People of Northwest Public Radio
Tue February 21, 2012
Madigan Investigates PTSD Diagnosis Problems
The head of Madigan Army Medical Center south of Tacoma has been removed from his post. The administrative action comes as the Medical Center investigates whether soldiers had their diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed to reduce the cost of a medical retirement.
Colonel Dallas Homas’s removal is standard procedure according to Western Region Medical Command leader Major General Phillip Volpe. The medical center is embroiled in controversy and an investigation over its standards for diagnosing PTSD.
Specifically after 14 soldiers complained they had their diagnoses of PTSD reversed by the Madigan forensic psychiatry team.
The Army investigated and the soldiers' cases were reviewed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. They’ll get the results of the reviews beginning today.
In a statement, the Army, says more soldiers have asked to have their cases reviewed at Walter Reed.
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