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No Firings, Resignations At Memphis VA Hospital

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki pauses while speaking at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki pauses while speaking at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center said there have been no firings of hospital officials in the wake of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation.

Shinseki turned in his resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, driven from office by a scandal over problems with the agency's health care at some VA hospitals, including the one in Memphis.

A VA inspector general's report released October 23 said three patients died in the Memphis hospital's emergency room.

One patient was given a medication despite a documented drug allergy and had a fatal reaction. Another patient was found unresponsive after receiving multiple sedating medications.

A third had critically high blood pressure that was not aggressively monitored and experienced bleeding in the brain about five hours after going to the emergency room.

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