|Title:||Failure to Locate Missing Veteran Found Dead at a Facility on the Bedford VA Hospital Campus|
|VA Office:||Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security, and Preparedness (HRA/OSP)
Office of Management
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Special Reviews
|Report Type:||Administrative Investigation
The OIG’s administrative investigation examined the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran on the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital campus in Bedford, Massachusetts (the medical center). Mr. Timothy White was a resident of the Bedford Veterans Quarters (BVQ), an independent living facility operated by Caritas Communities, Inc. (Caritas), in space leased to it through VA’s enhanced-use lease program. A month after Mr. White was reported missing, his body was found in the emergency exit stairwell of the building that houses the BVQ. This stairwell down the hall from his room was VA property and not leased to Caritas.