VA doctors want boss out – ‘Shouldn’t be director,’ union leader says

A group of physicians working at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson is calling for the resignation of Medical Director Linda Watson and questioning her competence.

“It’s fair to say physicians are pretty much outdone with the director and the leadership here,” said Joseph Simon, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 589, representing VA physicians that serve in non-supervisory positions. “She shouldn’t be director of the hospital.”

Watson’s office directed all questions to medical center spokeswoman Deborah Thomas, who would not comment on the call for Watson’s resignation but said in a statement that the Jackson VA is “one of the top VA health care facilities in the nation.”

Aug. 17