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Statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki

May 16, 2014

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WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki made the following statement: 

“Today, I accepted the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

"As we know from the Veteran community, most Veterans are satisfied with the quality of their VA health care, but we must do more to improve timely access to that care.

"I am committed to strengthening Veterans’ trust and confidence in their VA healthcare system. 

"I thank Dr. Petzel for his four decades of service to Veterans.”

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