Schalken world there when the president signed the executive order that would create the office of accountability and what the more protection during that time I said this was nothing more than another dog and pony show and love to be a figure out ways to bring axle with the blowers to the table in August of two thousand seventeen I without the join the new offer by Mister Peter Rourke who was the first executive director who then became an acting be a secretary for a time and we came in and there were people from all over other agencies brought in outside of the VA and it represented hope there were a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that were very happy that I was brought in we had many initial successes we were able to develop an education program we were able to develop a mentor program trying to bring whistleblowers back bring awareness at their local facilities with leadership I was tasked with pairing them together or work for twelve weeks they had to have meetings together and they have to work on the facility project we introduce this damage report Louisiana so much six that much there when the the disabled veteran the combat that who was a social worker graduated from the program and we were told it was going to be implemented across the United States so that was two of the big things that we worked on at the time and some of the initial success we also were able to jump in and try to move employee that had active litigation going on against the B. acts and my thought there were I couldn't fix the entire facility in Phoenix and the entire facility and Porter Rico or in Tomah Wisconsin but I can help out with the blower to hopefully get their life back and then move on and have a successful career and so it was really cool we we did stuff like that we didn't always succeed but we tried and we were doing stuff outside the box and that's what was expected with me coming to join us all okay this is called any Gilman from one to freedom and we're talking about whistleblower problems in our VA with Brandon Coleman so you came up with a plan and we're starting to implement it and it seems to be working what was the name of this office they created something whistleblower protection the office of accountability whistleblower protection was created by president trump after the accountability law was out in two thousand seventeen okay the office part of the law says that the office was supposed to remain independent of the VA's general counsel the mere Jenner general counsel are the lawyers that are tasked with any lawsuit the comes across you know whether the patient care with the blower issues they are the secretary's lawyers represent the VA and all matters via what made a special was we were not supposed to have a relationship with them we were supposed to only report the secretary and to Congress and that isn't being done anymore they've now the trick bag if you want to call it you know citizen and employs the VA and what they did is they brought in this gentleman by the name of cancel Cordero who was part of the general counsel they brought him into our way W. P. and they weren't legally allowed to do it because he works for general counsel so the way they did it is they took an appointee and put them in the deputy executive leaders position for always WPA while this guy Hampel Cordero call the shots and literally we were in an all hands meeting all of the it W. P. employees in Houston Texas in March of two thousand nineteen and that's when Mr Cordero was still part of general counsel in during a training that he held without he said his job was to win cases on behalf of the Viet so many of us were left scratching our heads when this gentleman was brought in and now all of a sudden call shot for the office of accountability and whistleblower protection it just doesn't make much sense it's not in the spirit of the law and it's wrong and you know there's been testimony given by doctor camera bond Donald is is the nine justices secretary with the VA part of the log that we had to have an Assistant Secretary she was confirmed by the Senate and she was brought in and we thought things would continue to move in a positive direction but that's not what she did she just cut off access to all employees and the reason that our organization works so well was because if we needed to contact senior leadership within a way W. P. regarding whistleblower issues we were allowed you know when she shut that off first thing she did and I asked for a meeting we had interviewed eight additional what's of wars for phase two of the mental program these included combat that doctors nurses social workers from all over the United States there were eight of them they spent much time completing their applications they interviewed with myself or with the other was a more program specialist the only two former whistleblowers working in the positions across the federal and more importantly colonel they actually had hoped and so I asked for a meeting with with camera bond on of the Assistant Secretary my boss during Houston and she said no problem we'll make sure that we sit down the next day I was called into a meeting and told the that the mentor program is being canceled the first thing I said was you've got to let these people now you know and so we weren't allowed to talk to senior leadership anymore so the other was a bald program specials and I continue to bring this up with our direct supervisor Hey you've got to let these people now the most important thing for a list of all right hope you guys just crossed out hope do you need a lot of now we were finally told by the executive assistant a gentleman by the name of Matthew gentile that they will not contact these eight it current employees and let them know that the program has been canceled until after the inspector general report comes out in mid September the inspector general report is supposed to be very damning towards our agency because again they're not following the law they brought in people from general counsel and and it's just become just another pop it of the general counsel of the general counsel of calling the shots and it's not in the spirit of the law to have that happen news that start is going well there's more to discuss about problems of the VA obviously and Brandon's we say with us discuss our whistleblowers there this is for them to go on for like the freedom to just push up time I want you to a hundred and three four shops the money I do every day we'll take a break to stay in the area we'll be right back the home.

