Senate, House Announce Witnesses for Hearing on Tomah Veterans Facility

WASHINGTON — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) will hold a hearing on Monday, March 30, 2015, “Tomah VAMC: Examining Quality, Access, and a Culture of Overreliance on High-Risk Medications.” The full witness list is below.

Members of the media:
If you plan to attend, please email Please note that media are required to check in and will be asked to display current Senate press credentials. Please plan to arrive prior to the scheduled start time of the hearing. 

Panel I

  • Candace Delis
    Aurburndale, Wis.
  • Ryan Honl
    Tomah, Wis.
  • Noelle Johnson, Pharm.D., BCACP, CGP
    Urbandale, Iowa
  • Heather Simcakoski
    Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Marvin Simcakoski
    Stevens Point

 Panel II

John Daigh, M.D.
Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections
Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Daigh will be accompanied by Alan Mallinger, M.D., Senior Physician, Office of Healthcare Inspections

Carolyn Clancy, M.D.
Interim Under Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Clancy will be accompanied by Renee Oshinski, Acting Network Director, VISN 12, Veterans Health Administration, and Mario V. DeSanctis, FACHE, Medical Center Director, Tomah VAMC

WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2015
WHERE: Cranberry Country Lodge, 319 Wittig Road, Tomah.
TIME: 1 p.m. CDT

For more information or to watch a live stream of the meeting, please click here. (Note: Please refresh the hearing webpage at the scheduled start time. Streaming will start once the hearing begins.)