VA secretary: Albuquerque staff acted properly

July 17, 2014 11:37 PM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Thursday that staffers at Albuquerque's VA hospital responded properly when a veteran died after collapsing in the medical center's cafeteria.

Hospital staff faced scrutiny after the death of 71-year-old Jim Napoleon Garcia, who received CPR on the floor while an ambulance was called to take him to an emergency room 500 yards away.

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