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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

08:34 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Dream job at the Phoenix VA hospital as an addiction therapist I help veterans that have been convicted of drug and alcohol related felonies to get their lives back to get the charges reduced the real one year program that I had developed it was basically a deterrent they were going to go to present to them more complying with probation or they were going to come to me in a last ditch effort I came forward because suicidal veterans were not being properly monitored by the Phoenix Amarjit Singh room of the Phoenix VA March zero thought it would be an easy fix but little did I know I was in for the roller coaster ride of my life a quick synopsis of my case the following month I was accused of threatening a male co worker I laughed and I was handed a letter from the director of the Phoenix VA hospital on January twenty seventh of two thousand fifteen and I was being sent home on paid administrative leave and if I wanted to return to my facility to get care I aren't as the disabled that I had to have an armed police escort the office of special counsel heavily involved many prominent senators including John McCain senator Ron Johnson senator Chuck Grassley known as the godfather of whistle blowers now senator Kirsten Saddam off from Arizona along with many representatives wrote letters and got heavily involved in my case I like my case along the way the director place a gag order on me for getting me from speaking to any other cleaning the employees and then four days later after a media attention on April twenty fourth of two thousand fifteen he resented that and recognize my rights under the first amendment to speak to whoever I wanted I remain hallmark for five hundred sixty one days I testified before the United States Senate in Washington DC and part of the homeland security and governmental affairs many in front of senator Ron Johnson and other senators are testimony was regarding on going with the more retaliation against whistleblowers within the VA and our testimony helped lead to the Chris Kirkpatrick what the more protection act being passed unanimously through Congress and that was meant to protect be able to lower that will probationary employees as well when in my case I was able to get back to another facility on may first of two thousand sixteen helping veterans but continue to be an advocate for be a workable hours across the country was walking and humbled to be invited on stage with president trump in April of two thousand seventeen when the president the vice president and at the time secretaries okay world there when the president signed the executive order that would create the office of accountability and what's the more protection during that time I said this was nothing more than another dog and pony show and love to be a figure out ways to bring axle with the lords to the table in August of two thousand seventeen I was asked to join the new offered by Mister Peter Rourke who was the first executive director who then became an acting be a secretary for a time and we came in and there were people from all over other agencies brought in outside of the VA and it represented hope there were a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that were very happy that I was brought in we had many initial successes we were able to develop an education program we were able to develop a mentor program trying to bring whistleblowers back bring awareness at the local facilities with leadership I was tasked with pairing them together to work for twelve weeks they they have meetings together and they had to work on the facility project we introduce this damage report Louisiana so much success much there when the the disabled veteran the combat that who was a social worker graduated from the program and we were told it was going to be implemented across the United States so that was two of the big things that we worked on at the time and some of the initial success we also were able to jump in and try to move employees that had active litigation going on against the B. acts and my thought there were I couldn't fix the entire facility in Phoenix and the entire facility in Porter Rico or in Tomah Wisconsin but I can help out with the blower to hopefully get their life back and then move on and have a successful career and so it was really cool we we did stuff like that we didn't always succeed but we tried and we were doing stuff outside the box and that's what was expected with me coming to join us all okay this is called any Gilman from one to freedom and we're talking about whistleblower problems in our VA with Brandon Coleman so you came up with a plan and we're starting to implement it and it seems to be working what was the name of this office they created something whistleblower protection the office of accountability whistleblower protection was created by president trump after the accountability law was passed in two thousand seventeen okay the office part of the law says that the office is supposed to remain independent of the VA's general counsel the mere Jenner general counsel are the lawyers that are tasked with any lawsuit the comes across you know whether the patient care with the blower issues they are the secretary's lawyers represent the BA in all matters the act what made a special was we were not supposed to have a relationship with them we were supposed to only report the secretary and to Congress and that isn't being done anymore they've now I just heard back if you want to call it you know citizen and import is the VA and what they did is they brought in this gentleman by the name of cancel Cordero who was part of the general counsel they brought him into our way W. P. and they weren't legally allowed to do it because he works for general counsel so the way they did it is they took an appointee and put them in the deputy executive leaders position for always up you pay well this guy Hansel Cordero called the shot and literally we were in an all hands meeting all of the W. P. employees in Houston Texas in March of two thousand nineteen and that's when Mr Cordero was still part of general counsel in during a training that he held without he said his job was to win cases on behalf of the VA so many of us were left scratching our heads when this gentleman was brought in and now all of a sudden call shots for the office of accountability and whistleblower protection it just doesn't make much sense it's not in the spirit of the law and it's wrong and you know there's been testimony given by doctor Tamera bond Donald who is in the night the system secretary with the VA part of the loss that we had to have an Assistant Secretary she was confirmed by the Senate and he was brought in and we thought things would continue to move in a positive direction but that's not what she did she just cut off access to all employees and the reason that our organization works so well was because if we needed to contact senior leadership within a way W. P. regarding whistleblower issues we were allowed you know when she shut that off first thing she did and I asked for a meeting we had interviewed eight additional whistleblowers for phase two of the missile program these included combat that doctors nurses social workers from all over the United States there were eight of them they spent much time completing their applications they interviewed with myself or with the other was a more program specialist the only two former whistle blowers working in these positions across the federal and more importantly colonel they actually had hoped and so I asked for a meeting with with hammer bond on of the Assistant Secretary my boss during Houston and she said no problem we'll make sure that we sit down the next day I was called into a meeting and told her that the mentor program is being canceled the first thing I said was you gotta let these people now you know and so we weren't allowed to talk to senior leadership anymore so the other was a bald program specials and I continue to bring this up with our direct supervisor Hey you've got to let these people now the most important thing for a whistleblower is hope you guys just crossed out hope so you need a lot of now we were finally told by the executive assistant a gentleman by the name of Matthew didn't tell that they will not contact these eight it current employees and let them know that the program has been canceled until after the inspector general report comes out in mid September the inspector general report is supposed to be very damning towards our agency because again they're not following the law they brought in people from general counsel and and it's just become just another pop it of the general counsel of the general counsel calling the shots and it's not in the spirit of the law to have that happen and while his that start is going well there's more to discuss about problems of the VA obviously and Brandon's we say with us to stress or whistle blowers there this is for them to go on for like the freedom to just push up time I want you to a hundred and.

