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Head of Pittsburgh VA Hospitals Placed on Administrative Leave

The head of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System has been put on administrative leave, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

System Director Terry Gerigk Wolf oversaw the healthcare facilities during the Legionella outbreak of 2011 and 2012, which resulted in the deaths of at least six people and sickened more than twenty others.

On Friday, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson directed that Wolf should be placed on leave “pending the completion of administrative actions related to the Legionella outbreak.”

The VA says other administration actions may soon be taken.