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Investigate allegations against Phoenix VAMC social worker Cara Garcia
  • Petitioning Sharon Helman, Phoenix VA hospital director

This petition will be delivered to:

Sharon Helman, Phoenix VA hospital director
Patient Advocate
Arizona State House
Arizona State Senate

Investigate allegations against Phoenix VAMC social worker Cara Garcia

    1. Phoenix Advocate
    2. Petition by

      Phoenix Advocate

      PHOENIX, AZ

Major news channels throughout the nation has reported possible illegal behavior going on at the Phoenix VA which includes  forgining documents, keeping secret lists to delay veterans from receiving care. As a result Sec. Shinseki and members of the U.S Congress has called for a full investigation of the VA. They had put the Phoenix VA director Shannon Helman and two others on leave pending the investigations.

 

From as far back as 2012, the then Women Veteran Program Manager Cara Garcia has made threats against veterans that spoken out about possible mistreatment. Being the Women Veteran Program Manager she saw many women veterans that suffered from being victims of sexual abuse often while serving in the military. To compound the Veteran's trauma, Ms. Garcia used her position and power within the VA to utilze the Phoenix VA police to manipulate these veterans. If that is not bad enough Ms. Garcia would look into the records of the veterans to get a clear indication of what their trauma was and if it was a victim of rape she would work closely with the VA police to ensure that the police officer assigned to the case MATCHES THE DEMOGRAPHIC OF THE VETERANS' RAPIST.

Why were the VA police called? At times it was because veterans were upset and crying in her office which made Cara Garcia uncomfortable. One time the VA violated HIPAA and when a Veteran brought it to the attention of the VA the VA police was called to question the veteran that reported the HIPAA violation!

Possibly due to multiple complaints against Ms. Garcia the Phoenix decided to move her to a different department instead of firing her. Ms. Garcia is still a social worker at the Phoenix VA.

 

We are hoping for a full investigation. 

To:
Sharon Helman, Phoenix VA hospital director
Patient Advocate
Arizona State House
Arizona State Senate
Investigate allegations against Cara Garcia a social worker at the Phoenix VAMC.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • OLGA hammond APTOS, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Vets should be taken care of.

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    • michelle johnson MAGALIA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      because I am a woman and believe that a social worker should support her patient, not antagonize her. Not only should she not be in this position, she should not be a social worker. her license should be revoked. Also, as a military wife and mother I believe the "good old boys" attitude on rapr in the military MUST stop.

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    • Laura Giblin ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      Air Force veteran and wife of Marine Corps combat veteran

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    • Christof Murphy GRANITE FALLS, NC
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a Veteran

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    • Donald Gaudet IPSWICH, MA
      • about 1 month ago

      Im a disabled vet and I am upset that the director of the Phoenix VA excepted her bonus, she should pay it back and then resign. Kind of reminds me of how the US Postal Service managers receive the same type of bonuses for running the post office into the ground.

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