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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

WZFG The Flag 1100AM

08:38 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

"Dream job at the Phoenix VA hospital as an addiction therapist I help veterans that have been convicted of drug and alcohol related felonies to get their lives back to get the charges reduced throw one year program that I had developed it was basically a deterrent they were going to go to present to them more complying with probation or they were going to come to me in a last ditch effort I came forward because suicidal veterans were not being properly monitored by the Phoenix Amarjit Singh room of the Phoenix remembered zero thought it would be an easy fix but little did I know I was in for the roller coaster ride of my life a quick synopsis of my case the following month I was accused of threatening a male co worker I laughed and I was handed a letter from the director of the Phoenix VA hospital on January twenty seventh of two thousand fifteen and I was being sent home on paid administrative leave and if I wanted to return to my facility to get care I aren't as the disabled that I had to have an armed police escort the office of special counsel heavily involved many prominent senators including John McCain senator Ron Johnson senator Chuck Grassley known as the godfather of whistleblowers now senator Kirsten Saddam all Donna all along with many representatives wrote letters and got heavily involved in my case I like my case along the way the director place a gag order on me for getting me from speaking to any other cleaning the employees and then four days later after a media attention on April twenty fourth of two thousand fifteen he responded that and recognize my right under the first amendment to speak to whoever I wanted I remain hallmark for five hundred sixty one days I testified before the United States Senate in Washington DC and part of the homeland security and governmental affairs many in front of senator Ron Johnson and other senators are testimony was regarding on going with the more retaliation against whistle blowers within the VA and our testimony helped lead to the Chris Kirkpatrick what the more protection act being passed unanimously through Congress and that was meant to protect be able to lower that will probationary employees as well when in my case I was able to get back to another facility on may first of two thousand sixteen helping veterans but continue to be an advocate for be a workable hours across the country was walking and humbled to be invited on stage with president trump in April of two thousand seventeen when the president the vice president and at the time secretaries okay world there when the president signed the executive order that would create the office of accountability and what's the more protection during that time I said this was nothing more than another dog and pony show and love to be a figure out ways to bring axle with the lords to the table in August of two thousand seventeen I without the join the new offers by Mister Peter o'rourke who was the first executive director who then became an acting be a secretary for a time and we came in and there were people from all over other agencies brought in outside of the VA and it represented hope there were a lot of people on both sides of the aisle that we're very happy that I was brought in we had many initial successes we were able to develop an education program we were able to develop a mentor program trying to bring whistleblowers back bring awareness at their local facilities with leadership I was tasked with hearing them together to work for twelve weeks they had to have meetings together and they had to work on the facility project we introduce this damage report Louisiana so much success much there one not the disabled veteran the combat that who was a social worker graduated from the program and we were told it was going to be implemented across the United States so that was two of the big things that we worked on at the time and some of the initial success we also were able to jump in and try to move employee that had active litigation going on against the B. acts and my thought there were I couldn't fix the entire facility in Phoenix and the entire facility in Porter Rico or in Tomah Wisconsin but I can help out with the blower to hopefully get their life back and then move on and have a successful career and so it was really cool we we did stuff like this we didn't always succeed but we tried and we were doing stuff outside the box and that's what was expected with me coming to join us all okay this is called any Gilman from one to freedom and we're talking about whistleblower problems in our VA with Brandon Coleman so you came up with a plan and we're starting to implement it and it seems to be working what was the name of this office they created something whistleblower protection the office of accountability whistleblower protection was created by president trump after the accountability law was passed in two thousand seventeen okay the office part of the law says that the office is supposed to remain independent of the VA's general counsel the mere Jenner general counsel are the lawyers that are tasked with any lawsuit the comes across you know whether the patient care what's the blower issues they are the secretary's lawyers represent the BA in all matters the act what made us special was we were not supposed to have a relationship with them we were supposed to only report to the secretary and to Congress and that isn't being done anymore they've now the trick bag if you want to call it you know citizen and employs the VA and what they did is they brought in this gentleman by the name of cancel Cordero who was part of the general counsel they brought him into our way W. P. and they weren't legally allowed to do it because he worked for general counsel so the way they did it is they took an appointee and put them in the deputy executive leaders position for always WPA while this guy Hansel Cordero call the shots and literally we were in an all hands meeting all of the it W. P. employees in Houston Texas in March of two thousand nineteen and that's when Mr Cordero was still part of general counsel in during a training that he held without he said his job was to win cases on behalf of the Viet so many of us were left scratching our heads when this gentleman was brought in and now all of a sudden call shots for the office of accountability and whistleblower protection it just doesn't make much sense it's not in the spirit of the law and it's wrong and you know there's been testimony given by doctor jammer bond Donald is is the night this Justin secretary with the VA part of the law said we had to have an Assistant Secretary she was confirmed by the Senate and she was brought in and we thought things would continue to move in a positive direction but that's not what she did she just cut off access to all employees and the reason that our organization works so well was because if we needed to contact senior leadership within a way W. P. regarding whistleblower issues we were allowed you know when she shut that off first thing she did and I asked for a meeting we had interviewed eight additional what's of wars for phase two of the mental program these included combat that doctors nurses social workers from all over the United States there were eight of them they spent much time completing their applications they interviewed with myself or with the other was a more program specialist the only two former whistle blowers working in these conditions across the federal and more importantly colonel they actually had hoped and so I asked for a meeting with with hammer bond on of the Assistant Secretary my boss during Houston and she said no problem we'll make sure that we sit down the next day I was called into a meeting and told the that the mentor program is being canceled the first thing I said was you've got to let these people now you know and so we weren't allowed to talk to senior leadership anymore so the other was a ball program specials and I continue to bring this up with our direct supervisor Hey you've got to let these people now the most important thing for a list of all right so you guys just crossed out hope do you need a lot of now we were finally told by the executive assistant a gentleman by the name of Matthew gentile that they will not contact these eight it current employees and let them know that the program has been canceled until after the inspector general report comes out in mid September the inspector general report is supposed to be very damning towards our agency because again they're not following the law they brought in people from general counsel and and it's just become just another pop it of the general counsel of the general counsel calling the shots and it's not in the spirit of the law to have that happen and while his that start is going well there's more to discuss about problems of the VA obviously and Brandon's we say with us to stress or whistle blowers there this is for them to go on for like the freedom to just push up time I want you to do a hundred and three push up some money I do every day we'll take a break to stay in the.

