(CBS) – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is calling for change at the top of the Hines Veterans Hospital in west suburban Maywood.
Kirk says five cases had to be settled in court after treatment delays harmed Hines VA patients.READ MORE: Allan M. Brown Of Countryside Is The Suspect In Kenosha Police Shooting
And he says that top Hines administrators received bonuses more than $16 million while veterans were suffering through treatment delays.READ MORE: Gov. JB Pritzker Announces Vaccine Or Weekly Testing Mandate For Illinois Daycare Workers
He apologized to veterans and said Hines has a culture of corruption in a bureaucracy run amok.MORE NEWS: K-9, Riggs, Expected To Recover After Being Shot By Chicago Homicide Suspect During Confrontation With Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy
He said the Hines Medical Director should go, as well as some of the top administrators, though he didn’t specify which.