U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) visited the Tomah VA Medical Center Oct. 16 to meet with Victoria Brahm, new Acting Director, and receive an update on the implementation of policies to fix the problems at the facility.
“I look forward to working with Acting Director Brahm, as she continues the work John Rohrer started, to implement meaningful changes at the Tomah VA. While Tomah VA has taken steps to implement needed changes there is still work to be done. We owe it to our veterans to ensure they are receiving the care they earned and deserve,” Kind said.
Brahm began her new position Oct. 5. She currently serves as the Chief Nurse and Quality Management Officer for Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 12) and has previously served as the Acting Medical Center Director at Iron Mountain, Mich.
Kind brought together Wisconsin’s entire congressional delegation to sponsor his bill, the Inspectors General Transparency Act of 2015, which will ensure greater transparency and oversight into the office of inspector general. He has also been actively engaged in ensuring that the Tomah VA is implementing policies that will fix the problems that occurred. Just recently, he joined U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) to introduce the Veterans Access to Care Act, which would fix recruitment problems the VA is having in Tomah, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, and other parts of the state.