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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"The economy as single mom in Phoenix is taken on the Big Boy when the Arizona corporation commission awarded a PS afford a half percent rate hike Stacey champion look to their bill found she was paying more than that she tells KTA ours the think tank she hired an attorney and a researcher and you won't believe what they found there were folks who saw a ninety five percent increase on their bills all the way to an eighty one percent decrease champion petition the corporation commission to re here that rate case the commission refused but has ordered a PS to submit evidence for another rate hearing by October champion considers that a victory Arizona senator cues in cinema has a bipartisan bill to renew the federal export import bank for another ten years valley economists LA Pollock explains it's supposed to finance small businesses to be competitive on the global stage there is some large companies who use it and that's one of the reasons that it states the corporate welfare charge the export import bank has finance thirty seven Arizona businesses many an aviation translating it to two billion taxpayer dollars over five years and it brings jobs to Arizona it's something that's been going on since the end of World War two when the skin successful congressional authorization for the export import bank froze in twenty fifteen but it has managed to its current loan portfolio five years ago veterans were dying while waiting for carrot Phoenix's VA hospital the revelation launched a national scandal now the VA says things are much improved a veterans group agrees with that mostly they espouse into buildings across the country and it doesn't utilize them all but Nathan Andersen with concern veterans for America says he's seen more transparency and accountability about VA care for veterans and he appreciates the new V. a mission acts which has really giving a lot of veterans.

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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

