The VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 12. The VISN service area includes Northern Illinois, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and large portions of Wisconsin. In late October of 2020, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services received two separate complaints about facilities operated by the system in Danville that failed to adequately address the COVID-19 pandemic.
How did COVID-19 impact the Danville VA facility?
The reports to the OIG concerned two Community Living Centers operated by Illiana, known as Unity and Victory. An investigation by the OIG found that leadership at the facilities did indeed fail to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.