Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center 2003, 2007 - Salon, The Washington Post


Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Newspaper

Effects and Outcomes

- Washington Post reporters Anne Hull and Dana Priest and photographer Michel DuCille won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their investigative series titled "The Other Walter Reed". - Commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Army Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman was fired by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. - Weightman's replacement Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley was replaced after just two days by Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker when rumors surfaced that Kiley had been aware of the poor conditions at the hospital. Kiley ended up resigning entirely from the Army. - Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned after poorly handling the scandal. - The government held several congressional oversight hearings. - President Bush established a bipartisan commission co-chaired by former senator Robert J. Dole and former secretary of health and human services Donna E. Shalala to investigate the care received by wounded soldiers. - The Pentagon launched an investigation into the conditions of veteran retirement homes and hospitals. - Secretary of veterans affairs R. James Nicholson resigned.

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