09:10 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"To welcome back to the show marine that brandy Coleman for over a year brand was a regular contributor to the show as he fought through some corruption in the VA he did the job in such a professional way that when the VA began to clear out the corruption as they have they brought it back to help so welcome back Brandon glad to have you Hey Carl thank crab meat great to be with you in your listeners again yeah I'm plans under different circumstances I we don't need to go through that stuff again okay brands give us a little bit about your time in the marines and then your situation of the Phoenix VA sure Carl thank I was a three forty one I was eighty one millimeter mortar men station with first internet marines out of camp Pendleton California I bought my foot and was honorably discharged also have three children and served in the marines both my boys are out now and my daughter is still wind shear the corporal down in Dallas Texas training reservists so we are marine corps family came to work at the VA and finished my master's degree in counseling and there's no place I'd rather work then Phoenix VA hospital I noticed that from time to time I would have a better that was suicidal after hours so I would walk him over to the emergency room into a proper hand off but I noticed that they weren't being properly monitored so I came forward the United States office of special counsel in December of two thousand fourteen I think it would be any defect however little did I know I was in for the roller coaster ride of my life with the queue the following month the threatening a co worker and you've seen it before colonel pretty big guy tattooed from head to toe look like a jar head I know that in twelve years of federal employment I've never once raised my voice I know that works out given a piece of paper saying that if I wanted to return to my facility for medical care that I earned drivable services country that I had to have an armed police escort there was any good marine what do I fought back but my kids mostly with the help of some high powered senators including senator John McCain senator Chuck Grassley senator Ron Johnson senator Kirsten cinema whose representative at the time and through the media and was lucky to be invited to testify in Washington DC in two thousand fifteen regarding on going what's more retaliation within the agency with the help of my car turning I think that's the one my case and won reinstatement focus solely outside of Phoenix because I refused to go back there continue to be an advocate for via whistleblowers across the country well lucky and humbled to be invited on stage with president trump vice president pence at the time secretary Shulchan in April of two thousand seventeen when the president signed the executive order that would eventually create the office of accountability on was a blur protection without the join the office in August of two thousand seventeen and now what I concentrate on mostly is I concentrate on doing outreach work with other whistleblowers people that have either come forward or who are thinking of coming forward so never in a million years did I think that the same agency that tried to destroy my career one hire me to help fix the map but that's kind of how I feel colonel in the way it's working out again you know you got that fight and you hung on to nations you didn't let go I know it had to be tempting to let it go but you didn't and when strong guys hang on guys and gals don't wanna make this one gender only and do the right thing usually the right thing happens and when most senior levels of the VA started sorting things out when we got secretary that could handle things would handle things Congress that would give them the authority all lex cried it's a huge organization so I'm sure clean up didn't happen overnight but it sure is working this I think so yeah for the most part I think the law is working very proud to have been a part of it and in some small way a part of making this off as possible I'm humbled by that I don't take it lightly when I first came on board I did a lot of traveling with the executive leadership of always WPA traveling around the country I got to meet many whistleblowers I also got to meet many a local senior leaders from within the VA and and I gotta tell ya when I first started in this role I was pretty jaded and I thought just about everything your leader within the VA without get me or anybody else but you know I learned that there's a lot of good people trying to do good work and trying to help veterans and sometimes in a bureaucracy like you said three hundred seventy three hundred eighty thousand people that can be tough to deal and sometimes you know the VA can get its own way trying to help people out so you know I've seen that part of it too but very proud of what we've done develop my role nobody had ever been hired as the whistle blower into an agency that the agency is the person the kind so you know with any new law of course are going to be pick up the along the way but I'm just happy with the amount of people that I get the help one of the things that I always bring up the other was the blowers when I talk to him and I used to before coming into this role is eventually you have to figure out a way to meet the the VA or the government at the table because the government the government right and so if you want to make change you have to figure out a way to do that from inside I I feel strongly with that because I was a huge advocate before you know from the outside and I had quite a voice from there but at the same time it didn't mean as much and so I figure out a way to get here and to jump in with both feet and to tell people about leadership within the VA what I thought was going good and what I thought was wrong Hey man this is going to go on from was a freedom we're talking with former front lines of freedom contributor Brandon Coleman Brandon every organization as jerks and if you only have one percent jerks in your organization you're doing really well and you got three hundred plus thousand people in the VA there's got to be some and some of those jerks are gonna be dishonest and some of rice to higher levels the fact that there's some bad stuff going on some inappropriate people is part of nature the trick is recognizing it and start taking steps and moving forward positively with support for people above you that to me is what's important and it sounds to me that like that's what you're reporting what's going on is just trying to increase the level of communication leading what's the blowers know of their rights both inside and outside the agency I tell folks about ways to come forward either through us or through the inspector general for through the office of special counsel you know that there's many different ways to come forward and I want people to use every Avenue available to them you know the way the laws are written to protect whistleblowers you know one of the departing thing about being here I guess when I got here I was a little naive because I thought that every single what's the blower was tellin one hundred percent of the truth and unfortunately that's not always true sometimes there's bad leadership out there and sometimes there's people you know trying to save their jobs and stuff but maybe they should have been disciplined for something and they decide to come forward after in order to try to save the job so the other jurors whistle blowers to write you know colonel and you know I told you from the get go I would tell you the truth about what I saw in this position and you know that's the other side of it not the side that nobody talks about is the the VA always get right absolutely not but there are a lot of good people trying to do some pretty good work through the system and then sometimes it can be frustrating but you know learning a new law and and things that need to be done to improve the law but it's also frustrating sometimes when people are telling the exact route and then when you work for the government and and you find out what's going on and and those you know look when it doesn't work out exactly the way they wanted then all of a sudden you're the bad guys so I've learned that you can't make everybody happy in this role and I've accepted that book for everyone that I can't help there's others that I am helping and we were able to hire another former whistle blower side means that shows that it wasn't just a one trick pony so to speak in between her and I we do out read throughout the country with people that have come forward like I said advise them of their rights how to take care of themselves how to move forward to the mentally this is gonna be over and you have to be able to move on with your government career no matter what the outcome is some people when some people don't that's part of it so being able to move forward productively and then realized in the job they were hired to do within the BA is also important and that's why we hired them and want them around and and so you know just going through all all that gamut although the motion and I have to unfortunately sometimes relive that every day with my case but there's no place I'd rather be than where I'm at right now with the impact that I get to make that even if it doesn't help them right now hopefully it helps them to better their lives down the road or to have a more successful career down the road that that's what's key well truth there's more to discuss about the VA and Brandon is going to stay with us this surely go on from my freedom troops push up time I want to do a hundred and three push ups it's a money I do everyday to take a break would stay in the area Brandon and I will be right back now is the time and where ever you are is the place the Citadelle makes it easier to earn your degree by offering master's degrees graduate certificates and undergraduate degree completion 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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

