Cleveland Clinic CEO says no to seeking VA postJune 7, 2014 @ 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CEO of one of Ohio's top hospitals says he's told the White House that he's not leaving his job to become veterans affairs secretary.
Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic issued a statement Saturday saying he is honored to have been considered for the post but has decided to remain with the nonprofit medical center.
The White House has not issued any statements on candidates to replace Eric Shinseki as veteran affairs secretary. News media have reported that Cosgrove was under consideration to head up the VA.
Shinseki resigned amid reports of veterans waiting many months to see doctors at some VA facilities and allegations of faked reports of shorter wait times.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Beating the Blitz
How Wilson to Willson helped beat the Cardinals' blitz
The Show Will Go On
Dave Ross hopes that seeing "The Interview" won't become a litmus test for patriotism
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.