VA searches for new chief to succeed Robert Petzel

The Department of Veterans Affairs is on the hunt for a successor to Robert Petzel, M.D., who is set to retire in 2014 after completing a four-year stint as chief of the Veterans Health Administration, according to Petzel has come under fire for management problems at VA hospitals and failure to provide lawmakers with requested information in a timely manner, the article states. However, in a statement, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki expressed his gratitude to Petzel, thanking him for serving veterans' healthcare needs for four decades and "for his leadership in transforming VHA's healthcare delivery system to better care for veterans." Article