WZFG The Flag 1100AM

09:13 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM

"To welcome back to the show marine vet branded Coleman for over a year. Brandon was a regular contributor to this show as he fought through some corruption in the VA. He did. The job is such a professional way that when the VA began to clear out the corruption as they have they brought him back to help. So welcome back Brandon glad to have you. Hey, colonel. Thanks for having me. It's great to be with you and your listeners again. I'm glad it's under different circumstances. I we don't need to go through that stuff again. Ok brand. Give us a little bit about your time in the marines and then your situation with the Phoenix VA. Sure, Colonel think I was a oath reported. One eighty one millimeter mortar station was first night, marine out of camp. Pendleton california. I blow up my foot and was honorably discharged, also have three children that have served in the marines. Both. My boys are out now and my daughter is still in his corporal down in Dallas, Texas training, reservists. So we are Marine Corps. Family came to work at the VA and. Finished my master's degree in counseling. And there's no place I'd rather work in the Phoenix VA hospital, I noticed that from time to time I would have a veteran that was suicidal after hours. And so I would walk them over to the emergency room and doing proper hand off. But I noticed that they weren't being properly monitored. So I came forward to the United States office of special counsel in December of two thousand fourteen banking, it would be an easy fix. However, little did I know I was in for the roller coaster ride in my life was accused the following month of threatening co worker, and you see me before Colonel. Pretty big guy tattooed from head to toe. Look like jarred had nine no that in twelve years of federal employment. I've never once raised my voice, because I know that works out given up piece of paper saying that I wanted to return to my facility for medical care that I earned drawn services country that I had to have an armed police escort. So as any good marine, what do I fought back? But my case mostly with the help of some high powered senators including Senator, John McCain, Senator Chuck Grassley Senator, Ron Johnson, Senator Kirsten cinema who Representative at the time. And through the media and was lucky to be invited to testify in Washington DC in two thousand fifteen regarding ongoing was retaliation within the agency with the help us in my power to Chinese is successfully won my case and one reinstatement to a facility outside of Phoenix, I refuse to go back there continued to be an advocate for via whistle. Blowers across the country was lucky and humbled to be invited on stage with President Trump vice president Pence at the time secretary, Schulkin in April of two thousand seventeen when the president signed the executive order, that would eventually create the office of accountability and whistleblower protection without joined the office in August of two thousand seventeen and now what I concentrate on mostly as I concentrate on doing outreach work with other whistleblowers people that have come forward or who are thinking coming forward. So never in a million years, that, I think that the same agency that tried to destroy my career when hire me to help fix the mess. But that's kind of how life is Colonel in the way it's working out. I get, you know. You got into that fight, and you hung onto nations -ly. You didn't let go I know it had to be tempting to let it go. But you didn't. And when strong guys hang on guys and gals. Don't wanna make this one gender only and do the right thing, usually, the right thing happens. And when senior levels of the VA started sorting things out when we got secretary that could handle things would handle things congress. That would give them the authority and all that crowd. It's a huge organization. So I'm sure cleaned up. Didn't happen overnight, but it sure is working, isn't it? I think, so for the most part, I think the law is working very proud to have been a part of it. And in some small way, a part of making this off, it's possible. I'm humbled by that. I don't take it lightly when I first came on board, I did a lot of traveling with the executive leadership of W, P traveling around the country. I got to meet many what's blowers? I also got to meet many local scene. Senior leaders from within the VA and, and I gotta tell you when I first started in this role, I was pretty jaded. And I thought just about every senior leader within the VA was out to get me or anybody else. But, you know, I learned that, that there's a lot of good people trying to do good work and trying to help veterans and sometimes in a bureaucracy like you said, three hundred seventy three hundred eighty thousand people that can be tough to do. And sometimes, you know, the could get in its own way trying to help people out. So, you know I've seen that fight of it, too. But very proud of what we've done to develop my role. Nobody had ever been hired as a whistle blower into an agency, business agencies, the person that's kind. So, you know, with any new law, of course, there's going to be hiccups along the way. But I, I'm just happy with the amount of people that I get to help one of the things that I always bring up to other what's blowers when I talked to him, and I used to before coming into this role is eventually you have to figure out a way to meet the VA or the government at the table, because the government's the government, right? And so if you want to. Make change. You have to figure out a way to do that from inside. I feel strongly with that 'cause I was a huge advocate before, you know, from the outside, and I had quite a voice from there, but at the same time it didn't mean as much until I figured out a way to get here and to jump in with full feet and tell people that leadership within the what I thought was going good. And and what I thought was wrong. Amen. This is Colonel Denny Gilman, frontlines of freedom, and we're talking with former frontlines of freedom contributor, Brandon Coleman. Brandon. Every organization has jerks. And if you only have one percent jerks in your organization, you're doing really well. And if you've got three hundred plus thousand people in the VA, they've got to be some and some of those folks are going to be dishonest and some rice to higher levels, the fact that there's some bad stuff going on inappropriate. People is part of nature. The trick is recognizing it and start taking steps and moving forward, positively with support from people of you. That to me is what's important. And it sounds to me that like that's