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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Vets displaced after mold discovered at VA Center

Vets displaced after mold discovered at VA Center
Patients to be relocated during clean-up process
The Journal West Virginia
By Jenni Vincent
August 27, 2013

MARTINSBURG - One hundred seventy-six Veterans Affairs Medical Center patients - men and women who are in residence as they go through various treatment programs such as substance abuse and post traumatic stress disorder -are now being relocated because mold was found in individual air-conditioning units where they stay, officials said Monday.

In a press release, VA officials said the mold abatement process in the facility's domiciliary is expected to take about 60 days.

The decision was made to remove patients because "the safety of our veterans, visitors and staff is paramount in all that we do," chief of staff Dr. Jonathan Fierer said in the release.
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