what you're reporting. What's going on is just trying to increase the level of communication? Let him what's the blowers? No of their rights, both inside and outside of the agency. I tell folks about ways to come forward either through for through inspector general or through the office of special counsel. You know, there's many different ways to come forward and I want people. To use every avenue available to them. You know, the way the laws are written to protect whistleblowers. You know one of the disheartening things about being here. I guess when I got here, I was a little naive because I thought that every single whistle blower was telling one hundred percent of the truth, and unfortunately, that's not always true. Sometimes there's bad leadership out there. And sometimes there's people, you know, trying to save their jobs and stuff when maybe they should have been disciplined for something. And they decide to come forward after in order to try to save their jobs. So the other jerks in the whistle blowers to right? Side of it to, you know, Colonel tonight told you from the get-go, I would tell you the truth about what I saw in this position. And you know that's the other side of it. And that's the side that nobody talks about is always get right? Absolutely not. But there are a lot of good people trying to do some pretty good work through the system and, and sometimes it can be frustrating. But, you know, learning new lawn and things that need to be done to improve the law. But, you know, it's also frustrating sometimes when people aren't telling the exact truth. And then when you work for the government, and you find out what's going on. And those, you know, when it doesn't work out, exactly the way they wanted, then all of a sudden, you're the bad guy. So I've learned that can't make everybody happy in this role and I've accepted that, but for everyone that I can't help there's dozens that I am helping. And we were able to hire another former whistle blower sides may so that shows that it wasn't just a one trick pony, so to speak, and between her, and I, we do outreach throughout the country when people that have come forward and like I said, advise them of their rights, how to take care of themselves how to move forward because eventually this. Gonna be over and you have to be able to move on with your government career, no matter what the outcome is some people win. Some people don't that's part of it. So being able to move forward productively and realize the job that they were hired to deal within the BI is also important, and that's why we hired them in want them around. And, and so, you know, just going through all all that gamut, all those emotions and I have to unfortunately, sometimes relive that every day with my case, but there's no place that I'd rather be than where I'm at right now with the impact, and I get to make that even if it doesn't help them right now. Hopefully, it helps them to better their lives down the road or to have a more successful career down the road. That's what's key troops. There's more to discuss about the VA. And Brandon is going to stay with us. The skurdal Denny Gillerman frontlines of freedom troops. Push up time. I want you to do one hundred and three pushups. But somebody, I do every day, take a break would stay in the area Brandon tonight. We'll be right back. 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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:57 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"One degrees in Apache junction. A rapist who attacked a woman outside the valley. Daycare center is still on the loose this morning. It happened near cave creek Greenway north Phoenix to recess team. Owner of amigo animal clinic tells our TV partners ABC fifteen a homeless man was touching himself. While he watched kids play at a daycare next door last Thursday here at our parking lot in broad daylight where every single person walking in or driving in can see 'em pants down around his ankles. That's when Steen says, one of her employees as a female vet tech chased him off. Then hours later, she says that same man came back in attacked that same employee raping her and leaving her unconscious before he got away. She recovered and police are now looking for that suspect, Jeremy foster KTAR news seeing longer lines for gas. There is no fuel shortage. So what's up in a statement sent to KTAR? The Arizona department of agriculture says fuel production and transportation in the state are fully operational. However, gas stations like circle K and fries are experiencing. Shortages, mainly for medium and premium grade gas a few weeks ago circle K told KTAR the shortage was caused by a quote, perfect storm events fries tells KTAR the shortage stems from market supply and distribution challenges. For more details on the gas, shortages checkout, KTAR dot com. Taylor interrupt. KTAR news. This is into the KTAR news center. Arizona torney. General Mark Burnett says he's reached a nine and a half million dollar settlement with the former vice president of sales for Chandler based insys therapeutics as part of the settlement. Chris Birla cop admits he illegally used the insists speaker program to pay doctors to prescribe what are the company's Fenton, all laced drugs, the veterans resource center inside the Phoenix VA hospital has been up and running for a few months now, and it's proven to be effective since opening in late December, the veterans resource center has helped nearly two thousand veterans resolve issues ranging from billing to transportation as you can see we have a continuous flow. Veterans. We lissi slow-paced gusting yet. With the Phoenix gave me a tour of the center. What we do here is we for silicate that communication with veterans and departments. They made it to get in contact with regarding issues complaints. Whatever may be Eugene. Gabe, rally of Phoenix is among the veterans who've benefited from the center, he stopped by recently to get help with the hospital Bill. They just told me where to go who to see and took care of the problem right away, Griselda zetino, KT KTAR is on parenting starting this fall Mesa high school students will get the chance to explore different career fields city is launching a new program called the mayor's teen force. They're going to be assigned mentors at the business. They're going to go through a lot of training, and you know, the specific to the different businesses that are going to be out in the different areas of vocational training that they're going to be participating in Mesa. Mayor John Giles says the program runs for four weeks and places students and local businesses will they'll learn life and job.

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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"It's fifty nine degrees in Phoenix. Rapist who attacked a woman outside of Bali? Daycare center is still on the loose this morning. It happened near cave creek and Greenway north Phoenix to recess. Osteen? Owner of amigo animal clinic tells our TV partners at ABC fifteen a homeless man was touching himself. While he watched kids play at a daycare next door last Thursday here at our parking lot in broad daylight where every single person walking in or driving in can see him pants down around his ankles. That's when steam says one of her employees, a female vet tech chased him off then hours later, she says that same man came back and attacked that same employee raping her and leaving her unconscious before he got away. She recovered and police are now looking for that suspect, Jeremy foster KTAR news seeing longer lines for gas. There is no fuel shortage. So what's up in a statement center? KTAR? The Arizona department of agriculture says fuel production, and transportation and the state are fully operational. However, gas stations like circle K and fries are experiencing gas storage. Mainly for medium and premium grade gas a few weeks ago circle K told KTAR the shortage was caused by quote, perfect storm events fries tells KTAR the shortage stems from market supply and distribution challenges. For more details on the gas shortages checkout KTAR dot com Taylor Kenner up. KTAR news, the veterans resource center inside the Phoenix VA hospital in has been up and running for a few months now, and it's proven to be effective since opening in late December, the veterans resource center has helped nearly two thousand veterans resolve issues ranging from billing to transportation as you can see we have a continuous flow. Veterans. We lissi slow-paced gusting yet with the Phoenix tour of the center. What we do here is we facilitate that communication with veterans and departments. They made to get in contact with regarding issues complaints. Whatever may be Eugene Gabrielli of Phoenix is among the veterans who've benefited from the center he stopped by recently to get help with the hospital Bill. They just told me where to go who to see and took care of the problem right away. He says this is the. Fourth time. He goes to the center for help, Griselda zetino, KTAR news KTAR is on parenting starting this fall Mesa high school students will get the chance to explore different career fields. The city is launching a new program called the mayor's teen force. They're they're going to be assigned mentors at the business. They're going to go through a lot of training and the specific to the different businesses that are going to be out in the different areas of of vocational training that they're going to be participating in Mesa me. John Giles says the program runs for four weeks and places students in local businesses would they will learn life and job skills. You can get more information at.

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"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"phoenix va hospital" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"The vehicles include the Hyundai sonata and Santa Fe and the Optima Sorrento and soul. Issues have resulted in more than six million recall since two thousand fifteen. Daria Albinger, ABC. News since opening in late December, the veterans resource center in Phoenix has helped nearly two thousand veterans resolve issues ranging from billing to transportation. Eugene Gabriel says it helped him they just told me where to go on who to see and took care of the problem right away. I mean, this is great. He recently got help at the centre with a hospital Bill the veterans resource center is inside the Phoenix VA hospital at Indian school and seventh street KTAR is on parenting coming up in August. The city of Mesa's starting the mayor's teen force program. We learned that a lot of our high school kids are anxious to develop a some of their their workforce training and to explore different areas. Coldplay, future professional lives Mesa. Mayor. John Giles tells KTAR there are no requirements to participate in the program. Accept students. Must be at least entering their junior year. The next fall. For learning. More about the postponement of the may seventh Rolling Stones concert at state farm stadium. In Glendale, Mick Jagger is being advised by Dr not to tour while he's getting medical treatment. No details on what exactly he's being treated for. But the group emphasizes this is just a postponement not a cancellation KTAR news time five oh six couldn't the explanation. That has been Mick Jagger is older than the hills. Okay. I'm seeing several media reports that he's going to undergo heart surgery. Wow. So wow, there I'll tell you what there's a sign that. You don't have to be a heavy person for heart problems affect you. Right. Because I always been skinny like since the hills were formed. It's time now to check in with Dani Sullivan, the valley Chevy dealers traffic.

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